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Davy Guillarme

Senior Lecturer and Research Associate, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

An inspirational leader?In my view, one of the most charismatic leaders in the field of analytical sciences is Professor Pat Sandra. Throughout his career, he has skilfully juggled his work as a university professor with the creation of the Research Institute in Chromatography (RIC), which now has several dozen employees. Throughout his career, Professor Sandra has studied both fundamental aspects of the analytical sciences and much more practical aspects. I believe that this balance between fundamental and applied work is very important to carry out research that is useful to as many people as possible.

Biggest challenge facing the field? One of the biggest challenges facing analysts today is data processing. With today's much more powerful, faster and more sensitive instruments, we are faced with a veritable tsunami of data that we need to be able to process quickly so that this stage does not become the bottleneck of analytical methods. The new generation of scientists is much better prepared for data analysis, whereas scientists who graduated in the 20th century sometimes feel overwhelmed in this area. Indeed, this science is evolving very rapidly, and this trend is likely to accelerate with the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Book for scientists?A reference book for me is "Introduction to Modern Liquid Chromatography" written by some of the most renowned chromatographists, Snyder, Kirkland and Dolan. This book is a real bible for anyone interested in chromatography!

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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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Top 40 Under 40

In 2013, we compiled a list of the Top 100 most influential analytical scientists – an endeavor that received a significant amount of attention and, it’s fair to say, caused more than a little controversy. Our 2014 Top 40 Under 40 list almost halves the average age of the celebrated individuals, with many of them born in the same year as the iconic Sex Pistols cover – 1977.

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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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