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Congratulations to poster prize winners at The 21st Australia and New Zealand Electrochemistry Symposium

The 21st Australia and New Zealand Electrochemistry Symposium was held on Tuesday 30th April at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

The symposium was a huge success, with many fantastic posters being presented. The RSC sponsored five posters for the event, with Analyst Associate Editor Professor Damien Arrigan presenting each of the winners with their certificiates,

And the winners are…

Mostafa Kamul Masud

William Adamson

Sashini Hapuarachchi

Luke Gundry

Chen Jia

 

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Analyst themed issue on Next wave advances in single cell analyses

We are delighted to draw your attention to the recent Analyst themed issue highlighting work on next wave advances in single cell analyses focusing on emerging analytical advances in metabolomic, lipidomic, proteomic, and glycomic approaches – as well as high-dimensional approaches that unify multiple aspects of single-cell biology and medicine.

This collection was put together by Guest Editors Takehiko Kitamori (University of Tokyo, Japan), Amy E. Herr (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Ulf Landegren (Uppsala University, Sweden) and Masood Kamali-Moghaddam (Uppsala University, Sweden), who worked hard to create this issue and ensure that its content was of the highest quality. An Editorial by the Guest Editors prefaces the collection.

Read the full collection now: http://rsc.li/advances-in-single-cell-analyses

All papers in the collection are free to access until the end of May 2019 with an RSC Publishing Account.

We hope you enjoy reading the full collection. Take a look at a small selection of excellent articles featured in the collection below:

Critical Review
High throughput screening of complex biological samples with mass spectrometry – from bulk measurements to single cell analysis

Emily E. Kempa, Katherine A. Hollywood, Clive A. Smith and Perdita E. Barran

Minireview
Recent advances in single cell manipulation and biochemical analysis on microfluidics

Dan Gao, Feng Jin, Min Zhou and Yuyang Jiang

Minireview
Advances in mass spectrometry based single-cell metabolomics

Kyle D. Duncan, Jonas Fyrestam and Ingela Lanekoff

Paper
Gel-based cell manipulation method for isolation and genotyping of single-adherent cells

Ryo Negishi, Reito Iwata, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, David Kisailus, Yoshiaki Maeda, Tadashi Matsunaga and Tomoko Yoshino

Paper
Dual cationic–anionic profiling of metabolites in a single identified cell in a live Xenopus laevis embryo by microprobe CE-ESI-MS

Erika P. Portero and Peter Nemes

 

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SciX 2018, Atlanta, USA

SciX 2018, a conference featuring cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation and unique applications, was held in Altanta, GA from October 21-26, 2018.

 

Award-Winning Scientists

The Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2018 recognizes an early career analytical scientist to raise the profile of the analytical sciences to the wider scientific community and general public. This year’s winner was Dr Wei Min, Columbia University, USA. His current research interests focus on developing novel optical spectroscopy and microscopy technology to address biomedical problems. In particular, his group has made important contributions to the development of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy and its broad application in biomedical imaging including bioorthogonal chemical imaging of small molecules and super-multiplex vibrational imaging.

Wei Min presents his Analyst Emerging Investigator Lecture

 

Analyst Chair Duncan Graham presents Wei Min with the Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship in Atlanta, USA

 

Wei gave a fascinating presentation during the Monday morning session, which was followed by a highly attended symposium of personally hand-picked speakers.

Symposium speakers: Juergen Popp, Duncan Graham, Richard Zare, Wei Min, Lingyan Shi, Katsumasa Fujita.

 

Congratulations Wei!

 

It also gives us great pleasure to announce that Analytical Methods Associate Editor Michael Roper and former Analytical Methods Editor-in-Chief Sue Lunte both received awards at SciX 2018.

Michael Roper was the recipient of the AES Mid-Career Award. After being presented with his award, Michael delivered a plenary lecture titled  “Electrophoretic Methods for Investigating Dynamic Behaviour of Pancreatic Cells”.

Analytical Methods Associate Editor Michael Roper (L) receives the AES Mid-Career Award.

 

The ANACHEM Award was awarded to Sue Lunte, who delivered her plenary lecture “Adventures in Electrically Driven Miniaturized Separations Systems for Bioanalysis” on Thursday 25th October.

Analytical Methods former Editor-in-Chief Sue Lunte (R) is presented with the ANACHEM Award by Professor Dana Spence.

 

We are extremely proud of Michael and Sue. Congratulations on well-deserved awards.

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Simple polymer tongue can taste the difference

Scientists in Germany have designed a simple polymer that can be used in a sensor to distinguish between similar fruit juices.

Sensors that analyse food, drink and drugs are important for quality control and preventing fraud. Chemo-optical sensors, or tongues, already exist for testing wine, coffee, whiskey and other beverages. Due to the complex nature of these samples, the tongues comprise a number of sensors, which undergo structural changes to provide a colour or fluorescence pattern in the presence of various analytes. Chemometric techniques then analyse the pattern, reporting the distinct ‘taste’ for each product.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>

This paper is free to access until 5th April, 2017:

Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)-based tongues discriminate fruit juices
Jinsong Han, Benhua Wang, Markus Bender, Kai Seehafera and Uwe H.F. Bunz
Analyst, 2017,142, 537-543
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN02387H

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2017

Graphical AbstractThe Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.
The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2017 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

For further information contact John Chalmers at, email: vibspecconsult@aol.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2016.
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Open Access papers in Analyst

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Analyst that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Rebekah Louise Sayers, Phil E Johnson, Justin T Marsh, Perdita Barran, Helen Brown and Clare Mills
Analyst, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00359A, Paper

Marco Realini, Alessandra Botteon, Claudia Conti, Chiara Colombo and Pavel Matousek
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00413J, Paper

Jakob Felix Hitzenberger, Claudia Dammann, Nina Lang, Dominik Lungerich, Miguel García-Iglesias, Giovanni Bottari, Tomás Torres, Norbert Jux and Thomas Drewello
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1347-1355
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02148K, Paper

Loanda R. Cumba, Christopher W. Foster, Dale A. C. Brownson, Jamie P. Smith, Jesus Iniesta, Bhawana Thakur, Devaney R. do Carmo and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00167J, Paper

Georgios Theophilou, Kássio M. G. Lima, Pierre L. Martin-Hirsch, Helen F. Stringfellow and Francis L. Martin
Analyst, 2016, 141, 585-594
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN00939A, Paper

Samuel J. Allen, Kevin Giles, Tony Gilbert and Matthew F. Bush
Analyst, 2016, 141, 884-891
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02107C, Paper

S. Casabella, P. Scully, N. Goddard and P. Gardner
Analyst, 2016, 141, 689-696
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01851J, Paper

Woong Kim, Nara Kim, Eunbyoul Lee, Duckhoe Kim, Zee Hwan Kim and Joon Won Park
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00035E, Communication

Blake M. Bluestein, Fionnuala Morrish, Daniel J. Graham, Jamie Guenthoer, David Hockenbery, Peggy L. Porter and Lara J. Gamble
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1947-1957
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02406D, Paper

Katherine Ganio, Simon A. James, Dominic J. Hare, Blaine R. Roberts and Gawain McColl
Analyst, 2016, 141, 1434-1439
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02544C, Paper

Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Mukesh Digambar Sonawane, Keum-Soo Song and Taisun Kim
Analyst, 2016, 141, 740-755
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01790D, Critical Review

Suman Mallick, Falguni Chandra and Apurba L. Koner
Analyst, 2016, 141, 827-831
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01911G, Communication

Bing Li, Yong Qiu, Hanchang Shi and Huabing Yin
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02649K, Paper

Elias Blanco, Christopher W. Foster, Loanda R. Cumba, Devaney R. do Carmo and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00440G, Paper

Morphy C. Dumlao, Laura E. Jeffress, J. Justin Gooding and William A. Donald
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00178E, Paper

Thomas P. McNamara and Christopher F. Blanford
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00143B, Paper

Yuki Hiruta, Ryosuke Kanazashi, Eri Ayano, Teruo Okano and Hideko Kanazawa
Analyst, 2016, 141, 910-917
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01996F, Paper

Julia Kuligowski, Marwa R. EL-Zahry, Ángel Sánchez-Illana, Guillermo Quintás, Máximo Vento and Bernhard Lendl
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2165-2174
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01865J, Paper

Drupad K. Trivedi, Katherine A. Hollywood, Nicholas J. W. Rattray, Holli Ward, Dakshat K. Trivedi, Joseph Greenwood, David I. Ellis and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2155-2164
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00108D, Paper

Miguel Aller Pellitero, Maria Kitsara, Friedrich Eibensteiner and F. Javier del Campo
Analyst, 2016, 141, 2515-2522
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02424B, Paper

P. Matousek, C. Conti, M. Realini and C. Colombo
Analyst, 2016, 141, 731-739
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02129D, Critical Review

L. E. Jones, A. Stewart, K. L. Peters, M. McNaul, S. J. Speers, N. C. Fletcher and S. E. J. Bell
Analyst, 2016, 141, 902-909
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02326B, Paper

Rachael Smith, Karen L. Wright and Lorna Ashton
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00152A, Critical Review

Vijaya Sunkara, Hyun-Kyung Woo and Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Analyst, 2016, 141, 371-381
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01775K, Minireview

John J. MacInnis, Trevor C. VandenBoer and Cora J. Young
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00313C, Paper

James Ord, Holly J. Butler, Martin R. McAinsh and Francis L. Martin
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00392C, Paper

Tanja Gaissmaier, Markus Siebenhaar, Vanya Todorova, Volker Hüllen and Carsten Hopf
Analyst, 2016, 141, 892-901
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02302E, Paper

Bhawana Thakur, Elena Bernalte, Jamie P. Smith, Christopher W. Foster, Patricia E. Linton, Shilpa N. Sawant and Craig E. Banks
Analyst, 2016,141, 1233-1238
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02469B, Communication

Santiago Medina-Rodríguez, Sergey A. Denisov, Yanouk Cudré, Louise Male, Marta Marín-Suárez, Alberto Fernández-Gutiérrez, Jorge F. Fernández-Sánchez, Arnaud Tron, Gediminas Jonusauskas, Nathan D. McClenaghan and Etienne Baranoff
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00497K, Paper

Joshua M. Jackson, James B. Taylor, Małgorzata A. Witek, Sally A. Hunsucker, Jennifer P. Waugh, Yuri Fedoriw, Thomas C. Shea, Steven A. Soper and Paul M. Armistead
Analyst, 2016, 141, 640-651
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01836F, Paper
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X-ray advances Aboriginal culture study

Graphical Abstract


For the first time, Australian scientists have studied complex mixtures of natural pigments on intact Aboriginal Australian artefacts using x-ray fluorescence microscopy.

Previously applied to canvas paintings, the group at Flinders University applied the technique, which analyses the composition, application and layering of pigments, to two indigenous Australian objects – a boomerang and a bark painting. X-ray fluorescence microscopy allows complex elemental analysis of pigment mixtures of varying thickness without the need for damaging sample extraction. The objects are analysed directly in the x-ray beam.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>

Novel application of X-ray fluorescence microscopy (XFM) for the non-destructive micro-elemental analysis of natural mineral pigments on Aboriginal Australian objects
Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, Claire E. Lenehan, Enzo Lombi, Erica Donner, Daryl L. Howard, Martin D. de Jonge, David Paterson, Keryn Walshe and Allan Pring
Analyst, 2016
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02065D, Paper

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44th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

Graphical Abstract


The 44th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2016) is due to take place at the Marriott San Francisco Marquis, CA between 19th – 24th June 2016.

‘The goal of HPLC 2016 is to bring together scientists who use and develop HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, supercritical fluidic chromatography, microfluidics, and mass spectrometry to exchange ideas, best practices, and latest developments.’

Dates for your diary:

April 11th 2016: Abstract deadline for Poster Presentations
April 18th 2016: Registration and fee payment deadline for presenting author
April 18th 2016: Final program posted online
May 1st 2016: Deadline for reduced registration fees
June 1st 2016: Final deadline to submit late-breaking posters to the online program

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE

For more information about the conference and to register your interest please see their website: HPLC2016.org

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Test to tell if your mince is telling porkies

Graphical AbstractScientists in the UK are battling food fraud with a new quantitative method for detecting pork in beef mince using metabolic fingerprints.
‘Doping beef mince with cheaper pork meat has become a common practice for economic gain,’ explains team member Drupad Trivedi, from Roy Goodacre’s group at the University of Manchester. Though this in itself is not life-threatening, doping and mislabeling meat raises significant ethical and religious concerns.

Meat, the metabolites: an integrated metabolite profiling and lipidomics approach for the detection of the adulteration of beef with pork
Drupad Trivedi, Katherine Anne Hollywood, Nicholas John William Rattray, Holli Ward, Joseph Greenwood, David I. Ellis and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00108D, Paper

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Uncoiling collagen using advanced computers

Graphical Abstract
British and French researchers have used modern computing power to enhance mass spectrometry and analyse an extremely complex collagen molecule in a short time scale.

Two-dimensional Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (2D FT-ICR MS), developed in the 1980s, links the mass-to-charge ratios of precursors and fragments in complex samples. Compared to tandem mass spectrometry, 2D FT-ICR MS does not require isolated precursors and shows better resolution. Its applications have been limited, however, due to a lack of sophisticated computers.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>


H. J. Simon, M. A. van Agthoven, P. Y. Lam, F. Floris, L. Chiron, M.-A. Delsuc, C. Rolando, M. P. Barrow and P. B. O’Connor
Analyst, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01757B, Paper

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