Electrochemistry for health applications: call for papers!

Analytical Methods is developing a themed collection to highlight the exciting area of electrochemistry for health applications. The scope of this themed collection is intentionally broad to cover electrochemical sensing, biosensing and applications in diagnostics and monitoring and neuroelectrochemistry. The criteria that Analytical Methods strives to emphasize, a clear societal impact, must be emphasized in these articles as well.

This online collection will be guest edited by Associate Editors C. Banks and B. Jill Venton and Reviews Editor Tony Killard.

Craig Banks

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

B. Jill Venton

University of Virginia, USA

Tony Killard

University of West England, UK

To celebrate the retirement of Professor Dermot Diamond, the collection will also feature a special editorial highlighting Professor Diamond’s important contributions to the field of electrochemical sensors.

Analytical Methods welcomes early applications of new analytical methods with clear societal impact. Articles included in the collection will be published as they are accepted and collected into an online collection which will receive extensive promotion. For more information about the journal or its scope, please visit the journal website or the recent editorial by the Editor-in-Chief, Scott Martin.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact methods-rsc@rsc.org.

Submission window: 1st June 2018 -30th November 2018!

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Analytical Methods Emerging Investigator Series

Launched in 2018, Analytical Methods 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.

Fiona Regan
Dublin City University, Ireland
Juewen Liu
University of Waterloo, Canada
Juan García-Reyes
University of Jaén, Spain

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 Analytical Methods 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: methods-rsc@rsc.org

 

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

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Analytical Methods in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Analytical Methods 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. Prashanth Adarakatti, Indian Institute of Science, ORCID: 0000-0002-9049-4862

Dr. Xueguang Shao, Nankai University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5027-4382

Dr. Xihui Bian, Tianjin Polytechnic University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5554-7159

Dr. Liwei Cao, Scripps Research Institute, ORCID: 0000-0003-1720-298X

Dr. Ning Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ORCID: 0000-0002-9582-412X

Dr. Yan Xia, Nankai University

Professor Antonio Molina-Diaz, University of Jaen

Dr. Elias Blanco, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ORCID: 0000-0003-0042-6266

Dr. Shulin Zhao, Guangxi Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2560-042X

 

We would also like to thank the Analytical Methods 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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Introducing the newest members of the Analytical Methods Advisory Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of 3 new members to the Analytical Methods Advisory Board.

 

Wendell Coltro, Instituto de Química, Brazil

Wendell Coltro is an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Química from Federal University of Goias in Brazil. His research focusses on the development of electrophoresis microchips, 3D printed microfluidic chips and disposable devices for bioanalytical and forensic applications, including rapid tests and clinical diagnostics. Wendell has published numerous papers in Analytical Methods and our sister journal Analyst. Read his most recent Analytical Methods article on “A fully disposable paper-based electrophoresis microchip with integrated pencil-drawn electrodes for contactless conductivity detection” here.

 

 

Lisa Holland, West Virginia University, USA

Lisa Holland is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University. Her research group uses capillary electrophoresis and capillary chromatography to investigate physiological processes. There are numerous advantages to employing these miniaturised separation techniques, including high resolution of individual components, reduced solvent use, and the opportunity to develop them into portable and affordable devices. These techniques serve as enabling tools and methods to study disease, improve biological therapeutics, evaluate nanomaterials, and screen toxicity.

 

 

Zachary Schultz, Ohio State University, USA

Zachary Schultz is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University. His lab uses vibrational spectroscopy for label-free detection in biophysical and interfacial systems. Combining a range of technologies, such as nanostructures and laser spectroscopy, Zac’s research aims to detect chemical properties and image systems at the molecular level to solve problems in metabolomics, protein receptor signalling and active plasmonics. Zac was named as an Outstanding Reviewer for our sister journal Analyst for 2016. Read his most recent Analytical Methods article on “Multiscale X-ray Fluorescence Mapping Complemented by Raman Spectroscopy for Pigment Analysis of a 15th Century Breton Manuscript” here.

 

 

Analytical Methods is guided by an international Editorial Board and Advisory Board – more information on all our board members can be found on our website. We welcome the knowledge and expertise our three new Advisory Board members will bring to the journal and we very much look forward to working with them. Welcome to the Analytical Methods team!

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Congratulations to Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress Poster Prize Winner

The Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2017: Sustainable Agriculture; How the Chemical Sciences Can Contribute to Food Security for a Growing Population (PACN) was held from 7th – 9th November in Accra, Ghana. It is the RSC’s flagship annual event for the African chemical sciences community and consists of lectures, exhibitions, posters and networking.

PACN offers researchers and policy-makers a chance to meetup and discuss current research, challenges, new developments and crucial issues on the topic of sustainable agriculture. The Congress was designed to reflect the diversity of science and research in a bid to help solve challenges of food security and progress towards sustainable agriculture, with a focus on the chemical sciences. All participants  had the opportunity to engage with other scientists, hear about cutting edge research and policy, and exchange ideas.

Analytical Methods proudly sponsored the Aglient Prize. We would like to congratulate the winner: Nkechinyere Isienyi, Forestry research Institute of Nigeria. Her entry was entitled “Impact of heavy metal on soil near Lapite dumpsite in Ibadan, Nigeria”. One of the undoubted highlights of the congress was when Nkechinyere Isienyi was awarded her poster prize, as it was clear to everyone how much the award meant to her. With the quality of submission so high, thankfully there were also several other poster prizes awarded during the congress.

PACN poster prize winners

Congratulations Nkechinyere Isienyi!

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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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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 JaneiroBrazil, from February 18-212018.

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

 

Elizabeth Magalhaes (Manager for Brazil and Latin America) and Janet Freshwater (Senior Commissioning Editor, Books) will both be attending the conference on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Be sure to have a chat with them if you want to find out more about the Royal Society of Chemistry!

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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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Euroanalysis 2017

Euroanalysis 2017, will be held from 28th August – 1st September 2017, in StockholmSweden.

Along the lines of the long traditions of Euroanalysis, the meeting will cover all aspects where analytical chemistry plays a role including fundamental and applied sciences. It will offer plenary and keynote presentations on cutting-edge topics by internationally renowned leaders of the field, followed by contributed talks and poster presentations to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions. In addition, a young researchers’ session will be organized to provide opportunities for and encourage Ph.D. students and postdocs to share their findings.

The conference has attracted about 500 participants from more than 30 countries, covering academia, governance and industry. The organisers hope that this will help to strengthen the networks between chemical societies and their members, working in diverse fields.

In addition to the lectures offered in the program, there are also opportunities to visit the exhibition, attend short courses and vendor’s seminars. A number of prominent analytical chemists will also be awarded.

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Electrochem 2017

Electrochem 2017 will be held at the University of BirminghamUK, from Sunday 10th – Tuesday 12th September2017

The Electrochem 2017 annual meeting is organised by the Electrochemistry, and Electroanalytical & Sensors Interest Groups of the RSC, and the Society of Chemistry & Industry (SCI). In 2017, it will also include the 58th Corrosion Science Symposium, the annual meeting of the Institute of Corrosion (Corrosion Science Division).

The Corrosion Science Symposium has been held annually since its launch in 1960 by Prof. L.L. Shreir. It is an ideal opportunity for students and young researchers in corrosion science from across Europe to congregate, discuss their work, share ideas and, above all, enjoy themselves in a stimulating environment. Contributions are invited in all areas of corrosion science and engineering.

Confirmed speakers:

Faraday medal winner: Professor Marc Koper, Leiden University
Fleischmann lecturer: Professor Stephen Fletcher

Registration closes on Friday 25th August.

Click here to register

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