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Will you be at SPEC 2016 in Montreal?

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Will you be at SPEC 2016 on June 25-30 in Montreal, Canada?

This international conference series brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements.

If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about Analyst, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general, and let me explain why our journals are the best home for your research.

Analyst will be sponsoring a poster prize this year, so good luck to all the entrants!

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie

Deputy Editor, Analyst, Analytical Methods, JAAS.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

As with previous SPEC conferences, Analyst is proud to be publishing a themed issue to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in diagnosis and novel biomedical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

  • Submitted papers can be based on oral or poster presentations given at the meeting
  • There will be no upper limit to the number of papers an author can submit
  • All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner and must meet the usual standards and requirements for the journal
  • This themed issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017

The deadline for submission is 26th August 2016.

I look forward to meeting you in Canada!

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Themed issue on Carbon & Graphene in Analytical Science now published!

Analyst front coverWe are pleased to announce that the Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science has been published as issue 9 in Analyst.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this issue showcases the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.
Read his introductory editorial:

Carbon and Graphene in Analytical Science
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2618-2618
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN90028C

You can check out the complete issue here: rsc.li/1Nwezau

Happy reading!

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Is food allergen analysis flawed?

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It’s Allergy Awareness Week 25 April – 1 May, 2016.

There are around 21 million people who suffer from allergies in the UK alone.  Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting these people, and provides a dedicated helpline and online forums. Allergy Awareness Week hopes to draw attention to a number of allergies and promote well-being in those individuals who suffer from them.

Researchers at LGC, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Allergy Action, and the University of Manchester have combined to produce a critical review published in Analyst on the flaws in the analysis of food allergens that could jeopardise their future risk management, as well as ways to address those flaws. Follow the link below to read their review.

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Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs
M. J. Walker, D. T. Burns, C. T. Elliott, M. H. Gowland and E. N. Clare Mills
Analyst, 2016, 141, 24-35
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01457C

Check out the Chemistry World comment on allergies from Michael Walker here.

Interested to read more about food testing? Try the ‘Detecting food authenticity and integrity‘ online collection: A compilation of papers showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in the analysis and detection of food fraud, contamination, adulteration and spoilage.

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SPEC 2016 themed issue with Analyst

As with previous SPEC conferences, Analyst is proud to be publishing a themed issue on optical diagnosis to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in diagnosis and novel biomedical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

  • Submitted papers can be based on oral or poster presentations given at the meeting
  • There will be no upper limit to the number of papers an author can submit
  • All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner and must meet the usual standards and requirements for the journal
  • This themed issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017

The deadline for submission is 26th August 2016.

You can submit your article using the Analyst portal

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Congrats to the Europt[r]ode poster prize winners

Congratulations to our Analyst Poster Prize winners at the recent Europt[r]ode XIII meeting in Graz, Austria. The biannual conference is one of the major conference series on optical sensors and since 1992 it has been a forum for scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and industry from all over the world.

First place was won by Idoia Urriza, Complutense University of Madrid, whose poster was entitled “New luminescent indicator dyes for oxygen, hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans and ammonia detection in biogas streams”.

There was a tie for second place. One runner up was Gillian Duffy, Dublin City University, with her poster “A fully integrated centrifugal lab-on-a-disc optical sensing platform for measurement of phosphate in water”.

And the second runner up was Maciej Trzaskowski, Warsaw University of Technology, with his poster “Mobile SPR system for detection of biological threats”.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges and the prizes were awarded by Analyst Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie. First prize was 300 Euros, with both runners up winning 150 Euros each. All received a certificate to recognise their achievement.

Congratulations to Idoia, Gillian and Maciej!

Idoia Urriza Gillian Duffy Maciej Trzaskowski
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Optical Chemical Sensors and Biosensors publishing

To celebrate the recent Europt[r]ode conference in Graz, Austria, we have put together a collection of papers from Analyst and Analytical Methods dedicated to optical chemical sensors and biosensors research.

These papers will be free to read (with the creation of a free account) until the end of April. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Do you fancy submitting an article to Analyst or Analytical Methods? Why not submit to us today or alternatively email us with your suggestions!

An antibody-free microfluidic paper-based analytical device for the determination of tear fluid lactoferrin by fluorescence sensitization of Tb3+
Kentaro Yamada, Shunsuke Takaki, Nobutoshi Komuro, Koji Suzukia and Daniel Citterio
Analyst, 2014, 139, 1637-1643
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01926H

Sensing applications based on plasmonic nanopores: The hole story
Andreas B. Dahlin
Analyst, 2015, 140, 4748-4759
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN02258K

An integrated sensing and wireless communications platform for sensing sodium in sweat
G. Matzeu, C. O’Quigley, E. McNamara, C. Zuliani, C. Fay, T. Glennon and D. Diamond
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 64-71
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02254A

Application of PAMAM dendrimers in optical sensing
E. Soršak, J. Volmajer Valh, Š. Korent Urek and A. Lobnik
Analyst, 2015, 140, 976-989
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00825A

Development of a low cost microfluidic sensor for the direct determination of nitrate using chromotropic acid in natural waters
Deirdre Cogan, Cormac Fay, David Boyle, Conor Osborne, Nigel Kent, John Cleary and Dermot Diamond
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 5396-5405
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY01357G

Emerging priority substances in the aquatic environment: a role for passive sampling in supporting WFD monitoring and compliance
Lisa Jones, Jenny Ronan, Brendan McHugh, Evin McGovern and Fiona Regan
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 7976-7984
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY01059D

Label-free biosensors based on in situ formed and functionalized microwires in microfluidic devices
Yanlong Xing, Andreas Wyss, Norbert Esser and Petra S. Dittrich
Analyst, 2015, 140, 7896-7901
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01240F

Plasmon-enhanced optical sensors: a review
Ming Li, Scott K. Cushing and Nianqiang Wu
Analyst, 2015, 140, 386-406
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN01079E

Biosensor-based microRNA detection: techniques, design, performance, and challenges
Blake N. Johnson and Raj Mutharasan
Analyst, 2014, 139, 1576-1588
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01677C

Magnetic optical sensor particles: a flexible analytical tool for microfluidic devices
Birgit Ungerböck, Siegfried Fellinger, Philipp Sulzer, Tobias Abel and Torsten Mayr
Analyst, 2014, 139, 2551-2559
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00169A

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EUROPT[R]ODE – Will you be there?

Graz, Austria

The Clock Tower, landmark of Graz

Will you be at the EUROPT[R]ODE conference on March 20-23 in Graz, Austria?

The biannual EUROPT[R]ODE conference is one of the major conference series on optical sensors. Since 1992, the EUROPT[R]ODE conference has been a forum for scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and industry from all over the world.

If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about Analyst, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general, and let me explain why our journals are the best home for your research.

Analyst will also be sponsoring three poster prizes this year, so good luck to all the entrants!

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie

Deputy Editor, Analyst, Analytical Methods, JAAS.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

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SPEC 2016 – Abstract deadline soon

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SPEC 2016 is due to take place at Palais des congrés de Montréal in Canada between 26th – 30th June 2016

‘This international conference series brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements.’

Abstract deadline soon: 15th February 2016
10th April 2016: Early bird and presenting author registration deadline

Click here to submit your abstract

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit their website

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Deadline extended for themed issue on carbon and graphene in analytical science

We are extending the submission deadline for the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science to January 31st, 2016. So keep sending in your high quality research to be included in this exciting issue.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this upcoming themed issue will showcase the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.

Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will include carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and (nano)diamonds in the fields of electroanalysis, spectroscopy, and separation sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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SCIX 2015 – Will we see you there?

Will you be at the SCIX conference on Sept 27-Oct 2 in Providence, RI, USA?

If so, we’d love to invite you to join us for a chat at our ‘Meet the Editor’ session at RSC booth #16 at lunchtime on Tuesday !

Come and learn about our journals and find out why RSC Publishing is the best home for your research.

The following Editorial staff will be attending SCIX and would be pleased to meet you and answer your questions:

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie

Deputy Editor, Analyst, Analytical Methods, JAAS.

We’re delighted to be presenting two joint symposia with the ACS on “Analysis with Photons: Laser & Synchrotron Spectroscopy Science & Applications”, so do join us.

Monday, Sep 28, 9:15am, Room 554A/B

Wednesday, Sep 30, 3:50pm, Room 554A/B

Please feel free to get in touch with us before the conference to arrange a meeting.

We look forward to meeting you in Providence!

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