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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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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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Introducing the new Analytical Methods editorial board Chair: Scott Martin

 

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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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!

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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The Emerging Technologies Competition is looking for food innovation

For five years the Royal Society of Chemistry’s competition has supported start-ups and universities with getting their technologies to market. The competition now has a dedicated food & drink category and is accepting applications until 13 March 2017

The Emerging Technologies Competition is supporting innovation right across the food & drink sector – from smart ingredients and novel delivery technologies, to crop protection, food authenticity, security and traceability.

Winners will be supported by food & drink giants Unilever, Diageo and Mondeléz. This support is completely tailored to the needs of the winner; it may include strategy reviews, assisting with market research, product testing, supporting funding bids, or introductions to brand new networks.

They will also receive:

  • Support with media coverage and publicity
  • Financial mentoring from KPMG
  • Business training from University of Cambridge’s Entrepreneurial Centre
  • Intellectual property advice from Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • £10,000 prize money

The competition has proved a fantastic springboard for entrepreneurial ideas. Winners have gone on to raise a combined total of over £25 million in investment and funding, and one has recently announced a £28 million trade sale. Competition entrants have their business ideas rigorously assessed by specialists from both industry and the public sector, meaning winning has been instrumental in demonstrating a technology’s worth to investors.

Renata Zioben, whose company Haemostatix was bought after winning in the competition in 2015, says:

“[Winning the competition] demonstrated to our share-holders that our product was regarded as highly innovative, and validated the technology for our acquirer.”

In addition, the competition has seen university groups spin out into promising businesses, and small businesses expand overseas, enter commercial contracts, conduct industrial scale trials and collectively double their number of employees.

The competition closes for applications 13 March. Find out more and enter here.

The competition is supporting innovation right across the food & drink sector. The category spans a broad range of topics, including:

Healthy food and nutrition | Food safety | Smart ingredients | Novel delivery technologies | Food and raw material authenticity, security and traceability | Clean label | Food ingredient stability and monitoring | Crop protection and agricultural productivity | Water quality | Sustainable practices in process efficiency and waste minimisation

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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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25 Most Accessed Analytical Methods Articles of 2016

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

3D-printed microfluidic devices: fabrication, advantages and limitations—a mini review
Chengpeng Chen, Benjamin T. Mehl, Akash S. Munshi, Alexandra D. Townsend, Dana M. Spence and R. Scott Martin
Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 6005-6012
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY01671E

Aluminium foil as a potential substrate for ATR-FTIR, transflection FTIR or Raman spectrochemical analysis of biological specimens
Li Cui, Holly J. Butler, Pierre L. Martin-Hirsch and Francis L. Martin
Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 481-487
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02638E

SERS study of bacteria using biosynthesized silver nanoparticles as the SERS substrate
Balaprasad Ankamwar, Ujjal Kumar Sur and Pulak Das
Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 2335-2340
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY03014E

Green fluorescent protein-based assays for high-throughput functional characterization and ligand-binding studies of biotin protein ligase
Samuel P. Askin, Thomas E. H. Bond and Patrick M. Schaeffer
Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 418-424
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY03064A

Forensic electrochemistry: simultaneous voltammetric detection of MDMA and its fatal counterpart “Dr Death” (PMA)
Loanda R. Cumba, Jamie P. Smith, Khaled Y. Zuway, Oliver B. Sutcliffe, Devaney R. do Carmo and Craig E. Banks
Anal. Methods, 2016,8, 142-152
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02924D

 

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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