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Simple polymer tongue can taste the difference

Scientists in Germany have designed a simple polymer that can be used in a sensor to distinguish between similar fruit juices.

Sensors that analyse food, drink and drugs are important for quality control and preventing fraud. Chemo-optical sensors, or tongues, already exist for testing wine, coffee, whiskey and other beverages. Due to the complex nature of these samples, the tongues comprise a number of sensors, which undergo structural changes to provide a colour or fluorescence pattern in the presence of various analytes. Chemometric techniques then analyse the pattern, reporting the distinct ‘taste’ for each product.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>

This paper is free to access until 5th April, 2017:

Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)-based tongues discriminate fruit juices
Jinsong Han, Benhua Wang, Markus Bender, Kai Seehafera and Uwe H.F. Bunz
Analyst, 2017,142, 537-543
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN02387H

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Outstanding Reviewers for Analyst in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Analyst in 2016, 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.

Professor Hugh J. Byrne, Focas Research Institute

Dr Colin Campbell, University of Edinburgh

Dr Lingxin Chen, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

Dr Jaebum Choo, Hanyang University

Professor Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde

Professor Ning Gan, Ningbo University

Dr Takeaki Ozawa, University of Tokyo

Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Zachary Schultz, University of Notre Dame

Professor Chaoyong Yang, Xiamen University

We would also like to thank the Analyst board and the analytical science 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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33rd International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB) 2017

The 33rd International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis is due to be held between 26th – 29th March, 2017, in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

MSB 2017 embodies an interactive forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research on the frontiers of separation science, spanning fundamental theory/method/technology development to high-impact applications relevant to health, medicine, food and the environment.

Dates for your diary:

February 17, 2017: Deadline for Early Bird Registration at lowest fees

February 26, 2017: Deadline for Abstract Submission for Poster Presentation for Inclusion in online Program

March 19, 2017: Deadline for Submission of Late Breaking Presentations

MSB 2017 has so much on offer, including poster sessions, young investigator sessions and topic sessions introduced and chair by leading researchers in the field. The symposium will also feature an exciting variety of pre-conference short courses, distinguished speakers and presentations focusing on performance, hyphenation and impact.

Click here for full programme

Analyst Deputy Editor Maria Southall will be attending this meeting. If you are planning to attend, then why not have a chat with Maria at MSB 2017.

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest, please visit MSB2017 website http://msb2017.org/

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Professor Ryan C. Bailey: New Analyst Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ryan C. Bailey as Associate Editor to the Analyst Editorial Board.


Ryan C. Bailey received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2004 and then was a joint Post-doctoral Fellow at Caltech and the Institute for Systems Biology. He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006, with affiliate appointments in the Department of Bioengineering, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Institute for Genomic Biology.

In 2016, Professor Bailey was appointed as the Robert A. Gregg Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Professor Bailey’s research generally focuses on the development of new microscale analytical methods for detecting biomarkers and characterizing (bio)molecular interactions with applications in personalized clinical diagnostics and fundamental biochemistry/biophysics. To this end, his group has developed chip-integrated optical detection methods and microfluidic approaches that are being applied to translational transcriptomic, proteomic, and epigenomic analyses.

Professor Bailey has received various awards, including the Pittcon Achievement Award (2015), Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist (2013), and a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2007), and was named to the TR35: 35 Top Innovators under 35 list by Technology Review in 2012.


We welcome Professor Ryan C. Bailey and his expertise to the Analyst Editorial Board as Associate Editor alongside Takehiko Kitamori, Lanqun Mao, Jean-Francois Masson, Boris Mizaikoff, Steven Soper and Evan Williams. Submit your article to Professor Ryan C. Bailey today!

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ICAS 2017

International Congress on Analytical Sciences

 

ICAS 2017 is the five yearly international congress organised by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The event takes place at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hainan, China between 5th and 8th May 2017. The theme of this year’s congress is “Analytical Chemistry – From Tool to Science”, which will contain sessions on advanced instrumental analysis, nanoscience and nanotechnology, biological and bioanalysis, environmental sciences, food safety, micro-analysis and microfluidic, sensors systems, mass spectrometry, separation and chromatography, spectrometry/spectroscopy, and electrochemical analysis. The Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Lab on a Chip, Analyst and Analytical Methods are very pleased to be supporting this event.

Visit the conference website for further details on themes and speakers and to submit your abstract.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 28th February 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st March 2017

 

Register now to attend and present your work!

 

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Top 25 Most accessed Analyst Articles in 2016

We are delighted to share with you the top 25 most downloaded articles in Analyst from January-December 2016. These 5 papers are free to access for the next two weeks with a free publishing personal account – register here.

Biosensors and nanobiosensors for therapeutic drug and response monitoring
Kristy S. McKeating, Alexandra Aubé and Jean-Francois Masson
Analyst, 2016,141, 429-449
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01861G

Paper-based analytical devices for environmental analysis
Nathan A. Meredith, Casey Quinn, David M. Cate, Thomas H. Reilly, John Volckens and Charles S. Henry
Analyst, 2016,141, 1874-1887
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02572A

Plasmonic nanostructures for surface enhanced spectroscopic methods
Martin Jahn, Sophie Patze, Izabella J. Hidi, Richard Knipper, Andreea I. Radu, Anna Mühlig, Sezin Yüksel, Vlastimil Peksa,
Karina Weber, Thomas Mayerhöfer, Dana Cialla-May and Jürgen Popp
Analyst, 2016,141, 756-793
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02057C

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

Automated analysis of single cells using Laser Tweezers Raman Spectroscopy
S. Casabella, P. Scully, N. Goddard and P. Gardner
Analyst, 2016,141, 689-696
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01851J 

We hope you enjoy reading the top 25 most accessed articles of 2016 and wish you all the best for 2017.
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