Two Professors at the University of Strathclyde have been named in an annual list of the world’s leading analytical chemists – for the fourth time in five years.
Professor Duncan Graham, Executive Dean of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Science, and Professor Karen Faulds, the University’s Head of Bionanotechnology and Analytical Chemistry, appear in The Power List 2023, compiled by The Analytical Scientist magazine.
The list features 100 scientists, nominated and assessed for their excellence and impact over the past decade, to mark the 10th the lists. They are among 25 scientists chosen for the Connectors and
Professor Graham identified the secret to a successful interdisciplinary collaboration as “Taking the time
to understand the language and expectations of the others in areas different to your own.”
As an example of an interdisciplinary problem, he cited a current project on drug induced liver injury
(DILI) caused by overdose on paracetamol, or acetaminophen.
“The current diagnosis process is too long to allow administration of the corrective treatment through the
narrow therapeutic window,” Professor Graham said. “We performed proof of principle experiments that
led to a successful large-scale funded collaboration with clinicians, statisticians, industry, and ourselves to
create a new, rapid point of use test for DILI that works within the right time scale, less than eight hours
“This is a really exciting interdisciplinary project that will make a difference to people’s lives in due