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Out of the lab and into the field: Rapid on-site Raman testing for food security
There is a fully funded PhD position available for a UK student with Roy Goodacre in the Centre for Metabolomics Research, University of Liverpool.

Project Description:
Major food adulteration and contamination events occur with alarming regularity and are known to be
episodic, with the question being not IF but WHEN another large-scale food safety/integrity incident will
occur. The challenges of maintaining food secu

10216578069?profile=RESIZE_710xCAMS is an industry-led initiative aimed at promoting world-class analytical measurement science training, research, and innovation by bringing together a network of industrial and academic partners with interests in these fields. Since the launch of CAMS in 2019, the network has attracted 37 members (15 industrial and 22 academic organisations) and to date has awarded/co-funded 2 analytical chairs, 7 lectureships, 6 postdocs, 5 PhDs across the UK and Ireland with its generous funding support fr

10085923469?profile=RESIZE_584xThis event was a live webinar facilitated by the Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) where our 2020 Fellows and other CAMS awardees presented their latest research developments, its application, reach and impact - click here to view the session recording in Vimeo.

Speaker Lineup

  • Dr Natalie Belsey from the National Physical Laboratory & University of Surrey - Understanding formulated product performance using stimulated Raman scattering microscopy
  • Dr Brianna Heazlewood from t

The Learning Science Teaching Innovation Awards support innovation to positively impact teaching quality and enhance student learning.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they have led innovation in teaching and learning in their institution. Winners will be chosen by an expert scientific educational panel.

Possible ways you may have innovated teaching and learning:

  • Solving a problem by improving tools and methods

  • Improving teaching materials and practices

  • Developing new digital learni

9767540858?profile=RESIZE_584xACTF Trustees recognise the disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on analytical science students and are relaunching a disruption grant of £500 aimed at PhD students who are in the last 6 months of their PhD and need additional monetary support to complete their studies.

Note, this fund is to support personal costs to help enable students to complete their studies, for example rent or other caring or living costs, and cannot be used for laboratory research costs. Students must be residen


CAMS is excited to announce the launch of this year's virtual poster competition, which is running from 01 Oct to 19 Nov 2021. Applicants are invited to submit a poster and accompanying 2 minute video presentation outlining their current research, good practice or novel idea in the field of analytical measurement.

Submissions should be uploaded using the online form by 15:00HRS on Friday 19 Nov 2021 and be in-keeping with the following criteria to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize:



Join us at our 2nd annual conference and help strengthen the field of analytical measurement science. This free to attend virtual event will be running from 13-16 Sep 2021.

This year’s conference is scheduled as 4 morning or afternoon sessions, each aligned to a CAMS themes, with a range of short presentations for CAMS Academic and Industry Members, as well as CAMS Partners. Each session will also include a skill or personal development workshop, which we encourage you to take part in - visi

8439132886?profile=RESIZE_710xCAMS has launched its second call for Lectureships, PostDocs and PhDs, inviting responses to specific industry challenges aligned to the 4x CAMS themes:

  • Point of use sensors and photonics
  • Complex mixtures, separations and detection
  • Data analytics
  • Novel instrumentation or technique

Funding will be available for Lectureships, PostDocs and PhDs, noting that all bidders are expected to have secured co-funding that at least matches CAMS’s contribution (Lectureship - £200k, PostDoc - £100k and PhD -

8333145057?profile=RESIZE_710xCAMS will shortly be launching its second call for Lectureships, PostDocs and PhDs, inviting responses to specific industry challenges aligned to the 4x CAMS themes:

  • Point of use sensors and photonics
  • Complex mixtures, separations and detection
  • Data analytics
  • Novel instrumentation or technique

Unfortunately the launch of this open and competitive call has been delayed slightly, and will now be released in very early Jan 2021. Call details will be published on the CAMS website and social media

The Community for Analytical Measurement Science is pleased to announce that registration for its inaugural conference is now open. Running as a virtual event over 16-17 Sep, CAMS Conference 2020 is a free to attend event comprising of 4 live sessions and interactive Knowledge and Skills Exchange Workshops. Click here to register.

Running in parallel to the conference is the CAMS Virtual Poster Competition. Anyone attending the conference is invited to submit a poster and 60 second video outlini

6047464666?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (ACTF) and Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) are pleased to announce this year’s CAMS Fellowship call.

Purpose and Criteria of CAMS Fellowships

The ACTF-CAMS partnership provides funding for a range of initiatives to support the development of analytical measurement science talent. The objective of the ACTF is to promote, assist and extend the science and study of analytical chemistry, and of all questions relating to the analysis, nature and

Well, what a difference a few weeks make! I hope this finds you and yours well and coping with our flexible working revolution in parallel with home schooling, social distancing, excessive gardening and interesting hairstyles!

More than ever, the importance of community is central in everyone’s minds and this is increasingly true for the measurement sector globally. In recent weeks we have heard senior government officials comment on how testing is going to be important for a long time ahead and

4302103463?profile=RESIZE_710xVisit the UKRI Coronavirus Hub for the latest information on the vital work of UKRI in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, including grants and awards that are available, as well as the continuing call to fund ideas to limit the outbreak and protect life.


Get Funding for Ideas That Address COVID-19


  • Project length: 12-18 months
  • Closing date: none - apply at any t

UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector.

  • Competition opens: Friday 31 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 15 April 2020 12:00pm

More details available here

We are running 3 identical streams, which open on the same date but have different close dates:

  • strand 1 (this stream) closing 15 April 2020
  • strand 2 closing 13 May 2020
  • strand 3 closing 1 July 2020

You must ch



In 2019 the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (ACTF) awarded 30 Summer Studentships of 6-8 weeks duration at 19 Universities, private sector companies and non-HEI public sector organisations across the UK and RoI. Awards are designed to provide experience of research to undergraduates with potential, and to encourage a career in analytical chemistry research once undergraduate studies are complete. ACTF has funded such studentships for many years; however, 2019 was the first year that they were

With this the first blog of the year, January has passed us by already, as CAMS enters an important phase in its journey.3852572270?profile=RESIZE_710x

With the CAMS Ltd entity established in a flurry of end of year activity, it has been business as usual this month - continuing to assign the initial stakeholder contributions to build on the 3 lectureships, 10 fellowships and 3 post-doctoral positions being added through CAMS to the wider analytical family around the UK. Focus is shifting also towards the longer term sustain


CAMS Fellowship Awards 2019

The CAMS fellowship awards for 2019 have been announced. The purpose of the award is to assist early career analytical chemists within 5 years of their first full-time junior academic appointment at a UK or Irish HEI to establish their own independent analytical science research identity. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

  • Dr Alice Bowen, University of Manchester, Optical control of spin-labels for dipolar EPR of multi-spin systems.


  • Dr Zoe Hall, Imperial C