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July 2017 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to our July issue! In Upfront, we pinpoint Pinot Noir’s origin, vet VR in the chemistry classroom, and catch up with the world’s longest synchrotron light experiment. In our features, we talk to the “cartographers of cancer”, meet some of the new faces of forensics, and find out what analytical science has up its sleeve. In My Views cover ageism in science, mass spec mania, and dilemmas in the food industry – and we Sit Down With curator of good science, Ian Wilson.

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools Technology

Future Separations: Redux

| Rich Whitworth

Has separation technology really become “smaller, faster, smarter” ?

Fields & Applications Chemical

Daydreaming in the Classroom

| Joanna Cummings

VR lessons are helping kids understand chemistry. Could the analytical community learn something?

Techniques & Tools Business

From Chemical to Clinical Analysis

| Joanna Cummings

We let you know what’s going on in the business world of analytical science

Techniques & Tools Pharma & Biopharma

Nanofluidic PAT

| William Aryitey

Is continuous, real-time analysis of biologics during manufacturing on its way?

Techniques & Tools Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Whither on the Vine?

| Joanna Cummings

PTR-MS analysis of VOC compounds in Pinot Noir can help pin down its origin

Fields & Applications Materials

Long Time Coming...

| Charlotte Barker

The world’s longest-running synchrotron light experiment reaches day 1,000

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Reid All About It

| Tim Sangster

We catch up with chair of The International Reid Bioanalytical Forum to get the lowdown

Fields & Applications Clinical

Small Samples; Big Promises

| Michael Schubert

Ultrasensitive mutation analysis could boost sensitivity of liquid biopsy

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Image of the Month

| Joanna Cummings

Think you’ve had a rough week? At least you haven’t had to swab the anal glands of a meerkat, like one group of researchers.

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

To Test or Not to Test

| Catherine Cockcroft

When is the right time to start testing for emerging organisms in food?

Fields & Applications Chemical

When Experiments Go Wrong

| Carmen Nitsche

Lab safety is a priority. We need to get better at sharing data on hazardous chemical reactions

Business & Education Professional Development

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

| Victoria Samanidou

Age-based stereotypes exist - but to what extent is age related to research productivity?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Managing MS Mania

| Ian Wilson

Mass spectrometry has changed the face of analytical science, but it’s not a panacea.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Cartographers of Cancer

| Josephine Bunch

An ambitious project to image all the molecules associated with cancer

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

The Super-Resolution Revolution

| Ian Gilmore

How the dream of super-resolution metabolic imaging is being realized with 3D OrbiSIMS

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

The New Face(s) of Forensic

| Craig O’Connor

Meet the people communicating an altruistic passion for the power of forensic science

Fields & Applications Liquid Chromatography

One Piece of the Puzzle

| Kacey Cliburn

Meeting Kacey Cliburn, a Research Toxicologist at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Fly in the Face of Evidence

| Jennifer Rosati

DART-MS helps analyzing the eggs of different blow fly species - and estimate time of death

Techniques & Tools Capillary Electrophoresis

Battling the Backlog

| Sarah Lum and Charlie Clark

Meet the scientists developing new analytica approaches to help clear the rape kit backlog

Fields & Applications Technology

Judgment Data?

| Jonathan Adelman, Michael Marciano

Looking at the contemporary technology supporting the forensics fields

Techniques & Tools Micro/Nano-scale

Upping the (Analytical) Ante

| Vincent Remcho and Patricia Valian Reser

Vincent Remcho shares personal highlights of "Riva in Texas" – and his new consumables concept

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Upward Mobility

| Richard D. Smith

Richard D. Smith’s new approach to IMS-MS is making waves. We caught up with him after ISCC

Techniques & Tools Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Multidimensional Character

| Carlo Bicchi

Carlo Bicchi is perfectly placed to reflect on the past, present and future of separation science

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Tandem Triumph

| Alun Cole

The story behind Markes International’s Tandem Ionisation technology

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Curator of Good Science

| Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson on chemistry sets, big pharma, and why you should always hire people smarter than you

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Keeping Afloat in Modern Water Analysis

| Ashley Sage

The trends, challenges – and solutions – that are driving the future of water analysis.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

What is SONAR?

| John Chipperfield, Jim Langridge

We’re talking mass spectrometry rather than submarines, but how does it work, what are the advantages and who can benefit?

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