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News from the Biospec group.

Double PhD success

Congratulations to Dr Chloe Westley and Dr Abdu Subaihi who were both awarded their PhDs on Thursday 11th May. 

A brilliant result and we wish you all the very best for your futures.

  • Chloe's PhD was on Raman Spectroscopy and its Enhancement Techniques for Direct Monitoring of Biotransformations, and she was funded by the BBSRC.
  • Abdu's PhD was on the Development of Enhanced Raman Scattering for the Analysis of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Compounds in Biofluids, and he was funded by the Saudi Arabia Government.


Many thanks to all of the examiners:

  • For Chloe: Prof Duncan Graham and Dr Simon Webb
  • For Abdu: Prof Karen Faulds and Prof Peter Gardner

Nature Methods Paper

Delighted to have worked with Gary Siuzdak, Caroline Johnson and many other colleagues on this paper published in Nature Methods:



  • Gary is based in Scripps Center for Metabolomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
  • Caroline along with Nik Rattray, who used to be in our group, are based in Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


Runner up Prize for 2017 Metabolomics

We are very pleased to have been awarded Runner up for the Best review award in the 2017 Metabolomics publication awards.

  • Click here for the announcement
  • And read our article here: 


    • Rocca-Serra, P., Salek, R.M., Arita, M., Correa, E., Dayalan, S., Gonzalez-Beltran, A., Ebbels, T.M.D., Goodacre, R., Hastings, J, Haug, K., Koulman, A., Nikolski, M., Oresic, M., Sansone, S.-A., Schober D., Smith, J., Steinbeck, C., Viant, M.R. & Neumann, S. (2015) Data standards can boost metabolomics research, and if there is a will, there is a way. Metabolomics 12, 14. doi: 10.1007/S11306-015-0879-3

Happy New Year

We wish you a very prosperous, productive and most importantly peaceful 2017.

The Laboratory of Analytical Spectroscopy – @BioSpecNet – believes that:

"Every individual matters.
Every individual has a role to play.
Every individual makes a difference."

This lovely quote we borrow from Jane Goodall

2016 in review

2016 was another very successful year for our group. Some highlights below: