Upcoming topical collections

Analytical Chemistry for Infectious Disease Detection and Prevention - submission deadline December 2020

by guest editors Chaoyong Yang (Xiamen University) and Xiujun James Li (University of Texas at El Paso)

Infectious disease, a disease caused by pathogenic agents or microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoans, or fungi), can rapidly spread and cause immense losses to health, livelihood, and economy. The outbreak of COVID-19 has reminded us the severity of an infectious disease that can cause to our society. Despite recent progress in the prevention and control strategies of infectious diseases, emerging infections continue to challenge the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Therefore, we organize this thematic issue to call for analytical chemists as a community to take responsibility and put more efforts in this line of research.

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Electrochemistry for Neurochemical Analysis - submission deadline February 2021

by guest editors Ashley Ross (University of Cincinnati) and Alexander Zestos  (American University)

Electrochemistry for neurochemical analysis is a continuously growing area of bioanalytical chemistry and has made significant contributions to the fields of neuroscience and biochemistry. Electroactive neurochemicals, including dopamine, serotonin, histamine, and many more, can be detected directly using techniques such as fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, amperometry, and differential pulse voltammetry, among others. Nonelectroactive neurochemicals including glutamate, acetylcholine, and many signaling proteins can be detected indirectly using enzyme sensors, aptamer-based sensors, and FET-sensors coupled to electrochemical techniques.  These major advances in electrochemical bioanalysis have provided unique areas of growth in fundamental advancement in neural mechanistic pathways and even disease diagnostics.

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Analytical Characterization of Viruses - submission deadline March 2021

guest edited by ABC editor Joseph Zaia (Boston University)

Viruses are deceptively simple quasi-organisms that cause an outsized human health burden. These pathogens infect host cells and hijack the cellular replication machinery to multiply and infect other cells. Repeating this process millions of times, viruses optimize their ability to infect new hosts. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need effective treatments and vaccines. This Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry special collection will summarize the emerging analytical approaches for characterizing viruses. Topics will include modeling of virus protein and glycoprotein structure, dynamics, receptor binding, and function using molecular omics, microarray, microscopy, crystallography, spectroscopy and computational methods.

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The Analytical Chemistry of Per- and Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) - submission deadline April 2021

Guest edited by Erin S. Baker, Detlef Knappe and David Muddiman (NC State University)

PFAS assessments are rapidly gaining significant scientific momentum and public awareness, including funding initiatives across the globe for a broad range of disciplines (e.g., analytical chemistry, epidemiology, and remediation). To this end, a collection of manuscripts in a single issue will define the status of the field in relation to new methods for measuring and quantifying PFAS in a diverse range of matrixes. Characterization and quantification of PFAS presents significant challenges to the field given their unique physiochemical properties and this includes methods to efficiently extract them from biological and environmental matrices, separations, measurements platforms (e.g., mass spectrometry), and bioinformatics.  The goal for this topical collection is to bring together the current state-of-the-art for advanced methods to characterize and quantify PFAS.

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