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Will you be at LIBS 2016?

Will you be at LIBS 2016 on Sept 12-14 in Chamonix, France?

The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) will be held in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France this September.  If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about JAAS, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general, and let me explain why our journals are the best home for your research.

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

I look forward to meeting you in Chamonix!

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LIBS 2016 – deadline approaching

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The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy will be held at the Centre de Congres in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc between 12-16 September 2016

“From laser plasmas to analyses” will be the guiding thread of the conference, because between the science and the technology, there is knowledge to be elaborated and expertise to be shared!’

Dates for your diary:

25th July 2016: Early registration fee payment deadline

What to expect on the day:

Five different forms of presentation
Plenary lectures
Invited talks including a snapshot of the LIBS technique by the most active and representative LIBS R&D teams
Oral presentations
Vendor session talks
Poster presentations

For more information about the lectures and for details on specific topics please see the conference program

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW

For more information about the conference please see their website

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Extended deadline for JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship

In order to ensure we receive as many high quality nominations as we can, we have extended the deadline for nominations for the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to 1st July 2016.

Lectureship details

The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Perspective or Research Article to JAAS.

Eligibility

The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within the scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. The nominee has to be under ten years from gaining their PhD and those who hold a senior permanent position are not eligible for the award.

Nominations

Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by 1st July 2016; researchers cannot nominate themselves and members of the Editorial Board judging panel are not eligible to receive the lectureship.

Nominations must include:

A letter of recommendation, including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee

A brief biography of the nominee, including a summary of education and career

A list of relevant publications, highlighting those of particular significance as judged by the nominator

Selection

The lectureship winner will be selected by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination.

Submit a nomination

To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation, nominee biography and publication list no later than 1st July 2016.

JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship Nomination

You can read about last year’s inaugural winners here.

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EWLA 2016 themed issue with JAAS

As with previous EWLA conferences in the past, JAAS is proud to be publishing a themed issue on laser ablation to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in laser-based microanalytical techniques.

The deadline for submission is 30 September 2016.

  • Submitted papers can be based on oral or poster presentations given at the meeting
  • There will be no upper limit to the number of papers an author can submit
  • All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner and must meet the usual standards and requirements for the journal
  • This themed issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017

You can submit your article using the JAAS portal

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In memory of Shan Gao

Professor Shan Gao

Recently, we received the very sad news that our former colleague and Editorial Board member Professor Shan Gao had passed away, only 53 years old.

Shan Gao was Professor of Geochemistry at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and part-time professor at Northwestern University. He received his doctor’s degree from the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 1989 and was selected to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009 and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He also worked as associate editor and editorial board member of JAAS successively. His research mainly focused on laser ablation ICP-MS and its application in the analysis of minerals in situ elements and isotopes, chemical compositions of continental crust and the chemical exchange between the crust and mantle.

His contributions to these areas of research will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

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Asia-Pacific Winter Conference collection now published!

We are pleased to announce that the collection of papers from last year’s meeting is now available to read online.

This is a collection of papers showcasing some of the topical research presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, held in Xiamen, China, May 19-22, 2015.

Make sure to read the Introductory Editorial from Guest Editor and Conference Chairman Wei Hang.

You can access the online version of the collection here .

We hope you enjoy reading the collection!

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In memory of Joseph A. Caruso

Joseph Caruso

Professor Joseph Caruso

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our Advisory Board member and dear colleague Professor Joseph Caruso has recently passed away. Over the years he has been very active for the Royal Society of Chemistry and as well as serving as Chair for JAAS, he was the founding Chair for Metallomics, and became one of the leaders in this emerging area of exciting research.

During his career he was honoured with many awards including the American Chemical Society’s Cincinnati Chemist of the Year Award in 1992, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Society’s Anachem Award in 1994, and the Spectrochemical Analysis Award given by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society in 2000. More recently he received the Theophilus Redwood Lectureship Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013 and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Fields of Analytical Chemistry Award in 2014.

His contributions as a scientist, teacher, colleague and friend will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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CYTO 2015

To celebrate the upcoming meeting of the 30th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry – CYTO 2015 – in Glasgow, we’ve put together a small collection of papers on mass cytometry and flow cytometry from JAAS and Analyst. These will be free to read until July 24th.

Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie will be attending CYTO 2015, so if you are in Glasgow this weekend and would like to discuss the journal, or publishing in general, please do email us.

We hope you enjoy reading these papers.

Gold-nanoparticle coated La, Tb-encoded PS beads and their application in investigating the performance of the inductively coupled plasma of a mass cytometer
Chun Feng, Vladimir I. Baranov and Mitchell A. Winnik
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 1475-1484
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50149C

Diffusion- and velocity-driven spatial separation of analytes from single droplets entering an ICP off-axis
Olga Borovinskaya, Maryam Aghaei, Luca Flamigni, Bodo Hattendorf, Martin Tanner, Annemie Bogaerts and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 262-271
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50307K

Analyst cover imageMetal/dye-doped core-shell silica nanoparticles for potential use in bioassay
Jung Aa Ko and H. B. Lim
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 630-636
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA30373J

Webcam-based flow cytometer using wide-field imaging for low cell number detection at high throughput
Joshua Balsam, Hugh Alan Bruck and Avraham Rasooly
Analyst, 2014, 139, 4322-4329
DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00669K

Making a big thing of a small cell – recent advances in single cell analysis
Kerstin Galler, Katharina Bräutigam, Christina Große, Jürgen Popp and Ute Neugebauer
Analyst, 2014, 139, 1237-1273
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01939J

High temporal resolution fluorescence measurements of a mitochondrial dye for detection of early stage apoptosis
Divya Iyer, Rachel D. Ray and Dimitri Pappas
Analyst, 2013, 138, 4892-4897
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN01142A

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship awardees

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

With so many exceptional and highly deserving nominations, it was decided to award the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to two winners this year.

Congralutaions to Gerardo Gamez (Texas Tech University) and Lara Lobo Revilla (University of Oviedo)!

Introducing Lara Lobo Revilla:

Lara Lobo Revilla

Lara Lobo Revilla

Lara Lobo Revilla is a “Marie Curie Clarin-Cofund” postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oviedo since October 2014. She studied Chemistry at the University of Oviedo, where she also started her PhD in 2006 working on a European project aimed at the instrumental development and analytical applications of a prototype based on Glow Discharge-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. Under the supervision of Prof. Rosario Pereiro and Dr. Nerea Bordel, she obtained her PhD degree in 2011 and was given the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Physical and Analytical Chemistry). After she finished her PhD she got an IEF Marie-Curie Fellowship and joined the A&MS group of Prof. Frank Vanhaecke in the Analytical Chemistry Department at Ghent University (Belgium). Her research for about 3 years at UGent has mainly dealt with isotopic analysis for provenancing ancient glass. Currently, she is involved in the development of analytical methods to obtain elemental, molecular and isotopic information based on the use of different analytical mass spectrometry techniques.

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Introducing Gerardo Gamez:

Gerardo Gamez

Gerardo Gamez obtained his B.Sc., summa cum laude, and M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso where he performed research with Prof. Gardea-Torresdey in environmental chemistry. He obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry at Indiana University-Bloomington with Prof. Hieftje where he performed research in plasma-based analytical spectrochemistry. During this time he obtained fellowships from the ACS-DAC and MERC, as well as the first Richard Payling Award. His postdoctoral work at ETH Zurich with Prof. Zenobi was in the area of ambient molecular MS. He then worked as a Scientist at EMPA Thun in the field of materials characterization by atomic spectroscopy. In the fall of 2013 he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. His research group focuses on instrumentation and method development of high-throughput chemical imaging techniques via GDOES elemental mapping, ambient desorption/ionization MS sources, as well as performing fundamental studies to better understand laboratory plasmas. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 24), and given more than 30 oral presentations (including 15 invited lectures). He has also served as president of the Indiana Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, coordinator of an EC Marie Curie Research Training Network (GLADNET, 16 partners, 11 countries), co-organizer of the 1st International Symposium on Glow Discharge Spectroscopy, and chair of the Atomic Spectroscopy section of the SCIX conference.

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship winners announced

JAAS, 2014, Issue 1We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

With so many exceptional and highly deserving nominations, it was decided to award the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to two winners this year.

Congralutaions to Gerardo Gamez (Texas Tech University) and Lara Lobo Revilla (University of Oviedo)!

Lectureship award details

As a winner of the lectureship, both Gerardo and Lara will be able to present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £1000 each to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and invited to contribute a paper to JAAS.

You can read more about eligibility and the selection process in the call for nominations post.

We will be posting more information about our winners soon!

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