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Andrew deMello

Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Most exciting development or trend??The analytical chemistry community has excelled at generating new tools that allow us to generate high-quality chemical and biological information on very short time scales. Microfluidics is an excellent example.

Missing from the toolbox? I don’t think we have yet developed a complete suite of downstream tools that are able to fully extract information. We’re not far off, and I hope that we will soon have a range of ultra-sensitive, fast and information-rich detectors able to detect complex samples at sub-nM concentrations.

Book for scientists? The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte. Even though it was first published 40 years ago, it is still just as relevant today. Tufte beautifully shows that complex information and ideas can be represented visually if you follow simple rules. Spoiler: “less is more”.

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Welcome to our annual celebration of the world’s most influential analytical scientists!

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Around the World in 60 Scientists

The Power List is back, and this time we’re taking you on a trip that circles the globe – one analytical scientist at a time!

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The Top 100

This year we’ve returned to our Top 100 format for The Power List, showcasing the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.

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The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2015 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science. Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within our sometimes undervalued field?

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100 most influential people

That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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