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Themed issue on Carbon & Graphene in Analytical Science now published!

Analyst front coverWe are pleased to announce that the Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science has been published as issue 9 in Analyst.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this issue showcases the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.
Read his introductory editorial:

Carbon and Graphene in Analytical Science
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2618-2618
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN90028C

You can check out the complete issue here: rsc.li/1Nwezau

Happy reading!

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SPEC 2016 themed issue with Analyst

As with previous SPEC conferences, Analyst is proud to be publishing a themed issue on optical diagnosis to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in diagnosis and novel biomedical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

  • 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

The deadline for submission is 26th August 2016.

You can submit your article using the Analyst portal

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Themed Issue on Innovative Tools for Cancer Screening, Detection and Diagnostics now published

The new themed issue for Analyst on innovative tools for cancer screening, detection and diagnostics is now published.

Guest Edited by Professor Steve Soper, University of North Carolina, USA and Dr Avraham Rasooly, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA, this collection is devoted to new technologies focused on the management of cancer-related diseases and covers a broad spectrum of new innovations including optical sensors (SERS, fluorescence, plasmon resonance, etc.), drug delivery vehicles, affinity agents, imaging contrast agents, microfluidics/nanofluidics and cell-based assays to name a few.

Cancer remains a devastating disease with 580,350 deaths and 1.66 million new cases reported in the US alone in 2013.  With 7.5 million deaths worldwide, cancer is the number 1 killer globally. Although 5-year survival rates have risen from 50% in 1975-77 to 68% in 2003-2008, major challenges remain toward further improving survival rates. The keys to realizing increased 5-year survival rates depend on significant improvements in early detection strategies as well as personalized treatment selection and effectively monitoring for disease recurrence. All of these focus areas can be enhanced through the development of new technological tools. Thus, this themed issue serves as a timely dissemination of new technologies that hold promise for the management of a variety of cancer-related diseases.

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Deadline extended for themed issue on carbon and graphene in analytical science

We are extending the submission deadline for the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science to January 31st, 2016. So keep sending in your high quality research to be included in this exciting issue.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this upcoming themed issue will showcase the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.

Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will include carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and (nano)diamonds in the fields of electroanalysis, spectroscopy, and separation sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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Call for papers: Themed issue on surface-enhanced Raman scattering

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS).

For your article to be considered for the SERS themed issue we must receive your manuscript by April 15th 2016.

Guest Edited by Professors Duncan Graham (University of Strathclyde, UK), Richard Van Duyne (Northwestern University, USA) and Bin Ren (Xiamen University, China) this upcoming themed issue will be dedicated to this innovative field.

SERS has become a mature vibrational spectroscopic technique in the chemical, material, and life sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.

Both Communications and full papers are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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Call for papers: Themed issue on carbon and graphene in analytical science

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in carbon and graphene in analytical science.

For your article to be considered for the Carbon & Graphene themed issue we must receive your manuscript by December 11th 2015.

Guest Edited by Professor Martin Pumera, Nanyang Technological University, this upcoming themed issue will showcase the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.

Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will include carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and (nano)diamonds in the fields of electroanalysis, spectroscopy, and  separation sciences. Recently there has been significant development in this area of research and now is an ideal time to have a special issue dedicated to recent advances.

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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Cancer themed issues across the Royal Society of Chemistry

Cancer themed issues across the Royal Society of Chemistry publications portfolio

Cancer remains a devastating disease with 580,350 deaths and 1.66 million new cases reported in the US alone in 2013. With 7.5 million deaths worldwide, cancer is the number 1 killer globally. Although 5-year survival rates have risen from 50% in 1975-77 to 68% in 2003-2008, major challenges remain toward further improving survival rates. The keys to realizing increased 5-year survival rates depend on significant improvements in early detection strategies as well as personalized treatment selection and effectively monitoring for disease recurrence. All of these focus areas can be enhanced through the development of new technological tools.

Cancer targeting research

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Thus, the following themed issues will serve as a timely dissemination of new technologies that hold promise for the management of a variety of cancer-related diseases.

ANALYST: Innovative tools for cancer screening, detection and diagnostics
Guest Editors Steve Soper, University of North Carolina, USA. Avraham Rasooly National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA. Will be published as issue 1 2016, with the whole issue permanently free to access.
This themed issue will be devoted to new technologies focused on the management of cancer-related diseases and will cover a broad spectrum of new innovations including optical sensors (SERS, fluorescence, plasmon resonance, etc.), drug delivery vehicles, affinity agents, imaging contrast agents, microfluidics/nanofluidics and cell-based assays to name a few.

BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE: Polymeric biomaterials for cancer nanotechnology
Published in July 2015. Guest Editors: Jianjun Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA. The themed issue can be viewed here.

INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY: Stems cells and cancer
Guest Editors Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff and Pamela Cowin, New York University Langone School of Medicine. To be published in summer, 2016, articles will be temporarily free to access for duration of promotion period.
The precise focus of this issue is to be confirmed, but it will be restricted to invited authors only.

Cancer research

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NANOSCALE: Nanoscale approaches for cancer diagnosis and treatment
Guest Editors: Zhuang Liu, Soochow University and Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St. Louis. This themed issue will be published in 2016 and articles will be temporarily free to access for the duration of the promotion period. Articles will showcase recent developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology for cancer research, from diagnosis, to imaging and treatment. The themed issue is for invited authors only.

POLYMER CHEMISTRY: Polymeric materials for anti-cancer drug delivery
Coordinated by the Editorial Office, articles in this subject area will be organised together to form a web-only collection. These articles will be temporarily free to access for the duration of the promotion period.

MEDCHEMCOMM: Small molecules in Cancer Immunotherapy
Planning is in the early stages, with articles likely to come through in summer/autumn 2016.

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Call for papers: themed issue dedicated to ion-mobility mass spectrometry

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in ion-mobility mass spectrometry.

For your article to be considered for the IM-MS themed issue we must receive your manuscript by April 28th 2015.

Guest Edited by Professor Perdita Barran, The University of Manchester and Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan, this upcoming themed issue will showcase the latest technology, method and application-based science among the top researchers working in both academia and industry.

Unconfined by traditional discipline boundaries the issue will highlight key advances in ion mobility-mass spectrometry-themed science in the areas of: chemical threat detection, new instrumentation, gas-phase ion mobility analysis/ theory, biomolecular structure, complex mixture analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, supramolecular chemistry, polymer analysis, new ionization sources, and drug discovery/development.

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for the IMMS themed issue please contact us to let us know

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Call for papers: themed issue dedicated to sensing using biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes.

biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analyst themed issue showcasing fundamental discoveries, progress and developments in sensing using biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes.

For your article to be considered for the themed issue we must receive your manuscript by December 1st 2014.

Guest Edited by Dr Joshua Edel and Professor Sang-Hyun Oh, this upcoming themed issue will highlight the significant progress in developments related to single molecule biosensing using nanopores and nanopipettes. The issue will feature review articles, original research papers and communications across the breadth of the subject area.

If you would like to contribute a review article or original research paper to the biological and synthetic nanopores and nanopipettes themed issue, please contact us.

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Analytical Sciences in Brazil – web themed issue

Analyst and Analytical Methods recently joined forces to produce a web themed issue on Analytical Sciences in Brazil, highlighting the growth of the field of analytical science in Brazil with the aim to provide a showcase for some of the best researchers in this area.

As an extra special feature of this issue, please read below the introductory Editorial from Guest Editors, Professor Ivo M. Raimundo Jr and Professor Boris Mizaikoff, translated into Portuguese.

Analytical Sciences in Brazil – Editorial

 The use of EEM fluorescence data and OPLS/UPLS-DA algorithm to discriminate between normal and cancer cell lines: a feasibility studyÉ uma honra apresentar este número temático virtual dos periódicos Analyst e Analytical Methods dedicado à Ciências Analíticas no Brasil. Esta iniciativa oportuna da Royal Society of Chemistry acontece em um período particularmente especial e importante para os pesquisadores brasileiros, visto que recentemente as agências de financiamento nacionais e estaduais têm feito esforços excepcionais objetivando uma melhora consistente na qualidade das pesquisas, desenvolvimentos e inovações desenvolvidas no Brasil, que são expressos de forma significativa nos programas “Institutos Nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia” e “Ciência sem Fronteiras”. O programa “Institutos Nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia” tem a finalidade de agregar grupos de pesquisa de todo o Brasil em Centros Virtuais para realizar pesquisas colaborativas nas fronteiras da ciência em áreas estratégicas nacionais, para dar suporte ao desenvolvimento sustentável do país e estimular a inovação em ciência. “Ciência sem Fronteiras” é um programa de mobilidade e intercâmbio internacional com o objetivo de expandir e consolidar ainda mais a ciência, tecnologia e inovação, encorajando e apoiando os processos de internacionalização das universidades e centros de pesquisa. Além disso, são criadas oportunidades para a implementação de projetos de colaboração de longa duração entre pesquisadores brasileiros e pesquisadores internacionais com elevada experiência, promovendo também o intercâmbio de estudantes de graduação e pós-graduação, além de pós-doutorandos, com instituições internacionais de alto nível. Enquanto estes programas certamente melhorarão a competitividade da pesquisa brasileira, é a ciência conduzida pelos pesquisadores envolvidos que darão vida a estes programas.
Trace analysis of pesticides and an assessment of their occurrence in surface and drinking waters from the State of São Paulo (Brazil)

O tópico deste número temático é extremamente significativo, uma vez que enfatiza a importância da química analítica em um cenário científico global. Por um bom período, a química analítica foi considerada uma área periférica da química e os químicos analíticos eram vistos apenas como provedores de dispositivos e métodos para análises qualitativas e quantitativas demandadas, por exemplo, pelas indústrias (controle de qualidade e de processos), laboratórios clínicos e monitoramento ambiental. Entretanto, durante as últimas décadas a “química analítica convencional” sofreu uma notável evolução, transformando-se em “ciências analíticas modernas”, que pode ser, não totalmente, mas em parte certamente atribuída aos avanços da microeletrônica, microfabricação, nanomateriais/nanotecnologia e quimiometria. Atualmente, as ciências analíticas modernas amadureceram, tornando-se uma disciplina de pesquisa altamente interdisciplinar, ágil e transformadora, abordando, por exemplo, de tecnologia analítica de processos à análise de uma única célula, de monitoramento ambiental à química verde, de diagnósticos clínicos/médicos ao sensoriamento (bio)químico e de análise de composição de materiais à quantificação de contaminantes em alimentos. Adicionalmente, além de determinar “o que” e “quanto” existe de um constituinte-alvo, a química analítica contemporânea adicionou os domínios espaciais, temporais e de especiação à estes parâmetros, isto é, “onde”, “quando” e “como” um analito está presente dentro de uma determinada matriz. Em outras palavras, a Química Analítica evoluiu para uma disciplina chave da química moderna, movendo-se de sua periferia para o seu núcleo central.

Qual a situação das Ciências Analíticas no Brasil? Esta foi a questão que fizemos quando foi lançada a ideia de um número especial neste tema. O Brasil está ainda focando em “química analítica” ou está contribuindo ativamente com desenvolvimentos inovadores em “ciências analíticas”? Enquanto esta questão pode ser certamente respondida sob diferentes aspectos e considerações, a resposta da comunidade de química analítica brasileira fala por si mesma: dois meses após a data limite para submissão de artigos para este número especial, 38 manuscritos haviam sido aceitos para publicação, os quais documentam de forma notável a relevância, a vitalidade e a inovação das ciências analíticas no Brasil. Mais importante e para particular satisfação dos Editores, em vez de regiões específicas – e provavelmente favorecidas financeiramente – dentro do Brasil, as contribuições têm sido submetidas de norte a sul e de leste a oeste do país. Por exemplo, enquanto as regiões ao norte e à oeste eram certamente consideradas “distantes” dos epicentros da ciência, isto mudou dramaticamente durante os últimos trinta anos, assim como a química analítica. De uns poucos Programas de Pós-Graduação em universidades no sul e sudeste, o cenário científico expandiu-se para proporcionar uma ampla multiplicidade, espalhada por todo o país. Este imenso esforço de pesquisadores de diferentes estados, que foram as sementes destes novos programas, hoje reflete na diversidade e força do ensino de química por todo o Brasil. Portanto, a resposta é claramente “sim”. O Brasil dedica-se e contribui para as ciências analíticas modernas, acima e além das contribuições publicadas neste número especial!
A novel architecture based upon multi-walled carbon nanotubes and ionic liquid to improve the electroanalytical detection of ciprofibrate

Finalmente, os Editores deste número temático – Prof. Ivo M. Raimundo Jr. (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil) e Prof. Boris Mizaikoff (Universidade de Ulm, Alemanha) – gostariam de agradecer profundamente May Copsey (Editora) e Rebecca Brodie (vice-editora) por tratar de todos os detalhes referentes à esta edição, a qual não seria possível sem suas generosas assistências. Além disso, gostariam também de agradecer o Instituto Nacional de Ciências e Tecnologias Analíticas Avançadas, que forneceu as bases para esta iniciativa. Por fim, mas não menos importante, gostariam de agradecer todos os pesquisadores brasileiros que contribuíram para este número, possibilitando que o Analyst e o Analytical Methods proporcionem aos seus leitores um sabor especial das Ciências Analíticas atualmente produzidas no Brasil!

To read some of the exciting research being performed in Brazil, please click through and check out the web themed issue.

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