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December 2016 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

Welcome to the December issue and the Top 15 innovations of 2016! In our Innovation Explosion, we celebrate creativity and invention in analytical science. In Upfront, we speak to three experts about what’s next in sports doping and uncover the secrets of prehistoric Chinese tombs, while DNA sequencing takes one giant leap for mankind. We Sit Down With Sarah Trimpin, who talks us through ‘magic ionization’, and Anthony Stender shares tips for making the leap from grad school to a rewarding career.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Education Professional Development

Combined Wisdom

| Rich Whitworth

Twelve brilliant quotes from a year’s worth of “Sitting Down With...” interviews

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Detecting Dangerous Deposits

| Joanna Cummings

Could tandem mass spec improve detection of amyloidosis-causing proteins?

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Biomarkers, Sweat and Tears

| William Aryitey

A wearable biofluidic device could noninvasively analyze biomarkers in sweat to help diagnose disease

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

The Grateful Dead?

| Joanna Cummings

Cannabis plants over two millennia old have been discovered in Chinese tombs.

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

One Small Sequence, One Giant Leap

| William Aryitey

NASA has sequenced DNA in space for the first time, aboard the International Space Station

Fields & Applications Clinical

A Decade of Doping – and Analytical Advances

| Douwe de Boer, Herman Ram, Francesco Botrè

More sensitive measurements have stripped 40 Olympians of medals – but are we on the right track?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Cytometry, Superconductivity and SOPs

| Marcus Lippold

Products, partnerships, investments - what’s going on in the analytical science business world

Fields & Applications Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Where the Jellyfish Roam

| Joanna Cummings

Using “chemical record” from jellyfish to create a stable isotope-based map of the seas

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Depth Profiling with GD-OES

| Matthieu Chausseau

Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry is able to shed light on layer thickness thanks to DiP.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Inorganic Species Savior

| Rajmund Michalski

Is IC-(ICP)-MS a remedy for inorganic species analysis? It depends on our scientific courage…

Techniques & Tools Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Bring Out Your Data

| Biswapraya Misra

A call for community standards and the archiving of exposomics datasets.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Finding Fakes

| Ravi Kalyanaraman and Varsha Ganesh

Looking at the past, present and future of counterfeit drugs screening

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Innovation Explosion

| Rich Whitworth

From smarter spectroscopy to simpler separations, we present our Top 15 innovations of 2016.

Techniques & Tools Technology

The Innovators

Meet the innovators defying limitations and driving analytical science forward.

Business & Education Professional Development

Good Job Hunting

| Anthony Stender

How to make the leap from graduate school to a permanent and rewarding career.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Enlightened, Empowered: The Ion Magician

| Rich Whitworth

Sarah Trimpin discusses her role models, ionization mass spectrometry and "crazy experiments"

Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography

Cheers to GC!

| Richard Law

What does gas chromatography bring to beer, wine and whisky analysis? Richard Law answers…

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

VUV Versus Industry – Part 2

| Hans-Gerd Janssen

Bill Winnford shares his VUV story and points to a bright future for a shining example of innovation.

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Mass Data Made Simple

| Sponsored by Waters

Welcome to a new era of mass detection, where simplicity meets robustness to open up a new world of possibilities.

Techniques & Tools Food, Beverage & Agriculture

Global experts discuss What the Trends, Challenges and Techniques are used for Pesticide Analysis?

| Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Pesticide Residue Analysis: How Far Have We Come –and Where Are We Going?

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Performance of Polymer Solutions for Enhanced Oil Recovery

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

In this article we take an introductory look at work carried out by TU Clausthal to develop an improved understanding of the mechanisms of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by polymer flooding, and the relevance of fluid rheology. Example data illustrates the insight that rheology provides and its application in optimizing fluid performance.

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Sizing Dairy Emulsions for Optimal Performance

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering enable the identification of an optimal particle size distribution for dairy emulsions to support the cost-effective manufacture of high quality products.

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Combined DLS/Raman provides New Molecular Insights of Complex Fluids

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

In particular, this article demonstrates the correlation between molecular changes (Raman Spectroscopy) and microstructural evolution of rheological properties (DLS, DLS-optical microrheology) for the first time for surfactant-based wormlike micellar system. Whereby, Raman Spectroscopy provides information about the molecular structure and DLS-microrheology characterizes viscoelastic properties, the combination of data delivered allows for a deeper understanding of the molecular changes underlying the viscoelastic ones. The study illustrates the utility of the combined DLS, DLS-optical microrheology and Raman Spectroscopy in providing new molecular structural insights into the self-assembly process in complex fluids.

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Protein measurements with the Zetasizer µV

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

This application note describes a selection of measurements made on a GE AKTA basic system.

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Time to spec up? Replace a viscometer with a rheometer

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Is your viscometer approaching the end of its life? Are you starting to feel that your trial and error, ‘rheology-light’ approach to formulation is becoming dated? Or are there longstanding product performance issues that you’re failing to gain traction with, where you suspect rheology may hold the answer?

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