Our Nature Nanotechnology paper on TENG-MS receives coverage by IEEE Spectrum, ChemEurope,, Physics World, Science Daily, World News, DoE, The Analytical Scientist, and Chemical and Engineering News (lead story, also translated to Spanish). February 2017.

Our work on counterfeit antimalarial detection is showcased by NSF during National Chemistry Week 2016.

Our work on counterfeit antimalarial detection is showcased in the February 2016 issue of “the Prospect”: “Losing the War on Drugs”, by Elisabeth Pisani.

Our metabolomic test for early detection of ovarian cancer receives abundant coverage in the media.,,,

Our Robotic Sampling work is showcased in the Ying-Yang Podcast (

Our Angewandte Chemie article on peptide origin (depsipeptides) is covered by C&EN News. July 2015.

Our Analyst RoPPI paper is selected as part of the virtual Analyst issue highlighting fundamental and applied analytical sciences by researchers based in the US, June 2015.

Our group contributes with 5 papers to special issue on Counterfeit Drugs and Drug quality to appear in AJTMH in June 2015, receives ample press coverage:



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Our paper on imaging of granite surfaces used in model prebiotic reactions is selected for Analytical Chemistry’s virtual issue on Ionization Methods in Mass Spectrometry., April 2015.

Our paper on prostate cancer detection is selected for Analytical Chemistry & Journal of Proteome’s Research virtual issue in Metabolomics., February 2015.

Our Angewandte Chemie article on the Miller-Urey experiment (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403683) receives coverage in C&EN News.

Our 2014 PNAS paper on plankton metabolomics receives strong press coverage, being the top article on the Science 360 website of NSF.

Our PLOS One paper on counterfeit contraceptive drugs is covered by NPR, CNN en Español, Associated Press, e! Science News, Medical Daily, USA News, Science Newsline, Health Magazine, Reddit,  BlueScience, The Washington Post, Today Brazil, Israel Herald, Vox, The Verge, Quartz, Popular Science, and many others.

Our Analyst article on 3D Imaging is featured in the Analyst cover and as a Hot Topic in the Analyst blog. Covered by many press outlets.

Our JoVE article "Conducting Miller-Urey Experiments" is highlighted in the Chemistry editor's picks collection (, 02/24/14. A press release on the same article published on 01/21/14 (

“Peor el remedio”, La Voz del Interior (Argentina).

“Rocks reveal Earth's early chemistry”, 12/30/13,

“Chemical imaging gives insight into Early Earth”, 04/24/2013,

“Un argentino contra las drogas truchas”, La Voz del Interior, Argentina,, 02/17/2013.

Interview with show “Tonic” (Australian Broadcasting television), February 15th, 2013 on multi-tiered counterfeit drug detection technologies.

Our work on developing field testing IMS techniques for counterfeit drugs is covered by Scientific American:

Our Malaria J. article “Poor quality vital anti-malarials in Africa - an urgent neglected public health priority” is showcased by the BBC:, Oxford University news:, Oxford Science Blog:, The Guardian, BBC World Service , ABC News (Australia),

New York Center for Astrobiology - WAMC's Origins of Life Segments-11/21/2011.

Interview NBC Learn:

“Counterfeit Crackdown”, Rachel Ehrenberg, Science News ( , June 18th, 2011.

SciDev, EurekaAlert, ScienceMag and more than other 50 sites cover the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presentation of joint research with Prof. Julia Kubanek on imaging of natural metabolites of marine algae with potent antimalarial properties.

C&EN News covers of joint work with the CDC on Detection of Staph via isotopically-labeled PAD. "Desperately Seeking Staphylococci", Jeffrey M. Perkel, February 2011.

Scientific American covers our work on Ovarian cancer metabolomics, August 2010.

Our work on DART-MS ovarian cancer detection is featured in Yahoo News, Live Science, Science Daily, eScience News, BioScience Technology, August 2010.

Our work on counterfeit drug detection is featured in Chemical and Engineering News: “Fake Pharmaceuticals”, Sarah Everts, January 4, 2010. Also featured in Analytical Chemistry News.

Our work on mass spectrometry imaging of natural algal defenses in marine organisms is featured in the “Research Horizons”, internal research publication at Georgia Tech, September 2009.

Interview on fake drug detection by Estela Gonzalez, Atlanta Latino (09/04/09).

Interview on fake drug detection by Jon Kabira, J-WAVE, Tokyo, Japan (09/03/09)

Our work on counterfeit drug detection is featured on The International Herald Tribune and the New York Times Web cover page and the “TakeAway” national morning news radio show coproduced by PRI and WNYC in partnership with BBC and the NYT and WGBH Boston, 07/21/09. Also covered by BBC Mundo (Rosario Gabino).

Our Analytical Chemistry paper “Combining 2D Diffusion-Ordered NMR Spectroscopy, Imaging Desorption ESI MS, and Direct Analysis in Real-Time MS for the Integral Investigation of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals” is highlighted in the box on the Journal’s homepage.

 “Catching Counterfeiters”, Chem.Technol. 2009, 6, T41-T48, by Jennifer Newton.

“Fighting the growing menace of fake drugs”, by G. Wong. CNN International, 1/13/09.

“Fake Drugs Exposed by Rapid Chemical Assay”, featured by the National Science Foundation, December 18th, 2008. Article by Diane Benegas.

Research on international forensic investigation onto fake antimalarials portrayed in the 2008 Georgia Tech State of the Institute brochure.

Our work on counterfeit drug detection is featured on the ACS Podcast “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions, Promoting Public Health”, November 2008.

“Cracking Down on Counterfeit Drugs”, Tamiflu screening method highlighted in Chemical Technology News from RSC Publishing, 08/28/08.

“Georgia Tech Creates a Center for Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry” in Research Horizons (Georgia Institute of Technology), September 2008. Also featured in EurekaAlert.

Virtual forum in No to Fakes Bulletin, Sept 2008 (

“Operation Jupiter Foils Artesunate Couterfeiters in Southeast Asia”, The Gold Sheet, July 2008.

¿Cómo se hace un científico?, María Elena Navas, BBC Ciencia. 07/15/08.

“Faster test reported for detecting fake Tamiflu in fight against counterfeit drugs”, EurekAlert, MedicineNet, ScienceDaily, MediLine Plus and other online sources, 04/07/2008.

“Desarrollan una técnica para analizar drogas falsas”, La Nación, Argentina, 03/13/08, Susana Gallardo.

Our PLoS Medicine article (PLoS Med., 2008, 5, e32), is featured in Nature, Science, New Scientist, and the Independent. It was also covered by the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and in the Scientific American. Reuters covered the paper and this was reproduced in the Guardian business section and in The Mirror in the UK. The National Post in Canada used the Reuters story and a close up of a fake artesunate tablet.

“Fake antimalarial drugs analysis highlights threat to global health”, featured in the Wellcome Trust webpage, 02/12/08.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC-TV) airs the short “Deadly Fakes” partly filmed in our GT labs, 12/06/07.

“Taking mass spec into the open”, featured in the cover of C&E News, Celia Arnaud, 10/08/07.

“Tras las drogas falsas”, El Cable, Susana Gallardo, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Oct. 2007.

A replica mass spectrometer simulating the ones used in the investigation of fake artesunate antimalarials by our group is built by graduate students in Fernández’s group and displayed at the “Medicine Now” exhibit housed by the Wellcome Trust Collection, in London, UK. The items contained in this display are portrayed as “the most sobering” in the exhibit, by the Media Watch section of the Lancet Inf. Dis., 7(9), 2007.

Radio interview for Redeye, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, Karen Mcintosh, 04/21/07.

“The hunt for counterfeit medicine”, Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, Anal. Chem., April 1 2007, 2623-2627.

“In the world of life-saving drugs, a growing epidemic of deadly fakes”, New York Times (science supplement), 02/20/2007, Donald G. McNeil.

“Ottawa citizen”, three part series on counterfeit drugs, December 2006.

Research on direct ionization techniques portrayed in the 2006 Georgia Tech State of the Institute brochure and the 2006 GT “Defining the Future” annual report.

“Counterfeit drugs” in “Inside the black box” hosted by Bill Hunt and Pete Ludovice. 11/25/06, 1620 AM Radio Sandy Springs.

“Ions in the open air”, by Steve Down, Chemistry World (RSC), August 2006, 46-50.

“Malaria death due to fake drugs deemed ‘manslaughter’”, by Kelly Morris, Lancet Infect. Dis., 2006, 6, 470.

“As fake malaria drugs spread in Asia, next target feared is Africa”, Voice of America News, by Jill Moss, 06/18/2006.

“Call for global action to prevent spread of counterfeit artesunate”, Pharm. J., 2006, 276, 711.

“Researchers work to detect fake malaria drugs”, Mail and Guardian Online, by Wagdy Sawahel, 06/15/2006.

“Counterfeit malaria drugs widespread on asian market”, National Public Radio (NPR), 06/14/2006.

“Counterfeiter packs health problems: study”,, 06/14/2006.

“Increase in counterfeit anti-malarial drug prompts call for better enforcement”, NewsWise, 06/14/2006.

“Una nueva técnica identifica fármacos falsos en segundos”, Diario Medico (Spain), by Sonia Moreno, 06/14/2006.

New scientist breaking news - Trade in fake malaria drugs is booming”, by Roxanne Khamsi, 06/14/2006.

“New tests detect fake malaria drugs in five seconds”,, by Wagdy Sawahel, 06/13/2006.

“Analysis: Counterfeiters hit malaria drugs”, M&C News by Steve Mitchell, 06/13/2006.

“Counterfeit drugs endanger malaria victims”, Voice of America News, by Jessica Berman, 06/13/2006.

“MS on the bioterror front lines”, Katie Cottingham, Anal. Chem., January 1, 2006, 18-23.

“New method rapidly detects bioterror agent”, Journal of Environmental Health, December 2005.

 “Idea Argentina que enfrenta al bioterrorismo”, Diario Perfil (Argentina), 9/11/2005

Drug fakes damage malaria control”. BBC News, by Madeleine Morris (November 14, 2005).

The forgotten plague, Malaria”, BBC News, by Orlando de Guzman (October 26, 2005).

“Bacterial bioterror” in Research Horizons (Georgia Institute of Technology), Fall 2005.