Best Papers

CITAC Best Papers Award 2023

(Publications in no particular sequence)

A. Henrion, C.-G. Arsene, M. Liebl and G. O’Connor, Label free quantifcation of host cell protein impurity in recombinant hemoglobin materials, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2024) 416:387–396 (Published online 11/2023) (link)

E. Pagliano and J. Meija, Calibration model averaging in chemical analysis: a case study for the method of standard additions, Metrologia 60 (2023) 035003 (link)

G.Holcombe, M. Walker, M. Singh, K. Gray, S. Cowen, S. Ellison, A. Rogers, A. Balasundaram, M. Burns, E. Mills, Clinically and industrially relevant incurred reference materials to improve analysis of food allergens, milk, egg, almond, hazelnut and walnut, Food Chem. 434 (2024) 137391 (link)

CITAC Best Papers Award 2022

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Abneesh Srivastava and Joseph T. Hodges, Primary Measurement of Gaseous Elemental Mercury Concentration with a Dynamic Range of Six Decades, Analytical Chemistry 94 (2022) 15818-15826 (link)

Mengyun Pan et al. Absolute Quantification of Total Hemoglobin in Whole Blood by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Isotope Dilution Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry,  Analytical Chemistry 94 (2022) 11753-11759 (link)

A. Briones et al., An SI-traceable reference material for virus-like particles, iScience 25 (2022) 104294 (link)

CITAC Best Papers Award 2021

(Publications in no particular sequence)

The Second CITAC Web Seminar: Award Ceremony of the CITAC Best Paper 2021, held on 2022/06/21 (link)

Christine Brauckmann, Axel Pramann, Olaf Rienitz, Alexander Schulze, Pranee Phukphatthanachai and Jochen Vogl, Combining Isotope Dilution and Standard Addition — Elemental Analysis in Complex Samples, Molecules 26 (2021) 2649 (link)

Mojca Milavec, Megan H. Cleveland, Young-Kyung Bae, Robert I. Wielgosz, Maxim Vonsky, Jim F. Huggett, Metrological framework to support accurate, reliable, and reproducible nucleic acid measurements, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 414 (2022) 791-806. (Accepted: 1 October 2021) (link)

Akanksha Roberts, Subhasis Mahari, Deepshikha Shahdeo, Sonu Gandhi, Label-free detection of SARS-CoV-2 Spike S1 antigen triggered by electroactive gold nanoparticles on antibody coated fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) electrode, Anal. Chim. Acta 1188 (2021) 339207 (link)

CITAC Best Papers Award 2020

(Publications in no particular sequence)

F. R. Pennecchi, A. Di Rocco, I. Kuselman, D. B. Hibbert, M. Sega, Correlation of test results and influence of a mass balance constraint on risks in conformity assessment of a substance or material, Measurement 163 (2020) 107947 (Link)

B. Toman, M. A. Nelson, Y. Ma, Optimizing experiment design for chemical measurement, Metrologia 57 (2020) 064003 (Link)

H.-B. Yoo, C. Lee, K.-S. Hong, S.-R. Park, I. Yang, Quantification of single-strand DNA by sequence-specific counting in capillary flow cytometry, Metrologia 57 (2020) 065019 (Link)

CITAC Best Papers Award 2019

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Michaliszyn L., Ren T., Röthke A., Rienitz O.
A new method for the SI-traceable quantification of element contents in solid samples using LA-ICP-MS,
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 35 (2020) 126-135 (Accepted 10/2019)

Alladio E. Della Rocca C. Barni F. Dugoujon J.-M., Garofano P., Semino O., Berti A., Novelletto A., Vincenti M. Cruciani F.
A multivariate statistical approach for the estimation of the ethnic origin of unknown genetic profiles in forensic genetics,
Forensic Science International: Genetics 45 (2020) 102209 (Accepted 11/2019)

Josephs R.D., Martos G., Li M. Wu Liqing, Melanson J. E., Quaglia M. Beltrao P.J., Prevoo-Franzsen D., Delatour V. Öztug M. Henrion A., Jeong Ji-Seon, Park S.-R.
Establishment of measurement traceability for peptide and protein quantification through rigorous purity assessment—a review,
Metrologia 56 (2019) 044006

CITAC Best Papers Award 2018

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Brewer JB, Brown RJC, Tarasova OA, Hall B, Rhoderick GC, Wielgosz RI
SI traceability and scales for underpinning atmospheric monitoring of greenhouse gases.
Metrologia (2018) 55, 174-181

Melanson JE, thibeault MP, Stocks BB, Leek DM, McRae G, Meija J.
Purity assignment for peptide certified reference materials by combining qNMR and LC-MS/MS amino acid analysis results: application to angiotensin II.
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2018) 410, 6719-6731

Nelson MA, Waters JF, Toman B, Lang BE, Rück A, Breitruck K, Obkircher M, Windust A, Lippa KA
A New Realization of SI for Organic Chemical Measurement: NIST PSI Primary Standard for Quantitative NMR (Benzoic Acid).
Anal. Chem. (2018) 90, 10510-10517

CITAC Best Papers Award 2017

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Marco Di Luzio, Attila Stopic, Giancarlo D’Agostino, John W. Bennett, Giovanni Mana, Massimo Oddone, Axel Pramann
Measurement of the 30Si mole fraction in the new Avogadro silicon material by Neutron Acitivation and high-resolution g-spectrometry.
Anal. Chem. 89 (2017) 6726-6730, 
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Adriaan M.H. van der Veen
Bayesian analysis of homogeneity studies in the production of reference materials.
Accred. Qual. Assur. 22 (2017) 1-3, 
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Panshu Song, Jun Wang, Tongxiang Ren, Tao Zhou, Yuanjing Zhou, Song Wang
Accurate determination of the absolute isotopic composition and atomic weight of molybdenum by MC-ICP-MS with a fully calibrated strategy.
Anal. Chem. 89 (2017) 9031-9038, 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2016

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Giancarlo D’Agostino, Luigi Bergamaschi, Marco Di Luzio, Janine Noordmann, Massimo Oddone, Olaf Rienitz
The linkup of mono-elemental solutions to the SI using INAA: a measurement procedure and the achievable uncertainty.
J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. (2016) 309, 777-786, 
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Marta Doval Miñarro, Paul J. Brewer, Richard J. C. Brown, Stefan Persijn, Janneke van Wijk, Gerard Nieuwenkamp, Annarita Baldan, Claire Kaiser, Christophe Sutour, Tatiana Macé, Nikola Škundriæ and Tanýl Tarhan
Zero gas reference standards.
Anal.Methods (2016) 8, 3014-3022, 
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Hanno Evard, Anneli Kruve, Ivo Leito
Tutorial on estimating the limit of detection using LC-MS analysis, part II: Practical aspects.
Anal.Chim.Acta (2016) 942, 40-49, 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2015

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Hong Liu, Lingkai Wong, Sharon Yong, Qinde Liu, Tong Kooi Lee
Achieving comparability with IFCC reference method for the measurement of hemoglobin A1c by use of an improved isotope-dilution mass spectrometry method. Anal Bioanal Chem (2015) 407: 7579-7587, 
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Adriaan M.H. van der Veen, Paul R. Ziel, Jianrong Li
Validation of ISO 6974 for the measurement of the composition of hydrogen-enriched natural gas.
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2015), 
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Della W. M. Sin, Yiu-chung Wong
Use of assigned reference values: revisiting a small-scale inter-laboratory comparison for residual pesticides in tea.
Accred Qual Assur (2015) 20: 495-500, 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2014

(Publications in no particular sequence)

M P´erez Urquiza, A I Acatzi Silva
Copy number ratios determined by two digital polymerase chain reaction systems in genetically modified grains.
Metrologia 51 (2014) 61–66,
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B. Buchholz, N. Böse, V. Ebert
Absolute validation of a diode laser hygrometer via intercomparison with the German national primary water vapor standard.
Appl. Phys. B (2014) 116:883–899, 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2013

(Publications in no particular sequence)

M.Weber, C.Hellriegel, A.Rück, R.Sauermoser, J.Wüthrich
Using high-performance quantitative NMR (HP-qNMR®) for certifying traceable and highly accurate purity values of organic reference materials with uncertainties <0.1 %.
Accreditation and Quality Assurance, 2013, 18(2), 91-98, 
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S.G.Aggarwal, S.Kumar, P.Mandal, B.Sarangi, K.Singh, J.Pokhariyal, S.K.Mishra, S.Aggarwal, D.Sinha, S.Singh, C.Sharma, P.K.Gupta
Traceability Issue in PM2.5 and PM10 Measurements.
MAPAN-Journal of Metrology Society of India (September 2013), 28(3), 153-166, 
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R. Guerrasio, C.Haberhauer-Troyer, M.Steiger, M.Sauer, D.Mattanovich. G.Kollensperger, S.Hann
Measurement uncertainty of isotopologue fractions in fluxomics determined via mass spectrometry.
Anal Bioanal Chem (2013) 405: 5133–5146, 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2012

(Publications in no particular sequence)

Anna-Lisa Hauswaldt, Olaf Rienitz, Reinhard Jährling, Nicolas Fischer, Detlef Schiel, Guillaume Labarraque, Bertil Magnusson
Uncertainty of standard addition experiments: a novel approach to include the uncertainty associated with the standard in the model equation
Accred. Qual. Assur. (2012) 17: 129-138 – 
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Richard J.C. Brown, Paul J. Brewer, Rebecca J. Leese
An improved approach for fabricating Ag/AgCl reference electrodes
Electrochim. Acta (2012) 71: 252-257 – 
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Reinhard Zeleny, Heinz Schimmel
Influence of the approach to calibration on the accuracy and the traceability of certified values in certified reference materials
Trends in Analytical Chemistry (2012) 33 107-116 – 
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CITAC Best Papers Award 2011

Axel Pramann, Olaf Rienitz, Detlef Schiel, Jan Schlote, Bernd Güttler, Staf Valkiers
Molar mass of silicon highly enriched in 28Si determined by IDMS
Metrologia (2011) 48, 20–25 DOI:10.1088/0026-1394/48/2/S03

Olaf Rienitz, Axel Pramann, Detlef Schiel
Novel concept for the mass spectrometric determination of absolute isotopic abundances with improved measurement uncertainty:
Part 1 – theoretical derivation and feasibility studyInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2010) 289, 47-53

Axel Pramann, Olaf Rienitz, Detlef Schiel, Bernd Güttler
Novel concept for the mass spectrometric determination of absolute isotopic abundances with improved measurement uncertainty:
Part 2 – Development of an experimental procedure for the determination of the molar mass of silicon using MC-ICP-MS
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2011) 299, 78-86

Axel Pramann, Olaf Rienitz, Detlef Schiel, Bernd Güttler, Staf Valkiers
Novel concept for the mass spectrometric determination of absolute isotopic abundances with improved measurement uncertainty:
Part 3 – Molar mass of silicon highly enriched in 28Si
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2011) 305, 58-68

S. Seitz, R. Feistel, D. G. Wright, S. Weinreben, P. Spitzer, P. De Bièvre
Metrological traceability of oceanographic salinity measurement results
Ocean Science (2011) 7, 45-62

Lu Yang, Zoltán Mester, Lioan Zhou, Shan Gao, Ralph Sturgeon, Juris Meija, Jianfu Ding, Paulette Maxwell, Margaret McCooeye, Anthony Windust, Laurent Ouerdane, Sezgin Bakirdere, Scott Willie
Observation of large mass-dependent fractionation occuring in MC-ICPMS: Implications for determination of accurate isotope amount ratios
Analytical Chemistry (2011) A-F  DOI: org/10.1021/ac201795v

Lu Yang, Jianfu Ding, Paulette Maxwell, Margaret McCooeye, Anthony Windust, Laurent Ouerdane, Sezgin Bakirdere, Scott Willie, Zoltán Mester
Determination of arsenobetaine in fish tissue by species specific isotope dilution LC-LTQ-Orbitrap-MS and standard addition LC-ICPMS
Analytical Chemistry (2011) 83, 3371-3378

Juris Meija, Zoltán Mester
Comment on the uncertainties in patterns of molecules
Analytica Chimica Acta, (2011) 694, 174-176

Best Papers 2010

Dr Philippe Charlet, CITAC Vice Chair and Award Coordinator, announced results of the CITAC members’ voting, according to which the most interesting/important papers by the CITAC version 2010 are (in no particular sequence) published in Accred. Qual. Assur. 2011

Takeshi Saito, Toshihide Ihara, Masayoshi Koike, Shinichi Kinugasa, Yoshinori Fujimine, Kazutoshi Nose, and Tetsuya Hirai
A new traceability scheme for the development of international system-traceable persistent organic pollutant reference materials by quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance
Accred Qual Assur, (2009) 14: 79-86

Garritt L. Page and Stephen B. Vardeman
Using Bayes methods and mixture models in inter-laboratory studies with outliers
Accred. Qual. Assur. 2010, Volume 15, Number 7, 379-389

Arsene CG, Henrion A, Diekmann N, Manolopoulou J, Bidlingmaier M.
Quantification of growth hormone in serum by isotope dilution mass spectrometry
Anal Biochem. 2010 Jun 15;401(2): 228-35. Epub 2010 Mar 10.

Best Papers 2009

Congratulations to the authors of the CITAC Award 2009 winning papers (in no particular sequence):

Luca Callegaro, Francesca Pennecchi, Pier Giorgio Spazzini
Comparison of calibration curves using the Lp norm
Accred Qual Assur (2009) 14: 587-592

Samuel Wunderli, Hanspeter Andres
Metrological Aspects of Glucose Measurements by Biosensors
Electroanalysis (2009) 21: 1984-1991

Olaf Rienitz, Detlef Schiel, Bernd Guttler, Michael Koch, Ulrich Borchers
A Convenient and economic approach to achieve SI-traceable reference values to be used in drinking-water interlaboratory comparisons
Accred Qual Assur (2007) 12: 615–622

Best Papers 2008

Dr Wynand Louw, CITAC Vice-Chairman and Award Coordinator, announced results of the CITAC members’ voting, according to which the most interesting/important papers on Metrology in Chemistry by the CITAC version 2008 are (in no particular sequence):

Ronald G. Manning, Steven Lane, Shawn Dressman, Walter W. Hauck, Roger, L. Williams
The application of uncertainty to USP’s compendial reference standards program: certified reference materials
Pharmacopeial Forum (2007) 33(6): 2-14

Paul De Bièvre
Essential for metrology in chemistry, but not yet achieved: truly internationally understood concepts and associated terms
Metrologia (2008) 45: 335–341

Andrew S. Brown, Richard J. C. Brown, Warren T. Corns and Peter B.Stockwell
Establishing SI traceability for measurements of mercury vapour
Analyst (2008) 133/6: 946-953

Best Papers 2007

“The winners of the “CITAC most interesting/important papers on Metrology in Chemistry” for 2007 are:

Venkatesh Iyengar
Metrological concepts for enhancing the reliability of food and nutritional measurements
Journal of food Composition and Analysis 20 (2007) 449-450

Bertil Magnusson
Handbook for Calculation of Measurement Uncertainty in Environmental Laboratories
published by Nordtest Tekniikantie 12, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland,

David L. Deuwer
How to combine Results having stated Uncertainties: To MU or not to MU?
published in: Ales Fajgelj, Maria Belli, Umberto Sansone (Eds.) Combining and reporting analytical results. Royal Society of Chemistry, London (2007), 127-142

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