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The Br. J. Anal. Chem. Editors have the great pleasure to invite researchers devoted to the field of Analytical Chemistry to submit manuscripts for the next BrJAC issue.

BrJAC is a peer reviewed scientific journal intended for professionals and institutions acting mainly in the Analytical Chemistry field. Since January 2016, BrJAC has a new publisher whose mission is to maintain the journal's quality, ensure the periodicity of publications, efficiently meet the demands of readers and manage the communication between authors and editors.

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LoVE in the time of Zika
How Analytical Chemistry can contribute to the fight against the Zika virus

Emanuel Carrilho - Full Professor - IQ-USP São Carlos SP BR
emanuel@iqsc.usp.br

Using poetical license to paraphrase the classic novel from Gabriel García Márquez Love in the Time of Cholera, we would like to discuss the need and the urgency of diagnostic tests to detect not only Zika, but also Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Speciation of this group of viruses is critical for accurate treatment and to avoid the development of drug resistance; let alone the seasonal influenza virus, with its deadly H1N1 variants that threaten millions of people worldwide every year.

Therefore, looking at the bigger picture, we discuss here the role of analytical chemistry in finding solutions to health problems.

Low-cost Virus Examination (LoVE) tools are needed to rapidly distinguish between the three viruses that are transmitted by the same vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito… read more

 


 

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Interview

Prof. Joaquim de Araújo Nóbrega spoke with BrJAC about several interesting aspects of analytical chemistry. He is a full professor of analytical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, SP, BR, and last year he was elected to the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences and to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

The work of research is to live a wonderful and continuous learning experience. I think this is true for all areas in all sciences and no doubt this is absolutely true for analytical chemistry.
For newcomers, I would say if you love studying you are in the right area. Do your best to solidify your understanding of the basics and interact with your peers as much as you can. Follow good examples, but do not be limited by rules and models. Adjust your targets and always work hard. Focus on short, medium, and long term achievements. Learn to differentiate between them. Be focused, but not obsessive. Science is wonderful and can teach you many useful things as a professional and as a person, but do not forget that human knowledge goes beyond the limits of your discipline. Be curious and be open. Live your life as a learning journey and enjoy the trip.
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