Forensic Chemist and Professor for Preventive Doping Research, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
Attracting talent… Make the relevance of research and a (potential) subsequent application of an analytical approach or technology transparent and comprehensible to the talented scientists – this is vital for motivating such individuals to commit to the field.
Most exciting development or trend? A particularly fascinating field of research in analytical chemistry has become the investigations into exposomics. Here, various facets combine to paint an extremely complex picture, and joint efforts of all analytical science sections are required to support understanding and, eventually, influencing future directions.
Biggest challenge facing the field? In the light of the complexity of cause-and-effect questions, a major challenge appears to be the deducing of casualties from analytical data. Interdisciplinarity seems to be of even greater importance now than ever before.