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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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‘Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop’ Peptides, proteins, and metals in disease and therapy

‘Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop’ will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, from 6th – 8th November, 2017.

The ‘Newton Fund Researcher Link Workshop’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. As part of this programme, early career researchers are now being recruited to participate in the workshop.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

The Newton Fund will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however, participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the Newton Fund participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance.

Registration deadline: 31 July 2017

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Microfluidics Congress: USA

You are cordially invited to the Microfluidics Congress: USA in Philadelphia on 24th – 26th July 2017. Join our community of leading academics and scientists from biotechnology & pharmaceuticals organizations who are working to transform healthcare by harnessing the developments of these new and overlapping technologies.

Microfluidics is a rapidly developing area of research, and scientists are continually discovering the wide range of possibilities the technology can provide. At the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, microfluidics is revolutionizing the way patients are diagnosed, monitored and treated, and is unlocking the potential for reduced reagent consumption and thus, cost.


The conference will examine the latest developments in the technologies and techniques being used for progressing medical research, as well as the challenges and future of microfluidics. Registration is now open here.

 

Some of the topics to be covered:


• Point-of-care diagnostics
• Organ-on-a-chip
• Droplet microfluidics
• Microfabrication
• Isolation and analysis of CTCs
• 3D printing of microfluidic devices
• Single-cell analysis
• Commercialization and venture capitalism

 

Keynote speakers will include Lab on a Chip Editor-in-Chief  Abraham Lee and Advisory Board member George Whitesides. See the agenda for further details.



Enhance your itinerary with pre & post event workshopsLab on a Chip Advisory Board member Holger Becker (microfluidic ChipShop GmbH), will lead a 4 hour workshop on Lab-on-a-Chip technologies as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and the life sciences.

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Andy Wain – Our New Advisory Board Member!

We are delighted to announce our new Advisory Board member – Andy Wain!

Andy Wain is a principal research scientist for the National Physical Laboratory, allowing him to explore his research interests which include heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, electrochemical imaging and molecular spectroscopy. Whilst at NPL, Andy has been a part of the Electrochemistry Group and is also the lead scientist of a catalysis initiative focusing on supporting industry with state of the art catalysis methods. Andy received an undergraduate Master’s degree in Chemistry from Oxford University in 2003. Continuing his studies at Oxford University, in 2006, he obtained his PhD in electrochemical electron spin resonance spectroscopy. After finishing his studies in Oxford, he spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate at California State University Los Angeles. During this time, his research focused on novel electrochemical approaches to studying bio-molecule modified interfaces. In 2013, Andy became a chartered chemist (CChem) and in 2015 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).  He has published three book chapters and over 40 papers.

Read Andy’s critical review in Analytical Methods:

Combined Electrochemical-Topographical Imaging: A Critical Review
M. A. O’Connell, A. J. Wain
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 6983-6999

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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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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

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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