Introducing the GC-MS Application Challenge
Submit your GC-MS application notes for a chance to win some exciting prizes!
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?
Submissions will be accepted until December 10, 2022.
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
- 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
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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):
- Robert K. Nelson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA
- James Harynuk, University of Alberta, Canada
- Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina, USA
- Hans-Gerd Janssen, Unilever and Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
- Giorgia Purcaro, University of Liege, Belgium
- Erich Leitner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Jaap de Zeeuw, CreaVisions, The Netherlands
- Robert Trengove, Curtin University, Perth
The results will be announced end-January 2023.
Best of luck!