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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Dec 2017

Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter

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Meet the contributors Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter 0 1 3 0 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , Springer, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 69121 Heidelberg , Germany 1 Antje J. Baeumner is Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemoand Biosensors at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Before accepting the position in Regensburg, she was P ro f e ss or o f Bi ol o gi c al Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca , NY , USA. She is a member of the Extended 2 Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter 3 Xiangmin Zhang is Professor of Analytical C h e m i s t r y i n b o t h t h e Department of Chemistry and the Institutes of Biomedical Sciences at Fudan University in Shanghai. He is also Head of the Chemical Biology Division. His major research interests include multidimensional chromatography, instrumentations, proteomic analysis, nanomaterial developments for protein/peptide enrichments/separations, biomass spectrometric techniques for ultrasensitive detection, and hyphenated technologies for disease biomarker discovery. He is author or co-author of over 260 peer-reviewed papers To celebrate its 16th anniversary, we proudly present this special paper collection of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) that showcases current research from ABC's diverse and exceptional Editorial Board. In retrospect, the strong commitment and dedication of the ABC Editors and members of the International Advisory Board have been of enormous value in establishing ABC as an international journal for rapid publication and global visibility of analytical research. They also remain the cornerstone of ABC's success for the future. ABC also largely depends upon the support and contributions from all of our authors, and we very much hope that this anniversary issue serves as an inspiration and a useful resource to our readers. We therefore want to thank those who support us by selecting our journal as the outlet for their outstanding work and we think this Editorial Board Issue is a case in point. In preparing this 16th Anniversary Issue (the BSweet Sixteen Issue^), we would like to express our gratitude for the overwhelming support we have received and thank all contributors for generously providing excellent research articles, Trends, and Critical Reviews from the forefront of their research. Below, we invite you to meet those who contributed to this exceptional collection and will usher ABC into its future. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do. - Published in the topical collection celebrating ABCs 16th Anniversary. Executive Committee of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, was the 2010 Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors, and has received numerous honors in recent years, including being a finalist for the Blavatnik Award of the NYAcademy of Sciences and recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship and a German National Science Foundation Mercator Guest Professorship. Her research is focused on the development of micrototal analysis systems and smart-paper-based assays for the detection of pathogens and toxins in food and the environment and for medical diagnostics. Nanomaterials play an increasingly important role in her research, including nanoparticles and nanovesicles for signal amplification and nanofibers for immobilization, detection, and mixing. Damià Barceló has been Ful l Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies IDAEACSIC (Barcelona, Spain), since 1999 and Director of the Catalan Institute of Water Research (ICRA) ( G i r o n a , S p a i n ) s i n c e May 2008. His scientific focus is on method development; monitoring; and the fate of priority, new, and emerging pollutants, in particular, in water quality assessment and management. In 2007, he was awarded the King Jaime I Prize for the Protection of Nature by the Generalitat of Valencia, Spain, for his outstanding scientific work. In 2011, he received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 5th Award 2012 on Water Management and Protection, Saudi Arabia; and in 2012, the Recipharm Environmental Award, Sweden. In 2014, he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Ioannina, Greece. From 2013 to 2020, he will c o o r d in a t e t w o Eu r o p e a n U n i o n f u n d e d pr o j e c t s , GLOBAQUA, on multiple stressors in European river basins, and JPI AWARE, on the fate of pesticides and waterborne contaminants in agricultural crops and their environmental risks. Since November 2016, he has been Full Professor of Biology at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program. major research interest is on lab-on-a-chip devices with joint applications in analytical and synthetic chemistry. He is the spokesperson of the research unit BIntegrated Chemical Micro Laboratories^ (DFG-FOR 2177), which has been funded since 2015 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Bogusław Buszewski i s F u l l P r o f e s s o r o f Analytical Chemistry and H e a d o f t h e C h a i r o f Environmental Chemistry and Bioanalytics, Faculty of C h e m i s t r y , N i c o l a u s C o p e r n i c u s U n i v e r s i t y, Torun, Poland. His main scientific interests are concerned with environmental analysis, chromatography a n d r e l a t e d t e c h n i q u e s (HPLC, SPE, GC, CZE, adsorption, sample preparation), spectroscopy, utilization of waste and sludge, and chemometrics. In October 2007, he was awarded the prestige award Master (Mistrz) by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP); in 2009, he was awarded the Polish Prime Minister award; in 2015, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and received an award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; and in 2017, he was awarded by the Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum. He is a member of several editorial boards, including Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Rafael Cela is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, leading the research group on chromatography and chemometrics in the Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry at the Research Institute of Food Analysis of that university. His research has focused on the analytical application of separation science and particularly on the development and optimization of sample preparation microtechniques for chromatographic analysis, including experimental design and the development of computer-assisted chromatographic methods and samplehandling strategies. He is the author of more than 300 scientific papers and several textbooks. Theodore Christopoulos is currently Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Patras, Greece, and a collaborating faculty member at the Institute of C h e m i c a l E n g i n e e r i n g Sciences, Foundation for Research and Technology H e l l a s . H e i s a l s o t h e Coordinator of the M.Sc. P r o g r a m i n A n a l y t i c a l Chemistry and Nanotechnology. He served as Head of the Department of Chemistry in 2011–2012 and was a member of the Council of the University of Patras (2013–2017). His research activities cover diverse areas, such as nanoparticlebased biosensors; microanalytical devices; chemical instrumentation; multianalyte methods; bio(chemi)luminescence; fluorescence/time-resolved fluorescence; electrochemistry; technology for the analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins; and recombinant DNA technology for the development of novel analytical tools. The applications of his research focus on the health sector and the food sector and include diagnostics, pathogen detection, pharmacogenomics, pharmaceutical analysis, and food authenticity testing. He obtained his BSc in pharmacy and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Postdoctoral Diploma in clinical chemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada. He held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto and then he worked as Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Also, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard University. Among other distinctions, he is the recipient of the Grannis award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication from the USΑ National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (1997). Christopher J. Easley i s C . H a r r y K n o w l e s A s s o c i a t e P r o f e s s o r o f Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University. He earned his degrees in chemist r y a t M i s s i s s i p p i S t a t e University (B.S.) and the U n i v e r s i t y o f Vi r g i n i a (Ph.D.), with postdoctoral training at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. He is a co-founder of Proximity Biosciences, LLC, and holds several US patents based on biosensing and microfluidics. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2016–present) and a member of the editorial board at Analytical Methods (2017–present). He and the members of his laboratory develop microfluidic methods to study dynamic function of small numbers of cells in intact, primary tissue from mouse models of disease. To accommodate bioanalysis at the microscale, his team also develops DNAdriven assays for highly sensitive protein quantification in nanoliter volumes using both fluorescence and electrochemistry. Jörg Feldmann studied chemistry at the University of Essen and received his Dr. rer. nat. from the Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry in 1995. He spent more than 2 years at the University of British Columbia (Canada) as a Feodor Lynen Fellow (AvH) and has been at the University of Aberdeen (UK) since 1997 and Professor for Chemistry and Director of TESLA (Trace Element Speciation Laboratory) since 2004. TESLA has around 20 researchers, mainly Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. His work on the analysis of arsenic metabolites was influential for the introduction of a maximum contaminant level in rice by the WHO in 2015. His work has always been hypothesis-driven by unraveling environmental and biological problems and by developing novel analytical systems, such as the simultaneous coupling of HPLC to ICP-MS as an element detector and ESI-MS as a molecular detector. At present, he has published more than 240 peer-reviewed papers in more than 70 journals, which have gained more than 12,000 citations, and given more than 130 invited/ keynote and plenary lectures. He has been, among other editorial activities, on the ABC International Advisory Board since 2005 and has a visiting professorship at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. Recent prizes include the biennial European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry in 2015 and the RSC Interdisciplinary Award and Medal in 2016. Günter Gauglitz is Senior Professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, working in analytical and physical chemistry. He was chairman of the G D C h D i v i s i o n o f Analytical Chemistry and chaired the Europt(r)ode VIII m e e t i n g . F o r m o r e t h a n 15 years, his main scientific interests have centered on research and development in chemical and biochemical sensors with special focus on the characterization of interfaces of polymers and biomembrane surfaces, spectroscopic techniques, the use of spectral interferometry to monitor changes in optical thickness of thin layers, and effects of Fresnel reflectivity at interfaces. He has been an editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) since 2002. Heidi Goenaga Infante received her Ph.D. from Oviedo University in 1999. She is currently Principle Scientist and Team Leader of the Inorganic Analysis t e a m w i t h i n t h e H e a l t h Science and Innovation Division of LGC Limited, where she has worked since 2003. Her key expertise lies in trace element speciation analysis, metallomics research, combined use of elemental and molecular mass spectrometry, size-based element fractionation, and the characterization of Bspeciated^ reference materials and standards. She is the UK representative at the Inorganic Analysis Working Group of the CCQM, the international Consultative Committee for Metrology in Chemistry. She is also the Government Chemist representative on the Nanomaterials Environment and Health Government Group chaired by DEFRA. She is a member of the international advisory and editorial boards of four international peer-reviewed journals. She is the leading author of over 90 scientific research papers and has recently been appointed a Science Fellow of LGC Limited. She has coordinated European Metrology Research work over the past 5 years. of natural products in art works), food and pharmaceutical analysis, and environmental speciation analysis. He was awarded (among others) the Golden Cross on Merit, Prof. Andrzej Waksmundzki Medal–Committee on Analytical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences Award, and Prof. Wiktor Kemula Medal–Polish Chemical Society Award. Rudolf Krska i s F u l l P r o f e s s o r f o r (Bio-)Analytics and Organic T r a c e A n a l y s i s a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f N a t u r a l Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), and Head of the Center for Analytical Chemistry at the Department IFA-Tulln. He has received 10 scientific awards and is the (co-)author of more than 300 SCI publications (h-index: 52). Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) identified him as one of the world’s most influential contemporary researchers due to his ranking among the top 1% most cited authors. His current research interests are in the area of plant–fungi metabolomics; IR spectroscopy; and novel mass spectrometric methods for the determination of multiple mycotoxins and their metabolites in food, feed, and other biological matrices. Currently, he acts as a coordinator of the European Commission funded project MyToolBox and is also the Green Area Leader at the Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI) with 18 company partners. Aldo Laganà is Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Rome BLa Sapienza^ and Head of the Department of Chemistry. His research fields are the development and validation of novel analytical methods based on LC coupled with advanced mass spectrometric instrumentation (for example, UHPLC-MS-MS and nanoLC-HRMS with Orbitrap technology) for the characterization and quantification of natural and anthropogenic substances (e.g., flame retardants, pesticides, mycotoxins, polyphenols, phytoestrogens, and estrogens) in environmental, food, plant, and biological samples. His scientific interests also include proteomic studies (in particular, differential proteome analysis) and the study of interactions between biomolecules and nanoparticles for nanomedicine applications. Steven J. Lehotay is Lead Scientist with the U S D A A g r i c u l t u r a l Research Service at the Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, PA, USA. His research is devised to improve the monitoring of chemical contaminants in foods by developing novel approaches applied in useful ways. He has (co-)authored > 150 scientific articles and > 200 meeting abstracts. His honors include a USDA Secretary’s Honor Award, Clarivate Analytics (Thomson Reuters) Highly Cited Researcher, ACS Division of Agrochemicals Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture, and AOAC International Harvey W. Wiley Award. Lingjun Li i s Vi l a s D i s t i n g u i s h e d Achievement Professor and Janis Apinis Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences a n d C h e m i s t r y a t t h e University of WisconsinMadison, USA. Her research interests include the development of novel mass spectrometry (MS)-based tools, such as new chemical tags that enable multiplex quantitative proteomics, microscale separations, in vivo microdialysis, and imaging MS for the functional discovery of neuropeptides and protein biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases. Her laboratory also explores the novel use of ion mobility MS to address technical challenges in peptidomic research, including sitespecific peptide epimer analysis and improvement of isobaric tandem MS quantitation. She has received numerous awards, including an ASMS Research Award, a NSF CAREER Award, a Sloan Fellowship, a PittCon Achievement Award, and the 2014 ASMS Biemann Medal, and was named one of the top 50 most influential women in analytical sciences and was included in the 2016 Analytical Scientist Power List. She served as Associate Editor for Analytical Methods (2013– 2016) and is currently serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Peter A. Lieberzeit is a chemist and received his Ph.D. from the University of Vi e n n a i n 1 9 9 9 . F r o m October 2011, he has been P r of e s so r o f A n al y ti ca l Chemistry at the University o f V i e n n a a n d s i n c e February 2016 Professor of Physical Chemistry. He is especially interested in developing chemical sensors for real-life environments, including complex mixtures based on artificial, biomimetic materials. To date, he has published about 105 articles in peerreviewed journals. Huwei Liu i s P r o f e s s o r a t P e k i n g University, and his research i n t e r e s t s f o c u s o n bioseparation and detection, including chromatographic and electromigration techniques, as well as their online coupling to mass spectrometry and applications in lipidomics and pharmaceutical analysis. To date, he h a s a u t h o r e d a n d c o authored more than 260 publications, including 15 reviews and 6 book chapters. He received CAIA awards in 2001 and 2015. Maili Liu received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, B i r k b e c k C o l l e g e , University of London. He is t h e c u r r e n t D i r e c t o r o f Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy Sciences. His research interests are in developing new NMR methodology and applications in biomedicine. He has published over 210 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters on these topics. M a r í a J e s ú s L o b o Castañón is Professor at the University of Oviedo, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Spain, where she leads the electroanalysis research group. Her research interests focus on the development of electrochemical sensors for clinical diagnosis and food analysis, using different molecular recognition elements, such as enzymes, DNA, aptamers, and molecularly imprinted polymers. She is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific articles and several book chapters in the field. Hans Maurer w a s F u l l P r o f e s s o r o f P h a r m a c o l o g y a n d Toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of P h a r m a c y , S a a r l a n d University, from 1992 until 2016. He was Head of the Department of Experimental and Clinical Toxicology in Homburg, Germany, and is s t i l l a c t i v e a s S e n i o r Professor in the same department. He has published, in addition to three mass spectral databases, over 270 original papers and over 30 invited reviews on his main two areas of research: analytical toxicology (GC-MS, LC-(HR)-MS) and toxicokinetics and metabolism of xenobiotics. He is an editorial board member of various international journals and a guest editor of several special issues within them. He was and is a member of the executive boards of various scientific societies in his field. He received several international scientific awards for his outstanding scientific work, and in 2007, he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate) by the University of Ghent, Belgium. Juris Meija is Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada working in the area of chemical metrology and certified reference material development. His expertise lies in theoretical analytical chemistry, isotope ratio measurements, and data analysis. Since 2014, he has served as Chair of the IUPAC Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights and since 2012 as Titular Member on the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature, and Symbols. He is also an IUPAC delegate to the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology, Working Group 1: Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM); a member of the United States Pharmacopeia Expert Panel on Statistics; and a member of the Statistics and Uncertainty working group of the Regional Metrology Organization for the Americas (SIM). He is a column editor and member of the international advisory board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and has been actively involved in many recent international activities, such as the redefinition of the mole, naming of the new chemical elements, and revisions of the GUM. Maria C. Moreno-Bondi received her Ph.D. (1990) f r o m C o m p l u t e n s e University of Madrid. She has carried out research work at Columbia University (New York), the Oak Ridge N a t i o n a l L a b o r a t o r y (Tennessee, USA), and the Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, USA) focused on the development of luminescent methods; optical fiber sensors; and microarrays for environmental, food, and clinical applications. She received tenure in 1991 and, since 2008, she has been Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid. She received the Young Researcher’s Award from the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry in 1993 and the Research Award in Analytical Chemistry from the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry in 2010. She is currently Department Chair at the Analytical Chemistry Department at UCM, President of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy, and co-leader of the Chemical Optosensors and Applied Photochemistry Group (GSOLFA). Her research interests include the development of optical sensors and biosensors and of molecular recognition (nano)materials for food, clinical, and environmental analysis. prestigious awards, such as the Emanuel Merck Prize for Analytical Chemistry (1990), the Smoluchowski Award for Aerosol Research of the Association for Aerosol Research (1991), the Fritz Pregl Medal of the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry (1996), and the Fresenius Award for Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (2000). He served in many national and international scientific organizations, such as within IUPAC as a Titular Member and the European Science Foundation. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Clean Air Commission of the German Engineers Association (VDI/DIN), the Hydrochemical Division of the German Chemical Society, Association for Aerosol Research, and a member of the Senate Commission for Water Research of the German Research Society. Joaquim A. Nóbrega is Full Professor a t the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos (São Carlos, SP, Brazil). He is a member of t h e G r o u p f o r A p p l i e d Instrumental Analysis. His main research interests are microwave-assisted sample preparation for inorganic analysis and inductively coupled plasmas associated with optical emission and mass spectrometry. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, São Paulo State Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Valérie Pichon has been Full Professor at the U P M C ( S o r b o n n e University, Paris) since 2 0 1 0 . S h e l e a d s t h e Department of Analytical, Bioanalytical Sciences and Miniaturization, part of the I n s t i t u t e o f C h e m i s t r y Biology and Innovation (CBI) located at the ESPCI Paris. She has also co-led the CBI since January 2014 (more than 120 researchers). Her major research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and miniaturization of stationary phases based on antibodies or aptamers and molecularly imprinted polymers. She is the author of more than 110 publications and five book chapters. In 2001, she was rewarded with a prize from the Analytical Chemistry Department of the French Society of Chemistry. She is currently Vice President of AfSep (French Association of Separation Sciences). In 2016, she was included in the list of the top 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences by The Analytical Scientist. high-performance liquid chromatography–electrospray tandem mass spectrometry is also part of his scientific activity. He has published more than 500 articles, is a co-author of many international patents, and has presented up to 200 invited lectures and oral presentations at international conferences. Aldo Roda is Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. He is PastPresident of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence and Vice President of INBB: Biostructures and Biosystems National Institute. He is an edi t o r o f A n a l y t i c a l a n d Bioanalytical Chemistry and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Luminescence: The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence. He is Secretary of the Academy of Science of Bologna and President of the Chemistry Doctoral School at the University of Bologna. His main research activity focuses on the development of sensitive miniaturized bioassays, immunoassays, biosensors, and imaging based on biochemiluminescence, electrogenerated luminescence, and thermo-chemiluminescence. Analytical mass spectrometry using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization and Luigia Sabbatini has been Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Bari (Italy) since 1986, Director of the R e s e a r c h C e n t e r BLaboratory for Diagnostics i n C u l t u r a l H e r i t a g e , ^ University of Bari, and a representative of the Italian Chemical Society in the Analytical Chemistry Division (DAC) of EuCheMS. She is on the Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and Associate Editor of Vacuum. She is a co-author of about 190 ISI papers, coinventor of several international patents, and editor and coeditor of books on surface analysis of polymer materials. She has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences. She was also awarded the Canneri Medal from the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society. Her scientific interests include the development of innovative, nanostructured materials for the cleaning of and biofouling prevention of stone surfaces, as well as the development of analytical methods for the study of materials in artworks (ceramics, glasses, paintings, coatings, and decorations). In recent years, she has focused on the study of the composition and chemical aging of surface decoration by XPS, lipids and proteins in paintings by MALDI-TOF, pigments by micro-Raman spectroscopy, and synthetic materials (acrylic-, alchidic-, and vinylic-based polymers/copolymers) used in modern paintings as well in restoration by MALDITOF and Py-GC/MS. Alfredo Sanz-Medel has been Professor in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry of Oviedo University, Spain, since 1982. After completing his Ph.D. in 1973, he carried out postdoctoral work on atomic fluorescence at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. Back in Spain, he became Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Complutense University (Madrid) in 1975, and in 1978, he moved to Oviedo as Associate Professor. His present research interests include the development of new atomic detectors and analytical methodologies for ultratrace elemental analysis using spectrochemical plasmas (GD-OES, ICP-MS, GD-MS); new molecular sensors, particularly those based on the use of quantum dots for bio-nanoapplications using molecular and elemental detection (luminescence and ICP-MS); hybrid technique development, coupling a separation unit and an atomic detector, for ultratrace and trace metal analysis and their speciation to solve biological, biomedical, and environmental problems; and speciation for proteomics, integrating MS Bmolecular^ (MALDI-TOF and electrosprayQ-TOF) and Batomic^ (ICP-MS) metal and semimetal biomolecules, promoting the extensive use of Bheteroatomtagged proteomics^ and bio-nanotagging approaches for early-warning disease biomarkers. He is the author and coauthor of around 650 scientific publications in international journals, several patents, and a number of books. He has received international prizes and awards including the BRobert Kellner Lecture^ (2007); the European Winter Conference Award on Plasma Spectrochemistry (2011); a Chemistry EuCheMS Award, Belgrade (2011); and Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale Award, CSI Award, Coimbra (2015). He has been an editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry since 2003. Stephen A. Wise recently retired from the N a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he was involved in the development of a n a l y t i c a l m e t h o d s a n d S t a n d a r d R e f e r e n c e Materials (SRMs) for the determination of trace organic constituents in environmental, clinical, food, and dietary supplement matrices. He is currently a Scientific Consultant for the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH-ODS) in Bethesda, Maryland, where he supports the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials (AMRM) Program. He continues to have research interests in chromatographic methods for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and investigations of chromatographic separation mechanisms and chromatographic selectivity for PAHs and related compounds. Marcela Segundo is Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of P o r t o , a n d S e n i o r Researcher at REQUIMTE– PT Government Associate Laboratory. She received the F I A a w a r d f o r S c i e n c e (2016) and she is a member of the Steering Committee of the Division of Analytical Chemistry in EuCheMS (2018). She is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her scientific interests are focused on sample treatment, miniaturization of analytical devices, and hyphenation of flow techniques for highthroughput analysis. Adam T. Woolley is Chair Editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry and University Professor in t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f Chemistry and Biochemistry a t B r i g h a m Y o u n g University in Provo, UT, USA. His current research focuses on 3D-printed integrated microfluidics for biomarker measurement, analytical systems for the identification of bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in sepsis, and biotemplated fabrication of nanoelectronics. Guowang Xu is Professor and Director of the CAS Key Laboratory of S e p a r a t i o n S c i e n c e f o r A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a l s o D i r e c t o r o f t h e Metabolomics Re search Center and administrative V i c e D i r e c t o r o f t h e Biotechnology Division at DICP. He has co-written five books and published more than 360 peer-reviewed papers in the BWeb of Science Core Collection^ indexed journals and holds more than 40 China patents. He is Deputy President of the Chromatography Committee and Mass Spectrometry Committee of Chinese Society of Chemistry and is a member of the permanent scientific committee of HPLC. He received second prize of the national science and technology progress award and second prize of the Liaoning Province science and technology invention award. His main research fields are in chromatography-mass spectrometry related research and metabolomics applications in disease biomarker discovery, traditional Chinese medicines, and food safety. Lihua Zhang is Full Professor and group l e a d e r a t t h e N a t i o n a l Chromatographic R. & A. Center, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese A c a d e m y o f S c i e n c e s (CAS). She was selected to j o i n t h e B1 0 0 Ta l e n t s Project^ of CAS and BYoung and Middle-Aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators Project^ of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Her research interests are focused on the development of new materials, methods, and platforms for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteomes and protein–protein interactions. She has published over 200 SCI papers. Board of Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics , Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, and the Journal of Chromatography B . He also serves on the Advisory Board of the NIH-funded Complex Carbohydrate Research Center , University of Georgia, and the Yale/NIDA Neuroproteomics Center, Yale University. He is currently President of the United States Human Proteome Organization (US-HUPO) . His group has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and received four US patents . He is the recipient of the 2015 ACS Award in Chemical Instrumentation; the 2010 Biemann Medal from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry; the 2009 NCSU Alumni Outstanding Research Award; the 2004 ACS Arthur F. Findeis Award; the 1999 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award; and the 1990-1991 Safford Award , University of Pittsburgh, for Excellence in Teaching. Germany , was born in 1951 . 1985 , he served from 1986 to 1 9 8 9 a s P r o f e s s o r f o r demic and industrial positions , in 1989 , he finally accepted a call for his position as Head of the Institute and Chair holder in Munich . He retired on March 31 , 2017 . His research interests are within environmental analytical chemistry, especially devoted to applications of laser spectroscopy, nanoparticle characterization, and microarray technologies. The main subjects of interest are aerosols, hydrocolloids, and biofilms within hydro- and atmospheres. He received several international and highly molecular engineering, molecular recognition, high-throughput evolution, single-cell analysis, and microfluidics. He has published more than 130 papers, which have collected over 6000 citations. He sits on the advisory boards of six journals and was the recipient of the CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award in 2012, the National Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2013, the Chinese Young Analyst Award in 2015, and the Chinese Chemical Society-Royal Society of Chemistry Young Chemist Award in 2016 .

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Nicola Oberbeckmann-Winter. Meet the contributors, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017, 1-10, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-017-0825-5