Cookies

Like most websites The Analytical Scientist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Techniques & Tools Data Analysis, Technology, Metabolomics & Lipidomics, Environmental

Gurus of Chemometrics

Introduced by Lutgarde Buydens, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Dean Faculty of Science, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

In 2013 I penned a feature for The Analytical Scientist: “Towards Tsunami Resistant Chemometrics,” drawing attention to a paradox at the heart of data science: traditional methods, regarded as the cornerstones of chemometrics, were not designed to handle the large volumes of data available today. New methods and strategies were urgently required to extract relevant chemical information from the data tsunami.

More than half a decade on, the data analysis landscape has changed tremendously. In computer science, deep learning and artificial intelligence methods have emerged, whilst in mathematics there is a growing interest in investigating the fundamentals of data science. Together, this progress can only further benefit the chemometric field. This made me wonder: what is driving chemometricians, and how do they experience the field in relation to these developments? Asking some experienced chemometricians in key application areas such as food analysis, environmental science, metabolomics and industrial process analysis for their views on the field – and how they create value from analytical data – seemed a proper way to address this.
 

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Analytical Scientist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

About the Authors

Lutgarde Buydens

“During my PhD on drug activity, I realized that much more information is hidden in experiments than is obvious at first sight,” says Lutgarde Buydens. As a student of Désiré Luc Massart, one of the founders of chemometrics, data analysis and interpretation quickly became her main focus. After postdocing in the US, Buydens joined Radboud University in the Netherlands, where she is now chair in Analytical Chemistry – Chemometrics. Her interest in better data analysis and interpretation is as strong as ever. “To help discover new knowledge in so many different fields, from food science, medical sciences to industrial processes still excites me every day,” she says.


Jonathan James

Having thrown myself into various science communication activities whilst studying science at University, I soon came to realize where my passions truly lie; outside the laboratory, telling the stories of the remarkable men and women conducting groundbreaking research. Now, at Texere, I have the opportunity to do just that.

Most Popular

Register to The Analytical Scientist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine

Register