Introducing new Analytical Methods Reviews Editor: Professor Tony Killard

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Tony Killard as our Reviews Editor. Tony has been a member of the Analytical Methods Editorial Board since 2015.


Tony Killard received his BA(Mod) Natural Sciences in Microbiology at Trinity College, Dublin in 1993 and his PhD in Biotechnology at Dublin City University (DCU) in 1998. He became Principal Investigator at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU in 2005. In 2011, he was appointed to the Chair in Biomedical Sciences at the University of the West of England and was made Adjunct Professor at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in October 2011. His areas of interest are the development of chemical sensors, biosensors and biomedical diagnostic devices; application of novel electroactive materials (nanostructured conducting polymers and electrocatalysts) to electrochemical sensors and biosensors, while also making these amenable to low cost mass production using technologies such as screen printing, inkjet printing and polymer MEMS fabrication; Integration of these sensors into functional diagnostic devices and systems e.g. point of care diagnostics using novel techniques such as breath monitoring and printed electronics technology and development of novel approaches to blood coagulation monitoring.


We welcome Tony and his expertise to the position of Reviews Editor, alongside our 11 existing Associate Editors.

Get in touch if you are interested in submitting a review to Professor Killard!

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

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Themed issue on microplastics in the environment now published!

The new themed issue for Analytical Methods titled Microplastics in the environment” is now published.

Guest Edited by Professors Fiona Regan (Dublin City University, UK), Chelsea Rochman (University of California Davis, USA) and Richard Thompson (Plymouth University, UK), this themed issue highlights the outstanding work in microplastics analysis and provides insight into this emerging and important area of research, coinciding with the recent high-profile media coverage on this topic.

All articles in the collection are free* to read until the 17th April 2017 (Access is free through a registered RSC publishing account).

This themed issue is introduced by the Guest Editors in their Editorial:

On the harmonization of methods for measuring the occurrence, fate and effects of microplastics

There are also two additional Editorials from leaders in the field discussing the current challenges facing researchers in microplastics analysis:

Improving microplastics source apportionment: a role for microplastic morphology and taxonomy?

Paul A. Helm

Analytical challenges associated with the determination of microplastics in the environment

Robert C. Hale

We hope you enjoy reading this issue!

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Introducing the new Analytical Methods editorial board Chair: Scott Martin

We are delighted to announce that, from 1st March, 2017, Scott Martin will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief of the Analytical Methods editorial board.

 

Scott Martin is Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry at Saint Louis University. He received his BS and MS degrees from Missouri State University and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research interests involve the use of microchip devices for monitoring biological systems. This includes development of methods for analyzing cells on-chip through integration of multiple techniques such as cell culture, electrophoresis and electrochemistry.

Up until now, Scott has been making a valuable contribution to the journal through his work as an Associate Editor. He first joined the editorial board in 2013.

We have complete confidence that the future of Analytical Methods is in extremely safe hands.

He will have the unenviable task of following up the fantastic work of former chair, Susan Lunte. The entire Analytical Methods team would like to thank Sue for her continued support and commitment. Thankfully, we are not losing Sue, as she is becoming a member of our advisory board.

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Congratulations to the MSB 2017 best poster award winners

MSB 2017 was held from March 26th – 29th, in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Analytical Methods was involved in the best poster competition, along with sister journal Analyst and fellow RSC journal Lab on a Chip. The competition was Judged by an international panel of scientists, which was chaired by Dr Monika Dittman, Agilent Technologies, Germany. All posters were judged on the following criteria:

Novelty and originality of the work, creativity and potential for innovation;

Scope of work, technical quality of experimental design, and execution of experiments;

Readability of the presentation and author’s explanations.

For the Analytical Methods sponsored prize, the award winner received a free, one year e-subscription to Analytical Methods. Congratulations to all of the prize winners.

Three of the best poster award winners, along with conference co-chair Rawi Ramautar (far left) and chair of the poster prize award panel, Monika Dittman (far right)

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BiosenseDementia 2017

International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia

BiosenseDementia 2017 will be held at Plymouth University, England, from 13th – 14th June.

Plymouth University is pleased to announce hosting of a two-day international workshop for biosensors for dementia from the 13th – 14th June 2017. This is the first international workshop for nanotechnology based sensors for dementia detection to be hosted at Plymouth University jointly with Swansea University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK.

The International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia combines expert academics and researchers from industry and healthcare. It is a fantastic chance to share knowledge in dementia diagnosis and biosensor development.  This important event will consist of plenary and invited talks, along with submitted papers and poster presentations.

Key Date

Early bird registration deadline: 21st April

Find out more here

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HPLC 2017: 45th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

HPLC 2017 is due to be held from 18th – 22nd June, in Prague, Czech Republic

   It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to HPLC 2017 Prague symposium organized for the first time in the Czech Republic. The HPLC symposium series is well known as the world leading forum for the information exchange among researchers dealing with separations in liquid phases and supercritical fluids. The conference program covers all aspects of fundamental and experimental approaches, novel instrumentation, column technologies and cutting-edge applications & instrumentation. The important feature is the coupling with mass spectrometry therefore one program track is devoted to hyphenated techniques only. The large exhibition enables to meet leading vendors presenting their latest technical innovations.

Analytical Methods and sister journal Analyst are pleased to be supporting the symposium, which is shaping up to be yet another high quality HPLC event.

Key Dates

17th April, 2017: Abstract deadline for poster presentations

1st May, 2017: Deadline for regular registration payment

1st May, 2017: Final programme confirmed

1st June: Abstract deadline for late breaking posters

Click here to view the full programme

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Introducing new Analytical Methods Associate Editor: Professor Jill Venton

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jill Venton as our newest Associate Editor on the Editorial Board.


Jill Venton is a Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Virginia. She got her PhD from University of North Carolina and was a postdoc at University of Michigan, before starting at University of Virginia in 2005. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and full Professor in 2016. Professor Venton has been a member on the advisory board for Analytical Methods’ sister journal Analyst since 2012.

Her research is in electrochemical sensors for making real-time measurements of neurotransmitters.  Her lab develops novel electrochemical sensors using carbon nanomaterials and is known for making real-time measurements of adenosine in rats and dopamine in the fruit fly brain.  She has won many awards including the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award, Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and Eli Lilly Young Analytical Investigator award.  She is also active in many outreach education programs to elementary teachers and students.

“I look forward to working with authors to publish high quality work in Analytical Methods, in order to strengthen the reputation of the journal.” 


We welcome Jill Venton and her expertise to the Analytical Methods Editorial Board as Associate Editor alongside our 10 existing Associate Editors. This appointment strengthens the Editorial Board, with all papers handled by an expert in the field. Submit your paper to Professor Venton today!

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

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9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies

The 9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies is due to be held from 4th – 5th May, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada.

For 2017, ETP and the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS) are working together to bringing sponsors and delegates an exciting new program featuring topics relating to: Native MS, MS in medicine, Imaging Advances, Ion Mobility Advances.

Members of CSMS will receive a discount on registrations fees.

Spanning across a packed two days, the 9th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies will include a multitude of distinguished speakers. There is also a poster competitions, with free one year Analytst and Analytical Methods subscriptions up for grabs.

Click here for full programme

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Outstanding Reviewers for Analytical Methods 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 Analytical Methods 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.

Dr Elias Blanco Gil, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid

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

Dr Christopher Foster, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Bin Hu, Wuhan University

Dr Shu-Hui Huo, Nankai University

Dr Dingbin Liu, Nankai University

Professor Antonio Molina-Diaz, University of Jaén

Dr Edward Randviir, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Xueguang Shao, Nankai University

Dr He-Fang Wang, Nankai University

We would also like to thank the Analytical Methods 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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Introducing new Analytical Methods Associate Editor: Professor Chris Easley

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Chris Easley as our newest Associate Editor on the Editorial Board.


Chris Easley is Knowles Associate Professor at Auburn University, USA. The Easley Laboratory focuses on the development of novel microanalytical techniques for performing unique experiments on biological systems. His laboratory’s research spans across multiple scientific disciplines, from analytical chemistry to molecular and cellular biology, using techniques which include ‘microfluidics, fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, passive flow control, molecular biology, aptamer selection, and electrophoresis’.


We welcome Chris Easley and his expertise to the Analytical Methods Editorial Board as Associate Editor alongside our nine existing Associate Editors. This appointment strengthens the Editorial Board, with all papers handled by an expert in the field. Submit your paper to Professor Easley today!

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