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Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry

Introducing the GC-MS Application Challenge

sponsored by AXELSEMRAU, GL Sciences, LECO, RESTEK

The Analytical Scientist, in collaboration with LECO Corporation, Restek, Axel Semrau and GL Sciences, introduces the GC-MS Application Challenge. We invite those working in the GC-MS space to submit your best application notes for the chance to win some exciting prizes. Are you up to the challenge?

Deadline?
 

Submissions will be accepted until December 10, 2022.

Prizes?
 

Top prizes
Winners will be selected by our panel of expert judges in each of the following three categories:

  • Best novel application – supported by LECO
    Prize: the choice of: a sponsored (all expenses paid, up to $3,000) visit to LECO’s facility where the winner will present their application findings to a panel and have the opportunity to run their application work in LECO’s lab; OR a sponsored (up to $3,000) visit to a mass spectrometry conference, where the winner will present their application findings; OR a $3,000 discount on a LECO instrument.

  • Excellence in chromatography – supported by Restek
    Prize: Restek consumables worth $3,000.

  • Creative use of application workflows, sample prep & automation – supported by Axel Semrau
    Prize: the choice of: a sponsored (all expenses paid, up to $3,000) visit to Axel Semrau’s facility, where the winner will present their application findings to a panel and have the opportunity to run their application work in Axel Semrau’s lab; OR a sponsored (up to $3,000) visit to a mass spectrometry conference, where the winner will present their application findings; OR a $3,000 discount on an Axel Semrau instrument.

  • Special recognition – supported by GL Sciences
    Prize: university entries will be eligible for a special recognition prize: a GL Sciences leak detector.

*Top-prize winners will also be featured in an article published in The Analytical Scientist’s April, 2023, ASMS issue

Additional prizes

  • Application excellence
    Prize: three entrants will be awarded $500 Amazon vouchers for excellence in specific application areas.
  • Runners-up prizes 
    Prize: six $250 Amazon vouchers are also up for grabs.

How do I submit?
 

It's easy – simply upload your application note by clicking below

Submit here

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The rules?
 

Application notes must be presented in the form of a written document of no more than 2,500 words, with a maximum of six figures. Additional requirements are listed on the submission page.

What happens next?
 

Winners will be chosen by our panel of expert judges, including (but not limited to):

The results will be announced end-January 2023.

Best of luck!

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