It’s mental health awareness week. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a simple message of solidarity: you are not alone, and brighter days are coming! Soon we’ll be able to do the things we love once more. Conference halls will be filled with friends (for now, digital alternatives will have to do - see our stories on ISCC & GCxGC 2021 below). And, away from work, we will be reunited with family, concerts, restaurants, museums, galleries. Maybe our May cover feature, “The Art of Mass Spectra,” can substitute those physical galleries for the time being! Know of any great mental health initiatives in the field? I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time, Matt Hallam, Editor


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The Art of Mass Spectra
05/12/2021 | Matt Hallam, Luis Schachner
Introducing Luis Schachner's MS-inspired art - and an interview with the artist himself
Infographic: Koji Nakanishi
Exploring some of the key events in the life of this spectroscopy pioneer
GC×GC 2021: Great Science Virtually Guaranteed
05/11/2021 | Philip Marriott
Phil Marriott on his decision to move to an online GC×GC symposium this year - and what we can expect from the event
GC×GC Goes Virtual
05/06/2021 | Lauren Robertson
Organizers announce that the 18th International GC×GC Symposium will now be held online
Stop Good Pharmaceutical Formulations Going Bad!

The Analytical Scientist has partnered with experts at Malvern Panalytical to shine a light on the control and characterization of pharmaceutical formulations. Find out more

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Glycosylation analysis of therapeutic enzymes using µPAC™ capLC-MS

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Element Analysis of Biological Samples

Focus on the analysis of heavy-metals, in biological materials including vegetation, animal products and human hair. Read more

Analysis of Lead in Gasoline by ASTM D5059 using X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

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