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Carl Saxton

I am currently working as a Publishing Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry. I also occasionally write for Chemistry World. My background is inorganic chemistry, yet I have always had an interest in biology and biochemistry.

Articles by Carl Saxton:

Mass Spectrometry in Biological Research – A Guide for Beginners

Mass spectrometry can feel intimidating. Read this easy-to-follow guide to demystify mass spectrometry and learn how it can help your research.

Image shows a laboratory with mass spectrometry facility to represent using mass spectrometry in biological research
18 Jun 2021 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques

Human Genome Project – 10 years since the first draft

  On the 15th February 2001 a draft version of the complete human genome was completed. [1] This draft version was far from perfect but was still a major milestone in the biological world.  So, what has come from this?  What have we learned so far and what is yet to come?   Background The…

09 Mar 2011 Inspiring and Thought Provoking

Applying Spectroscopy Techniques to Biology: Cracking the cause of Japanese beetle paralysis

An article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) caught my eye, which showcases quite nicely that a multitude of chemical spectroscopy techniques can be used for solving a simple observation that dates back nearly 100 years! In short, a team of US scientists using high-resolution mass spectrometry and…

18 Feb 2011 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques
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