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Analytical sciences: very discreet detectives

Analytical sciences: very discreet detectives

Whether it is the traceability of genetically modified organisms, the analysis of industrial, urban or agricultural effluents, the identification of criminals or the drug-taking of athletes, analytical chemistry is a field where there is strong social and economic demand. In constant evolution, it must adapt and innovate in order to meet the requirements of industrialists as well as scientists and government authorities.

The latter concern analyses that are more and more sensitive (searching for traces), rapid, low-cost, on the basis of micro-samples, easily usable in fieldwork, non-destructible if possible, and reliable in samples that are more and more complex due to the number of elements to be searched for or in terms of the nature of the samples (air, water, soil, silt, biological samples, works of art, polluted, solid matrices, etc.).

Contributing to sustainable development

Analytical chemistry, which will be reinforced within UPMC, encounters a high demand for the development of new methodologies for separation and dosage in environmental matrices. Several teams from UPMC are participating in the ERICHE (Evaluating and Reducing the Impact of Chemistry on the Environment) network, bringing together chemists and ecotoxicologists within the framework of the programme ‘chemistry for sustainable development’ run by the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Contact :
Valérie Cabuil
Directrice du Laboratoire Liquides ioniques et interfaces
Courriel: valerie.cabuil@upmc.fr



24/11/08