Tony Davies Column

The Tony Davies Column alternates between chemometrics and data handling and standards, as well as a wide range of EU and other initiatives across the whole of spectroscopy.

Tony-DaviesTony (A.N.) Davies has been a columnist for Spectroscopy Europe since its inception. Together with Tony (A.M.C.) Davies he has produced the “Tony Davies” column until Tony’s retirement in 2014. Tony (A.N.) is Lead Scientist with AkzoNobel RD&I Expert Capability Group in Measurement and Analytical Science in Deventer, The Netherlands and is Professor of Analytical Science at the University of South Wales in the UK.

 

Spectroscopic data handling at petabyte scale

TD-28_1-F2small

In the Tony Davies Column, vast amounts of data and how you handle them are investigated by Tony, and Shane Ellis, Benjamin Balluff and Ron Heeren from the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute. “Spectroscopic data handling at petabyte scale” shows how one institute is dealing with truly huge amounts of data, both in its collection and in its distribution to scientists for interpretation and analysis. At the same time, the institute has been able to incorporate best practice around the FAIR Data Stewardship of scientific information.In the Tony Davies Column, vast amounts of data and how you handle them are investigated by Tony, and Shane Ellis, Benjamin Balluff and Ron Heeren from the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute. “Spectroscopic data handling at petabyte scale” shows how one institute is dealing with truly huge amounts of data, both in its collection and in its distribution to scientists for interpretation and analysis. At the same time, the institute has been able to incorporate best practice around the FAIR Data Stewardship of scientific information.

Read more: Spectroscopic data handling at petabyte scale

 

Raman imaging of difficult surfaces

27_6-TD-Figs-2small

In the Tony Davies Column, Tony looks at “Raman imaging of difficult surfaces”. He looks at a number of different approaches to dealing with uneven samples, as well as reviewing instrumental improvements that have made Raman imaging a viable analytical and diagnostic tool.

Read more: Raman imaging of difficult surfaces

   

A new approach to identifying unknown trace level analytes by tandem mass spectrometry without reference spectroscopic database support: CSI:FingerID

TD-27-5-F3-small

In the Tony Davies Column, Tony describes “A new approach to identifying unknown trace level analytes by tandem mass spectrometry without reference spectroscopic database support: CSI:FingerID”. This allows for tandem mass spectrometry data to be used to identify unknown analytes from common molecular structure databases where reference spectroscopic data is unavailable.

Read more: A new approach to identifying unknown trace level analytes by tandem mass spectrometry without reference spectroscopic database support: CSI:FingerID

   

Automated detection of counterfeit drugs using multimodal spectroscopy and advanced web-based software platforms

TD-27-4-F2small

In the Tony Davies Column, we learn about “Automated detection of counterfeit drugs using multimodal spectroscopy and advanced web-based software platforms”. With the increase in trafficking of counterfeit medicines and other products, there is a need for definitive results from an on-site analyser useable by customs officers. The German authorities have commissioned the development of a multi-modal, transportable inspection system, including intelligent data processing and evaluation, for fast spectroscopic recognition of illicit drugs and counterfeit medicines. This is described in the column.

Read more: Automated detection of counterfeit drugs using multimodal spectroscopy and advanced web-based software platforms

   

Keeping the dream alive

TD-27_3-F3small

Tony Davies, Peter Lampen, Stephen Heller and Evan Bolton report on the future of the spectroscopic data collected as part of the EuroSpec programme. Its long-term preservation is being guaranteed through the PubChem Project of the US National Library of Medicine.

Read more: Keeping the dream alive

   

Page 2 of 20

Free Spectroscopy Europe Apps

SE-apps
Read Spectroscopy Europe on our new free Apps for Apple and Android.
See the complete range of Spectroscopy Europe Editions and choose which suit you.

Free print subscription

Cover-25-4
Register for a Free print magazine if you are in Europe, the Middle East or Asia–Pacific.

Contents Alerts

Receive updates whenever a new issue of Spectroscopy Europe is published. Just enter your e-mail address:

Latest Comments

  • Heiko Fessenmayr said More...
    Hi all,

    I attended the SmartLabExcha... 29 days ago
  • Damien Jeannerat said More...
    Hello,
    Member of the associate boad o... 1 month ago
  • Dimitris Alexandraki... said More...
    Dear Gerry

    Thank you for introducing... 6 months ago
  • José Miguel Hernánde... said More...
    Dear Gerry,
    You pushed me into the NI... 7 months ago
  • Vinnie said More...
    Hello I was wondering if the infrared... 10 months ago

RSS Feeds

Ninja RSS Syndicator is not Installed!

Follow Spectroscopy on Twitter