Grant to Fund Million Peaks Project The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Altered Metabolism of Four Compounds Drives Glioblastoma Growth Findings suggest new ways to treat the malignancy, slow its progression and reveal its extent more precisely.Why Bearcats Smell Like Buttered Popcorn Researchers pinpoint chemical compound that gives rare animal its popcorn-like scent.Human Gut Microbiome Evolution Westerners have a less-diverse gut microbiome compared to hunter-gatherers, but how and why these microbe collections diverged has largely remained a mystery. Potential Diagnostic for Dengue Fever Scientists from Colorado State University have explored the use of small molecules in patient serum for diagnosis of dengue fever and potentially predicting progression to the severe disease.Non-Destructive Sensing of Fish Freshness Is there any reliable way to know whether frozen fish is fresh or not?‘Smelling’ Prostate Cancer A research team from the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris.Diagnosis of Two Rare Childhood Diseases Improved For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) and metachromatic leukodystrophy, and that could even lead to new treatments for CDGs.
Proteomic and Bioinformatic Approaches to the Development of Biomarker Signatures of Clinical Utility for Prostate Cancer: From Discovery to Targeted Verification Stephen Pennington, University College Dublin, speaking at Systems Biology Europe 2012
Recent Progress in Core-shell and Embedded Nanoparticle Technology for Biomarker Separation with Amperometric Sensing at a Boron Doped Diamond Electrode Jeremy Glennon, University College Cork, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
Microfluidic Systems for the Analysis of Mass-limited Samples Han Gardeniers, University of Twente, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
Multi-analyte Procedures for Target Screening and Quantification of Drugs in Blood using LC-MS/MS: Possibilities and Limitations Hans Maurer, Saarland University, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012.
Novel Developments in Separation Modeling Technology Imre Molnar, CEO, Molnar-Institute, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
The Power of Liquids - Separations using Liquid-liquid Technologies Ian Garrard, Brunel University, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
Microscopic Description of Transfer Phenomena in Chromatography Attila Felinger, Professor, University of Pecs, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
Too Big for a Small World? Intact Protein Analysis by Nano-UHPLC-MS/MS Mark Parkin, Kings College London, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012
Nano-agglomerated Stationary Phases for Solid-phase Extraction Damian Connolly, Dublin City University, speaking at European Lab Automation 2012