Analyst Emerging Investigator Series

Launched in 2018, Analyst is now running an Emerging Investigator Series, featuring the best work in analytical chemistry being carried out by early career researchers. This series is ongoing, with accepted manuscripts being published in the next available issue of the journal and assembled in a high profile online collection.

 

We are committed to supporting up-and-coming scientists in the early stages of their independent careers and our Emerging Investigator Series provides a platform for early career researchers to showcase their best work to a broad audience. The ongoing series allows flexibility for contributors to participate in the venture without the restriction of submission deadlines, and will benefit the analytical chemistry community through continued exposure to the exciting work being done by its early-career members. Authors benefit from increased visibility, with individual mentions in the journal content alerts and individual feature interviews on the journal blog. Published articles in the series will be made free to access for a limited period.

 

Series Editors

The series has three international Series Editors with a broad range of expertise, representing the analytical chemistry community.

  

Laura Lechuga

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

Ryan Bailey

University of Michigan, USA

 

 Jaebum Choo

Hanyang University, South Korea

 

 

Who can be considered?

Scientists who are within five years of obtaining their first independent position can apply to have their research highlighted in the Emerging Investigators Series. Appropriate consideration will be given to career breaks and alternative career paths. The series will only feature primary research articles, highlighting the author’s research contribution to the field.

Applications in the form of a CV will be reviewed by the Editorial Office and the Emerging Investigator Series Editors. The selection criteria for the Emerging Investigators Series will be based on the following:

  • Fit of research programme to Analyst scope
  • Quality of publications, profile within institute and/or community

Articles submitted to the journal for the Series will undergo the usual peer-review process, and no guarantees of publication can be given to successful applicants.

 

Interested in applying?

Contact us: analyst-rsc@rsc.org

 

Follow @analystrsc on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest papers in the series.

 

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Next-wave Advances in Single Cell Analyses – Themed Issue in Progress!

Analyst is planning a themed issue to highlight next-wave advances in single cell analyses.

The emphasis of this themed issue is on emerging analytical advances in metabolomic, lipidomic, proteomic, and glycomic approaches, as well as high-dimensional approaches that unify multiple aspects of single-cell biology and medicine. We recognize that single-cell genomics and transcriptomics have received wide attention, due to the maturing impact of these established approaches. Here, we aim to highlight the next generation of important analytical approaches and implications.

Guest Editors

This collection will be co-guest edited by Analyst Associate Editor Takehiko Kitamori (University of Tokyo, Japan), Amy Herr (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala University, Sweden) and Masood Kamali-Moghaddam (Uppsala University, Sweden).

 

Takehiko Kitamori Amy Herr Ulf Landegren Masood Kamali-Moghaddam

Contribute to this collection

We welcome submissions of original research and review articles. Articles will be added to the collection as they are accepted and the resulting issue will benefit from extensive promotion.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018

 

About Analyst

Guided by Editor-in-Chief Duncan Graham and an international team of associate editors and editorial board membersAnalyst publishes analytical and bioanalytical research that reports premier fundamental discoveries and inventions, and the applications of those discoveries, unconfined by traditional discipline barriers.

 

Ready to contribute?

Email analyst-rsc@rsc.org or submit online at www. mc.manuscriptcentral.com/an

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2019

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that assists a promising early career scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. (We define early career as being either a student, or an employee in a non-tenured academic post or in industry, within 7 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks).

The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists, but is open to all involved with or utilising analytical science-based techniques.

Applications are invited for the 2019 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

An Application Form can be downloaded from:

http://www.abstrust.org/kirkirkbright-bursary-award-application-form

or for further information visit:

http://www.abstrust.org/, or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2018.

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Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2018 Winner

We are delighted to announce that Professor Wei Min has been selected by the Analyst Editorial Board as the winner of the 2018 Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship! This Lectureship was launched to be a platform for an early career analytical scientist to raise the profile of the analytical sciences to the wider scientific community and general public.

Dr Wei Min graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2003. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008, studying single-molecule biophysics with Professor Sunney Xie. After continuing his postdoctoral work in Professor Xie’s group, Dr Min joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University in 2010. He was promoted to Full Professor there in 2017. He is also affiliated with the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and NeuroTechnology Center at Columbia University.

Dr Min’s current research interests focus on developing novel optical spectroscopy and microscopy technology to address biomedical problems. In particular, his group has made important contributions to the development of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy and its broad application in biomedical imaging including bioorthogonal chemical imaging of small molecules and super-multiplex vibrational imaging.

Dr Min’s work has been recognized by a number of honours, including: Coblentz Award of Molecular Spectroscopy (2017); the ACS Early Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry (2017); Buck-Whitney Award of American Chemical Society (2015); Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2015); George Fraenkel Fund Award (2014); Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2013); NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2012); and Faculty Finalist of Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists of the New York Academy of Sciences (2012).

The award will be presented to Dr Min at SciX 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2018, where Dr Min will be delivering his plenary lecture.

Once again, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Min on this well-deserved award.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Analyst in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Analyst in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

 

Dr. Lingxin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0002-3764-3515

Dr. Jaebum Choo, Hanyang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3864-6459

Dr. Shijia Ding, Chongqing Medical University, ORCID: 0000-0002-9183-1656

Dr. Hugh Byrne, Dublin Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-1735-8610

Prof. Dr. YiTao Long, East China University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-2571-7457

Dr. Ruo Yuan, Southwest University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3664-6236

Dr. Kazuma Mawatari, The University of Tokyo, ORCID: 0000-0001-7232-5531

Dr. Meining Zhang, Renmin Univerisity, ORCID: 0000-0002-7061-6025

Professor Hideaki Hisamoto, Osaka Prefecture University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1067-4116

Dr. Juewen Liu, University of Waterloo, ORCID: 0000-0001-5918-9336

 

We would also like to thank the Analyst board and the analytical chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Professor Jaebum Choo: New Analyst Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jaebum Choo as Associate Editor to the Analyst Editorial Board.


Jaebum Choo is a Professor in the Department of Bionano Technology at Hanyang University. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Spectroscopy at Texas A&M University in 1994 and then, in 1995,  joined as a faculty member of Hanyang University. Jaebum has been the Director of “Center for Integrated Human Sensing System” (ERC supported by National Research Foundation of Korea, 2009-2013)and a President of Korean Biochip Society in 2015.

He is currently a BK21+ Director of Bionano Fusion Technology Program supported by National Research Foundation of Korea. His main research areas are SERS, biosensors, micro-devices and molecular spectroscopy. His current research programs are centered on the development of highly sensitive optical nano-sensor systems for rapid and sensitive in vitro diagnostics. He has given more than 130 invited lectures in the USA, Europe and Asia, and has published over 240 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters. Professor Choo was appointed as a Baik Nam Distinguished Professor in 2015 due to his excellent academic achievements.


We welcome Professor Jaebum Choo and his expertise to the Analyst Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. Submit your article to Professor Jaebum Choo today!


Read some of Professor Choo’s latest research published in Analyst:

Analysis of ribonuclease activity in sub-nanoliter droplets by label-free fluorescence measurements

Choi, J.-W., Vasamsetti, B.M.K., Kim, K.-W., Seo, S.H., Lee, D.-H., Chang, S.-I., Choo, J., Kim, H.Y.

Raman spectrum identification based on the correlation score using the weighted segmental hit quality index

Park, J.-K., Park, A., Yang, S.K., Baek, S.-J., Hwang, J., Choo, J.

You can keep up to date with the latest developments from Analyst by signing up for free table of contents alerts and monthly e-newsletters.

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Professor Damien Arrigan: New Analyst Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Damien Arrigan as Associate Editor to the Analyst Editorial Board.


Damien Arrigan is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He studied as an undergraduate at Dublin City University and, after a two-year career in industrial biotechnology, undertook his PhD (1992) at the National University of Ireland, Cork, on electroanalysis with chemically modified electrodes.

Following postdoctoral positions at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (Cork) and the University of Southampton, he was a lecturer in analytical chemistry at University of Salford. In 2001 he relocated to Tyndall National Institute, Cork, where he started to combine miniaturisation tools with electrochemistry for detection purposes and in 2009 he moved to Curtin University.

Damien’s research interests encompass analytical chemistry and its boundaries with electrochemistry, especially the development of new sensing and detection methods and devices. Recent emphasis has been on exploration of the analytical opportunities afforded by electrochemistry at liquid-liquid (oil-water) interfaces, especially by miniaturisation of these interfaces for chemical and biochemical sensing. Current interests include nanopores and nanoscale electrochemistry, behaviour and detection of biological macromolecules and disease biomarkers, and the development of sensors to enhance water re-use technologies. You can find out more about Damien’s research on his homepage.


We welcome Professor Damien Arrigan and his expertise to the Analyst Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. Submit your article to Professor Damien Arrigan today!


Read some of Professor Arrigan’s latest research published in Analyst:

Electrochemical behaviour at a liquid-organogel microinterface array of fucoidan extracted from algae

Felisilda, B.M.B, Alvarez De Eulate, E., Stringer, D.N., Fitton, J.H. and Arrigan, D.W.M.

You can keep up to date with the latest developments from Analyst by signing up for free table of contents alerts and monthly e-newsletters.

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1st UK Microfluidics for Analytical Chemistry Conference

1st UK Microfluidics for Analytical Chemistry Conference will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018 at the National Oceanography Centre in SouthamptonUK.

 

This one day conference aims to bring together UK researchers developing and applying microfluidic systems for chemical and biochemical analysis. The meeting will cover all types of devices (lab-on-chip, digital microfluidics, paper microfluidics, total analytical systems etc.) and concern application to all forms of molecular analysis (biomedical, environmental, forensic, quality control etc.)

It will provide an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the field and develop future research opportunities as part of an overall aim to nurture and promote the UK microfluidic and analytical communities. This will also offer PhD students and early career researchers a chance to present their work.

Sessions will feature presentations by invited speakers, including keynote presentations from Nicole Pamme (Advisory Board Member for Lab on a Chip) and Joshua Edel (Advisory Board Member for Analyst), in addition to presentations selected from submission of abstracts. There will also be a chance to view the posters and exhibition, with additional networking possible during a wine reception at the end of the event.

Key deadlines:

Abstract deadline – 3rd December, 2018

Earlybird registration deadline -17th December, 2018

Standard Registration deadline – 12th January, 2018

 

To register, please click here and for more information, please visit the Conference website here.

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Submit your work to the SPEC 2018 Themed Collection!

10th SPEC Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK

10th June – 15th June 2018

 

Analyst is delighted to announce that a themed collection based on the SPEC 2018 conference, to be held in Glasgow, 10th June – 15th June, is open for submissions! This collection will be guest-edited by Organising Committee Chair Matthew J. Baker from the University of Strathclyde, UK.

 

SPEC2018 will feature high quality presentations from scientists and clinicians, both from academia and industry, who are developing spectroscopic instrumentation and techniques to improve world health. This meeting will reflect on developments over the last two decades and look forward towards exciting future opportunities.

 

The Analyst SPEC2018 themed collection welcomes all delegates to submit their research to the journal. Papers can be based on oral or poster presentations to be given at SPEC2018, or on any other work that falls within the scope of both the journal and the conference. For more information on the journal scope, please visit our website. The submission deadline is the 1st July 2018. The collection will be published in late 2018 and will receive extensive promotion and high visibility within the analytical chemistry community.

 

Click on the covers below to take a look at the high quality work featured in previous SPEC themed issues:

          SPEC2016            SPEC2014              SPEC2012

 

For further information about the scope of the collection or about submitting your work please get in touch: analyst-rsc@rsc.org

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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MSB 2018

The 34th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB 2018) is to be held at the conference center of the Windsor Barra Hotel (Barra da Tijuca) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 18-21, 2018.

Since its inception in 1989 (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), MSB has evolved into an interactive forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research on the frontiers of separation science, spanning fundamental theory, method development, technology advancements to innovative applications relevant to human health, medicine, food and the environment.

MSB 2018 centers on science and people by creating a confidential ambience that facilitates vigorous exchange between delegates. This edition will feature stimulating pre-conference short-courses, distinguished plenary speakers and a parallel program covering a wide spectrum of current microscale bioseparation techniques.

The symposium format encompasses several significant features:

  • A scientific program, where over 70% is based on submitted abstracts.
  • A double-blind peer review process ensuring top science regardless of reputation or seniority.
  • Oral presentations with 1/3 of the time reserved for active discussion.
  • Topic sessions introduced and chaired by leading researchers.
  • A young investigator session with rising stars in microscale separations.
  • Poster sessions with selected 3-minute talks.
  • Science Café lunch seminars by vendors presenting advances in commercial separation technology.

Registration includes lunches, opening & closing receptions, and a symposium dinner at the iconic “Pão de Açúcar” (Sugar Loaf) scenic venue.

Since the MSB 2018 date is just one week after Carnival in Rio, delegates are invited to come a day earlier to join  a pre-symposium social activity: the Champion’s Parade of Rio Samba Schools on Feb. 17, 2018.

Key Dates

  • Nov. 21, 2017: Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation closes
  • Dec. 1, 2017: Notification of Acceptance for Oral Presentations
  • Dec. 8, 2017: Deadline for Registration of Authors for Oral Presentation
  • Dec. 15, 2017: Preliminary Oral Program Posted Online
  • Jan. 19, 2018: Close for Early Bird Registration at Lowest Fees
  • Jan. 26, 2018: Close for Poster Abstract Submission for Inclusion in the Online Program
  • Feb. 2, 2018: Program Posted Online
  • Feb. 9, 2018: Deadline for Submission of Late Breaking Presentations
  • Feb. 18, 2018: Symposium Short Courses and Opening
  • Feb. 19-21, 2018: 34th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis

Click here to register

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SciX 2017, Reno, USA

SciX 2017, a conference featuring cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications, was held in Reno, NV from October 8-13, 2017.

Award-Winning Scientists

The Sir George Stokes Award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to analytical science by someone demonstrably working in a complementary field, which has led to developments of seminal importance to chemical analysis. It is awarded biennially and the winner is chosen by the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division Awards Committee. We are delighted to announce that this year the award was presented to Tony Cass from Imperial College London at SciX 2017 in Reno. Tony  presented his prize lecture on Tackling Global Health Challenges with Biosensor Technologies on the 9th of October. Congratulations Tony!

Analyst Chair Duncan Graham presents Tony Cass with the Sir George Stokes Award in Reno, NV

 

It also gives us great pleasure to announce that Analyst Chair Duncan Graham and Analytical Methods Editor-in-Chief Scott Martin both received awards at SciX 2017. The Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy was awarded to Duncan Graham, who delivered his Plenary lecture “Mann up, SERS Can be Useful!” on Tuesday 10th October. Scott Martin was the recipient of the AES Mid-Career Award. After being presented with his award, Scott delivered a plenary lecture titled  “Using Microchip Electrophoresis and Electrochemical Detection to Investigate Cellular Communication”. We are extremely proud of Scott and Duncan. Congratulations on well-deserved awards.

Duncan Graham, Chair of Analyst, is presented with the Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy by Ian Lewis from Kaiser Optical Systems

Analytical Methods Editor-in-Chief Scott Martin receives the AES Mid-Career Award from Mark Hayes, Arizona State University

RSC Sessions

Maria Southall, Deputy Editor of Analyst and Analytical Methods, attended SciX and chaired two Royal Society of Chemistry sessions – the RSC Sensors for Cancer Diagnostics session and the RSC Award session. Both sessions featured excellent presentations from experts in the field of analytical chemistry. The RSC Award session showcased the work of Danny O’Hare (Imperial College London, UK), Eiry Kobatake (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Xian-En Zhang (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) and Gianfranco Gilardi (University of Torino, Italy). At the RSC Sensors for Cancer Diagnostics session, Analyst Associate Editors Steven Soper (University of Kansas, USA) and Jean-Francois Masson (University of Montreal, Canada) presented some of their research, along with Analytical Methods Advisory Board member Amanda Hummon (University of Notre Dame, USA) and Peter Gardner from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.

Photo from left to right: Eiry Kobatake, Xian-En Zhang, Maria Southall (RSC), Tony Cass, Gianfranco Gilardi, Danny O’Hare

Thank you to all our session speakers!

Spring SciX 2018

Spring SciX is a UK-based meeting of the successful SciX series, covering a wide range of analytical chemistry research, with a focus on early career researchers. Join leaders in the analytical sciences as they present progress on emergent topics, meet with exhibitors, and network over four days in Glasgow. Find out more at http://springscix.org/

We hope to see you there!

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