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Wanted: Clever minds! Shimadzu launches ‘lab4you’

10 September 2015  •  Source: Shimadzu

Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation, has released its ‘lab4you’ student program for young scientists from all over Europe.


‘lab4you’ offers access to high-tech analytical instrumentation for young scientists in Europe.

In the year of its 140th anniversary, Shimadzu introduced this program at the HPLC 2015 Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. By contacting Shimadzu, young scientists can apply for laboratory bench space for their own research. In the ultra-modern ‘Shimadzu Laboratory World’ at the European headquarters in Duisburg, Germany, state-of-the-art analytical HPLC/UHPLC and mass spectrometry instruments are accessible to ensure the best pos­sible analytical research results.


The awardee of the ‘lab4you’ competition benefits from the 1,500 m2 ultra-modern Shimadzu Laboratory World.

“On over 1,500m2, Shimadzu Laboratory World offers access to state-of-the-art high-tech analytical instrumentation, which greatly benefits young scientists in their research”, stated Björn-Thoralf Erxleben, Manager Marketing Europe, Analytical Business Unit. Shimadzu offers and supports the entire bandwidth of analytical instrumentation – from chromatography, photometry and spectroscopy right up to material testing machines. “Chromatography and mass spectrometry are featured in their own specific area within the Laboratory World. Shimadzu has significantly advanced both technolo­gies in recent years and this will remain of key importance in the future”, Erxleben added.

Application made easy

Interested students can apply in English language by submitting a short abstract of their research via www.shimadzu.eu/lab4you until October 31, 2015. Laboratory space will be available for the duration of the research project. Requirements for participation are an undergraduate degree in science, an interesting topic of research and experience in HPLC/UHPLC and/or mass spectrometry. This applies to master students, doctoral stu­dents and post-docs from all scientific disciplines that require chromatographic analysis and/or mass spectrometry. Deadline for application is October 31, 2015 and the successful applicant will be selected by an expert jury at Shimadzu Europa GmbH.

Support by universities is welcome

Shimadzu offers a selection of promotional materials for Universities that can be for­warded to potential participants. For more information, contact: Uta Steeger, email: us@shimadzu.eu

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