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  • Ali’s first paper - Congratulations to Ali Sayqal on the first research paper from his PhD being published in the open access journal Metabolites. Read all about it here: Metabolites 2016, 6(2), 14; doi:10.3390/metabo6020014  
  • PhD for Najla - Congratulation to Najla for successfully defending her PhD on Friday 22 April. Dr Najla Almasoud's PhD is entitled ‘Rapid classification and differentiation of bacteria by analytical techniques’ Many thanks to her examiners Dr Raman Vaidyanathan (Sheffield) and Prof Sabine Flitch. Some tweets on her success – A Very Happy Najla – Congratulations Cake – Other Goodies […]
  • Double success at RSC Analytical Poster twitter conference - Congratulations to both Mekhala (Spencer) and Claire (Pickering) from our group who both won prizes at the Royal Society of Chemistry twitter poster day sponsored by the RSC journals Analyst, JAAS and Analytical Methods. Mekhala was the 1st winner and was awarded the RSC Analytical Biosciences Group prize. See the announcement on twitter. Claire was […]
  • Meat, the metabolites out now, as seen on Chemistry World! - Chemistry World has featured our paper entitled “Meat, the metabolites: an integrated metabolite profiling and lipidomics approach for the detection of the adulteration of beef with pork” which has just been published in Analyst. The paper published today with an artistic front cover, touches a very important issue in food safety – adulteration of beef […]
  • Kat wins award for best early career presentation - Congratulations to Kat Hollwood who recently won an award for best early career presentation at the 19th BRIC (Bioprocessing Research Industry Club) dissemination event in Ashford, Kent. Kat's prize is a full bursary to attend ESACT-UK 2017 (UK Society for Cell Culture Biotechnology) to present on her current postdoctoral work that is entitled – Application of […]
  • Food Review is Hot and Most Accessed - Hot articles and Most Accessed Analytical Methods articles of 2015 David’s review entitled ‘Point-and-shoot: rapid quantitative detection methods for on-site food fraud analysis – moving out of the laboratory and into the food supply chain’ has been recommended by referees as one of the HOT articles of 2015, and is also one of the top […]
  • Chloe’s First SERS paper - Chloe’s first SERS paper on skatole & androstenone quantification is published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Includes analysis of these boar-taint compounds from porcine fat. This is also a new collaboration with Klavs and Søren from the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen. Read the paper here and find out more about Søren's […]
  • Back-to-back papers in Nature - Work by Drupad and Nik features in two back-to-back papers that are now online in Nature We are very proud to be associated with this work from Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and SynBioChem on novel enzyme and cofactor discovery. Read all about it here: White, M., Payne, K.A.P., Fisher, K., Parker, D., Rattray, N.J.W., Trivedi, D., […]
  • Metabolites 2nd Prize - Dlighted that our paper in Metabolites has been voted as the Second Best Paper Award for 2015. Gromski, P.S., Xu, Y., Kotze, K.L., Correa, E., Ellis, D.I., Armitage, E.G., Turner, M.L. & Goodacre, R. (2014) Influence of missing values substitutes on multivariate analysis of metabolomics data. Metabolites 4, 433-452 This is a real honour for the School of Chemistry […]
  • Prize for Najla - Delighted that Najla Almasoud from our group has been awarded first prize for her presentation at the PhD final year talks today in the School of Chemistry. Najla has done some excellent work on the development of bacterial characterisation with biophysical methods: with a particular focus on MALDI-MS of proteins and lipids. Read her first […]

Software: We have developed a data analysis tool called PyChem.  This is a new open source chemometrics package in Python. Read all about it in Bioinformatics.  For those interested in Matlab our code for cluster analysis with code can be found here.

Metabolomics: This is an exciting dynamic research area that is gaining momentum and we are pleased to announce:

Funding: Many thanks to BBSRCEPSRCHOSDBEuropean Commission FP6 and FP7, and Royal Society of Chemistry for financial support.