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Call for papers: themed issue dedicated to ion-mobility mass spectrometry

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in ion-mobility mass spectrometry.

For your article to be considered for the IM-MS themed issue we must receive your manuscript by April 28th 2015.

Guest Edited by Professor Perdita Barran, The University of Manchester and Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan, 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 highlight key advances in ion mobility-mass spectrometry-themed science in the areas of: chemical threat detection, new instrumentation, gas-phase ion mobility analysis/ theory, biomolecular structure, complex mixture analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, supramolecular chemistry, polymer analysis, new ionization sources, and drug discovery/development.

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

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Call for papers: themed issue dedicated to sensing using biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes.

biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing fundamental discoveries, progress and developments in sensing using biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes.

For your article to be considered for the themed issue we must receive your manuscript by December 1st 2014.

Guest Edited by Dr Joshua Edel and Professor Sang-Hyun Oh, this upcoming themed issue will highlight the significant progress in developments related to single molecule biosensing using nanopores and nanopipettes. The issue will feature review articles, original research papers and communications across the breadth of the subject area.

If you would like to contribute a review article or original research paper to the biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes themed issue, please contact us.

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Analytical Sciences in Brazil – web themed issue

Analyst and Analytical Methods recently joined forces to produce a web themed issue on Analytical Sciences in Brazil, highlighting the growth of the field of analytical science in Brazil with the aim to provide a showcase for some of the best researchers in this area.

As an extra special feature of this issue, please read below the introductory Editorial from Guest Editors, Professor Ivo M. Raimundo Jr and Professor Boris Mizaikoff, translated into Portuguese.

Analytical Sciences in Brazil – Editorial

 The use of EEM fluorescence data and OPLS/UPLS-DA algorithm to discriminate between normal and cancer cell lines: a feasibility studyÉ uma honra apresentar este número temático virtual dos periódicos Analyst e Analytical Methods dedicado à Ciências Analíticas no Brasil. Esta iniciativa oportuna da Royal Society of Chemistry acontece em um período particularmente especial e importante para os pesquisadores brasileiros, visto que recentemente as agências de financiamento nacionais e estaduais têm feito esforços excepcionais objetivando uma melhora consistente na qualidade das pesquisas, desenvolvimentos e inovações desenvolvidas no Brasil, que são expressos de forma significativa nos programas “Institutos Nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia” e “Ciência sem Fronteiras”. O programa “Institutos Nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia” tem a finalidade de agregar grupos de pesquisa de todo o Brasil em Centros Virtuais para realizar pesquisas colaborativas nas fronteiras da ciência em áreas estratégicas nacionais, para dar suporte ao desenvolvimento sustentável do país e estimular a inovação em ciência. “Ciência sem Fronteiras” é um programa de mobilidade e intercâmbio internacional com o objetivo de expandir e consolidar ainda mais a ciência, tecnologia e inovação, encorajando e apoiando os processos de internacionalização das universidades e centros de pesquisa. Além disso, são criadas oportunidades para a implementação de projetos de colaboração de longa duração entre pesquisadores brasileiros e pesquisadores internacionais com elevada experiência, promovendo também o intercâmbio de estudantes de graduação e pós-graduação, além de pós-doutorandos, com instituições internacionais de alto nível. Enquanto estes programas certamente melhorarão a competitividade da pesquisa brasileira, é a ciência conduzida pelos pesquisadores envolvidos que darão vida a estes programas.
Trace analysis of pesticides and an assessment of their occurrence in surface and drinking waters from the State of São Paulo (Brazil)

O tópico deste número temático é extremamente significativo, uma vez que enfatiza a importância da química analítica em um cenário científico global. Por um bom período, a química analítica foi considerada uma área periférica da química e os químicos analíticos eram vistos apenas como provedores de dispositivos e métodos para análises qualitativas e quantitativas demandadas, por exemplo, pelas indústrias (controle de qualidade e de processos), laboratórios clínicos e monitoramento ambiental. Entretanto, durante as últimas décadas a “química analítica convencional” sofreu uma notável evolução, transformando-se em “ciências analíticas modernas”, que pode ser, não totalmente, mas em parte certamente atribuída aos avanços da microeletrônica, microfabricação, nanomateriais/nanotecnologia e quimiometria. Atualmente, as ciências analíticas modernas amadureceram, tornando-se uma disciplina de pesquisa altamente interdisciplinar, ágil e transformadora, abordando, por exemplo, de tecnologia analítica de processos à análise de uma única célula, de monitoramento ambiental à química verde, de diagnósticos clínicos/médicos ao sensoriamento (bio)químico e de análise de composição de materiais à quantificação de contaminantes em alimentos. Adicionalmente, além de determinar “o que” e “quanto” existe de um constituinte-alvo, a química analítica contemporânea adicionou os domínios espaciais, temporais e de especiação à estes parâmetros, isto é, “onde”, “quando” e “como” um analito está presente dentro de uma determinada matriz. Em outras palavras, a Química Analítica evoluiu para uma disciplina chave da química moderna, movendo-se de sua periferia para o seu núcleo central.

Qual a situação das Ciências Analíticas no Brasil? Esta foi a questão que fizemos quando foi lançada a ideia de um número especial neste tema. O Brasil está ainda focando em “química analítica” ou está contribuindo ativamente com desenvolvimentos inovadores em “ciências analíticas”? Enquanto esta questão pode ser certamente respondida sob diferentes aspectos e considerações, a resposta da comunidade de química analítica brasileira fala por si mesma: dois meses após a data limite para submissão de artigos para este número especial, 38 manuscritos haviam sido aceitos para publicação, os quais documentam de forma notável a relevância, a vitalidade e a inovação das ciências analíticas no Brasil. Mais importante e para particular satisfação dos Editores, em vez de regiões específicas – e provavelmente favorecidas financeiramente – dentro do Brasil, as contribuições têm sido submetidas de norte a sul e de leste a oeste do país. Por exemplo, enquanto as regiões ao norte e à oeste eram certamente consideradas “distantes” dos epicentros da ciência, isto mudou dramaticamente durante os últimos trinta anos, assim como a química analítica. De uns poucos Programas de Pós-Graduação em universidades no sul e sudeste, o cenário científico expandiu-se para proporcionar uma ampla multiplicidade, espalhada por todo o país. Este imenso esforço de pesquisadores de diferentes estados, que foram as sementes destes novos programas, hoje reflete na diversidade e força do ensino de química por todo o Brasil. Portanto, a resposta é claramente “sim”. O Brasil dedica-se e contribui para as ciências analíticas modernas, acima e além das contribuições publicadas neste número especial!
A novel architecture based upon multi-walled carbon nanotubes and ionic liquid to improve the electroanalytical detection of ciprofibrate

Finalmente, os Editores deste número temático – Prof. Ivo M. Raimundo Jr. (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil) e Prof. Boris Mizaikoff (Universidade de Ulm, Alemanha) – gostariam de agradecer profundamente May Copsey (Editora) e Rebecca Brodie (vice-editora) por tratar de todos os detalhes referentes à esta edição, a qual não seria possível sem suas generosas assistências. Além disso, gostariam também de agradecer o Instituto Nacional de Ciências e Tecnologias Analíticas Avançadas, que forneceu as bases para esta iniciativa. Por fim, mas não menos importante, gostariam de agradecer todos os pesquisadores brasileiros que contribuíram para este número, possibilitando que o Analyst e o Analytical Methods proporcionem aos seus leitores um sabor especial das Ciências Analíticas atualmente produzidas no Brasil!

To read some of the exciting research being performed in Brazil, please click through and check out the web themed issue.

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Call for papers for in vivo analysis themed issue

 

Live-cell vibrational imaging of choline metabolites by stimulated Raman scattering coupled with isotope-based metabolic labelingYou are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing fundamental discoveries in in vivo analysis.

For your article to be considered for the in vivo analysis themed issue we must receive your manuscript by October 20th 2014.

Guest Edited by Professor Lanqun Mao, Analyst Associate Editor, this upcoming themed issue will highlight recent advances and developments focusing on analytical investigation in vivo. Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will feature review articles, original research papers and communications across the breadth of the field.

If you would like to contribute a review article or original research paper to the in vivo analysis themed issue you are most welcome, please contact us.

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Analytical Sciences in Brazil themed issue – extended deadline

Analyst and Analytical Methods invite you to submit your next article to a web-themed issue on

Analytical Sciences in Brazil

Interdisciplinary analytical science is particularly welcome

Extended Submission deadline: 31st March 2014
Articles published online in a web collection

Guest Editors: Boris Mizaikoff, University of Ulm
Ivo M. Raimundo Jr., UNICAMP

Analyst: The home of premier fundamental discoveries, inventions and applications in the analytical and bioanalytical sciences with an Impact Factor of 4.0

Analytical Methods: Publishing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact and one of the fastest growing general analytical journals.

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Probe and Chip Approaches to Cell Analysis Themed Issue: Submissions Open!

Harris et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 4769-4776

We are delighted to announce a new themed issue of Analyst on

Probe and Chip Approaches to Cell Analysis

This issue, edited by Professor Luke Lee (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and Professor Jonathan Cooper (University of Glasgow, UK), aims to cover a wide range of aspects of cell analysis based on recent microfluidic and lab-on-a chip technologies by highlighting analytical developments and novel applications.

Why not submit today? Submission deadline: 9th January 2014. Email us at ANALYST-RSC@rsc.org for more information.

All articles will be peer-reviewed and, to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal.

Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Probe and Chip Approaches to Cell Analysis themed issue.

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Themed Issue on Molecular Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation now published

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The new joint web themed Issue of Analyst and Analytical Methods on Molecular Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation has now been published online!

Take a look at this great collection of papers illustrating the most innovative research aimed at preserving our rich cultural heritage.

The themed issue highlights a great number of analytical techniques employed to study art and cultural objects at a molecular level, characterising their structure, properties and chemistry. 

Bertrand et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 4463-4469

If you are interested in the study and preservation of art of the past and the present, discover the latest analytical breakthroughs described in our Web Collection.

“A deep connection to our past and shared cultural heritage must be preserved to foster a balanced society where all humanity can thrive”, from the Editorial of  Francesca Casadio and Richard P. Van Duyne, Guest Editors of the Issue.

In addition, below are some articles of the issue that you might be interested to read. These papers will be free to read for the next 4 weeks. Enjoy!

Looking beneath Dalí’s paint: non-destructive canvas analysis
Marta Oriola, Alenka Možir, Paul Garside, Gema Campo, Anna Nualart-Torroja, Irene Civil, Marianne Odlyha, May Cassar and Matija Strlič 
Anal. Methods, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41094C

Caggiani et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 4345-4354

Alteration of Asian lacquer: in-depth insight using a physico-chemical multiscale approach
Anne-Solenn Le Hô, Chloé Duhamel, Céline Daher, Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet, Céline Paris, Martine Regert, Michel Sablier, Guilhem André, Jean-Paul Desroches and Paul Dumas 
Analyst, 2013, 138, 5685-5696
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00608E

Analysis of cadmium based pigments with time-resolved photo-luminescence
Anna Cesaratto, Cosimo D’Andrea, Austin Nevin, Gianluca Valentini, Francesco Tassone, Roberto Alberti, Tommaso Frizzi and Daniela Comelli  
Anal. Methods, 2013, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41585F

Quantifying degradation of collagen in ancient manuscripts: the case of the Dead Sea Temple
Scroll R. Schütz, L. Bertinetti, I. Rabin, P. Fratzl and A. Masic 
Analyst, 2013,138, 5594-5599
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00609C

Please click here to access the full web collection.  

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Analysis in gases and liquids using quantum cascade lasers Themed Issue: Submit NOW!

Soon we will be publishing a themed issue of Analyst on

Analysis in gases and liquids using quantum cascade lasers

We aim to cover a wide range of aspects of this exciting area of research by highlighting analytically important developments and novel applications. 
This issue is guest edited by Boris Mizaikoff, (University of Ulm) and Bernhard Lendl (Vienna University of Technology).

 Submit your work today

 All articles will be peer-reviewed, and to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Analysis in gases and liquids using quantum cascade lasers themed issue.

Email us at ANALYST-RSC@rsc.org for more information

 

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Analytical Sciences in Brazil Web Themed Issue: Submissions Open!

Analyst and Analytical Methods invite you to submit your next article to a web-themed issue on

 “Analytical Sciences in Brazil”  

Interdisciplinary analytical science is particularly welcome

Submission deadline: 31st Jan 2014
Articles published online in a web collection

Guest Editors: Boris Mizaikoff, University of Ulm
                     Ivo M. Raimundo Jr., UNICAMP

 

Analyst: The home of premier fundamental discoveries, inventions and applications in the analytical and bioanalytical sciences with an Impact Factor of 4.0

Analytical Methods: Publishing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact and the fastest growing general analytical journal.

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Analytical Toxicology of Nanoparticles Themed issue: Submissions Open!

Soon we will be publishing a themed issue of Analyst on Analytical Toxicology of Nanoparticles featuring research on new nanotechnologies and their potential impact on safety and environment.

The aim is to highlight analytical techniques developed to detect and characterise nanoparticles and determine their influence on biological and ecological systems.

Guest Edited by Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota

Do you work in the area of nanoparticle toxicology? Submit your work today!

All articles will be peer-reviewed, and to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Analytical Toxicology of Nanoparticle themed issue.

Email us at ANALYST-RSC@rsc.org for more information.

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