The group were well-represented at the 22nd International Conference on SIMS in Kyoto. Danielle, John Medland, Alex and Nick gave presentations.
Well done to Afnan, Giles and Jo for their contribution to the final year PhD talks. All three did very well. Jo was awarded second prize in the MIB session!
Alex gave a presentation entitled “It’s good, but it’s not right!…” How to validate your model at the UK Surface Analysis Forum‘s (UKSAF) Workshop on Multivariate Analysis held at the University of Nottingham, 8 January 2014.
The purpose of the workshop was to introduce users of surface analysis technologies to multivariate analysis with a combination of theory and demonstration.
The presentation covered validation of multivariate models, how to get the most out of them and how to avoid various pitfalls in the data treatment. The slides for the talk can be found here.
At the recent SciX Conference in Milwaukee USA, Jo walked away with not one, but two awards for best poster! Both the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) and the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) judged Jo’s work on “ToF-SIMS and Raman microspectroscopy as tools for probing lipid saturation in acute myeloid leukaemia cells treated with a novel combination therapy” to be outstanding and awarded her certificates and cash.
We are very grateful to the Royal Society of Chemistry, Manchester & District Local Section for sponsoring Jo’s travel to the conference.
In 2013, John celebrates his 70th birthday. To mark this occasion, and a career devoted to the development of secondary ion mass spectrometry – including instrumentation, theory and applications – we invite you to a special scientific meeting on October 11 in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.
We are delighted to have an international programme of outstanding quality, with confirmed contributions from the following speakers:
- David Castner (University of Washington)
- Arnaud Delcorte (Universite Catholique de Louvain)
- Barbara Garrison (Pennsylvania State University)
- Ian Gilmore (National Physical Laboratory)
- Ron Heeren (FOM-AMOLF, The Netherlands)
- Nick Lockyer (University of Manchester)
- Nick Winograd (Pennsylvania State University)
There will be a celebration dinner and we hope that as many attendees as possible will be able to join us for that.
Registration for the meeting is available here: http://www.massspecmanchester.org/symposia/registration/
Further information can be found on the MassSpectrometry@Manchester site.
Nick gave an invited talk on Imaging Biosystems using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry to industrialists and academics at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, organised by the Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group and The Drug Metabolism Discussion Group. The title of the meeting was ‘New approaches in bioanalysis and analytical toxicology’.
Alex gave an invited presentation at the Joint IAEA-SPIRIT-Japan Technical Meeting on Development and Utilization of MeV-SIMS held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 21-25 May 2012.
The meeting was to determine the scope and prospects for the emerging MeV-SIMS technique and the outcome was very positive.
The presentation covered factors that influence the form of a Static SIMS spectrum and various issues that may arise in its interpretation and can be found here.
Alex’s presentation from SIMS XVIII has been added to the site. See here for more details
We had 7 oral presentations at the SIMSXVIII conference in Riva del Garda, Italy. A very sucessful meeting.
Nick gave an invited presentation at the British Mass Spectrometry Society 2011 conference in Cardiff.
Nick gave a keynote presentation on “Developments in biological analysis and imaging using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry” at the Metabolomics 2011 conference, Cairns, Australia.
Alex presented the work of the group with a talk entitled ‘Imaging SIMS: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, 2D and 3D’ to the first International Association for Spectral Imaging (IASIM) meeting in Dublin, Ireland. IASIM-10 is essentially the third EASIM meeting (European Association for Spectral Imaging) which was retitled recently.
Both John F and Alex presented work at the 59th IUVSTA Workshop on Surface Chemical Analysis – Improving data interpretation by multivariate & informatics techniques, in Trinidad.