Introducing the Humanity in Science Award

New award launched to recognize altruism and innovation in the analytical sciences
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Sept. 1, 2014 - PRLog -- ·         New award to be presented at Pittcon 2015 to recognize an    outstanding breakthrough in analytical science that has truly changed lives for the better

·         International competition open to analytical scientists worldwide

·         $25,000 grand prize

·         Closing date for entries: November 14, 2014

Phenomenex and The Analytical Scientist magazine have joined forces to launch The Humanity in Science Award. This new, international award is designed to discover and celebrate an outstanding breakthrough in analytical science that has truly improved the health and well-being of people worldwide. Entries are now being accepted at http://www.humanityinscienceaward.comwith a single grand prize of $25,000 for the winning group or individual.

Analytical science, which involves the separation, 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 recognition and attention 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.”

“It is refreshing to finally have a publication in our industry that brings readers so much more than just the science. The Analytical Scientist breathes life into all facets of science, envisioning, for example, this Humanity in Science Award,” explains Fasha Mahjoor, Phenomenex CEO. “We are delighted to work with their team to present this international award for the first time in 2015. Making the world a better place has always been the foundation of Phenomenex, giving deeper meaning to our daily business and connecting us to a purpose greater than ourselves. With this new award, we celebrate scientists who take our philosophy to the next level, dedicating their research to improving the world for mankind through heart, soul, and science. It will be an honour to recognize their contributions.”

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

Entrants must submit an informal 1,000-word essay describing the research in detail and its impact on the well-being of humanity. Each submission also requires a letter of recommendation from a senior professional in the field who is familiar with the work and is passionate about its potential.

The closing date for entries is November 14, 2014.

Entries should be submitted online at

Selecting the winner

All entries will be reviewed by the editorial team of The Analytical Scientist magazine with the top ten entries evaluated by a judging panel comprising:

·         Gregory Webster, Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie

·         Peter Schoenmakers, Professor of Analytical Chemistry/Forensic Science, University of Amsterdam

·         Neil Spooner, Director, Bioanalytical Science and Development - PCD DMPK, GlaxoSmithKline

·         Emily Hilder, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania

·         Benjamin W. Smith, Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

·         Fasha Mahjoor, CEO, Phenomenex

·         Rich Whitworth, Editor, The Analytical Scientist and Associate Editorial Director, Texere Publishing.

The single winning entry and two runners-up will be selected and contacted by January 16, 2015. The Award will be presented at a special ceremony at Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans, March 8-12, 2015.

The Prize

The grand prize winner will be awarded a total of $25,000 in prize money – a personal gift that can be spent in any way, shape, or form. The winner’s work will be published in The Analytical Scientist in print and online, and the winner will receive a five-year subscription package. In addition, the winner (or up to three representatives in case of a large team) will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Pittcon 2015 to make a presentation, followed by a grand tour of Phenomenex headquarters in sunny Torrance, California.

Two runners-up will have their work published in The Analytical Scientist in print and online, and will also receive a complimentary 5-year subscription package.

About Phenomenex

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety to environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services, chemical reference standards, and microsampling solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being.

About The Analytical Scientist

The Analytical Scientist magazine, published by Texere Publishing Ltd, integrates all aspects of analytical science, from advances in science and technology to first-hand accounts from the labs that test athlete’s samples; and from progress in business and policy to advice for career development and job satisfaction. The publication encompasses a print magazine, a global website optimized for tablets and smart phones, and an iPad app. The Analytical Scientist can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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