New award to recognize altruism and innovation in the field of analytical science

Phenomenex and The Analytical Scientist magazine – published by Texere Publishing, a science publishing company based in Knutsford – have joined forces to launch The Humanity in Science Award.

This new award aims to discover and celebrate an altruistic breakthrough in analytical science that has truly improved the health and wellbeing of people worldwide. Entries are now being accepted at with a single grand prize of $25,000 for the winning group or individual.

The Texere team The Texere team

Analytical science, which involves the separation – usually by chromatography – identification and quantification of chemical components, has an enormous impact on our lives, serving to safeguard our food, environment, and medicines and enabling breakthroughs in other scientific disciplines. Despite its essential role, analytical science does not always receive the same applause and attention that is awarded to other scientific fields. To that end, The Humanity in Science Award has been launched to shine the spotlight on analytical scientists who contribute to the betterment of humankind.

“When we launched The Analytical Scientist over 18 months ago, our goal was to create a publication that truly celebrated the wonderfully diverse field of analytical science by telling the stories of the pioneers that make it so special,” says Rich Whitworth, Editor of The Analytical Scientist. “The Humanity in Science Award builds on that objective, recognizing and rewarding those pioneers who tirelessly work to improve many aspects of our lives – not least, health and safety. The team of judges is tremendously excited to start receiving entries that showcase innovation and altruism; there seems to be little doubt that the winning entry should inspire the next generation of analytical scientists.”

How to enter

Entries are welcomed from individuals, teams, and collaborating groups, including those in academia, NGOs, business and industry, who firmly believe that their work has genuinely changed lives for the better.

To be eligible, the work must have been performed during the previous three years and utilized chromatography in at least one aspect (which may include early development).

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