Seventh International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-7) (NAMLS-7)

Venue: Antalya

Location: Antalya,

Event Date/Time: Jun 16, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 21, 2002
Registration Date: Jun 16, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 03, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 25, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Jun 17, 2002
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INTRODUCTION

The Seventh International Conference on NUCLEAR ANALYTICAL METHODS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES Including Complementary Isotopic Techniques and Applications (NAMLS-7) will be held at the Dedeman Hotel in Antalya, Turkey from 16-21 June, 2002. It will follow the traditions established at previous conferences. The overall objective is to promote the development and application of nuclear and related analytical methods in the life sciences. The conference will provide a forum for exchange of information on recent developments both in the analytical methods themselves and also in their application to studies of the roles of trace elements in nutrition, biology, medicine and health-related environmental sciences.

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME (SCOPE)

The technical programme will be designed to cover various aspects of nuclear analytical methods in the life sciences. The sessions will consist of a series of plenary and invited lectures by experts as well as oral and poster presentations of contributed papers. Several internationally known scientists have agreed to present invited lectures.

A broad range of topics will be included covering all types of neutron, photon and charged particle activation analysis together with related (PIXE, ED-XRF, ICP-MS) analytical methods in the life sciences. Relevant applications of these methods will be concerned with a variety of different studies of trace elements - both essential and toxic ones - and their roles in nutrition, biology, medicine and health-related environmental sciences.

An innovation with NAMLS-7 is the inclusion of complementary isotopic techniques and applications. This refers to the use of isotopic tracers (both stable and radioactive) and other isotopic techniques for complementary studies of those elements that are within the scope of NAMLS (i.e. that can be determined by nuclear and related analytical methods).

Special sessions of the conference will be organized around the following themes with the assistance of the organizers and co-organizers named in parentheses. Contributions pertaining to these themes will be of particular interest.

Reference materials used for validation of nuclear analytical techniques (with emphasis on multi-element studies) and quality assurance
(Robert Greenberg, NIST, USA [robert.greenberg@nist.gov]; Gurdal Tuncel, Middle East Technical University, Turkey [tuncel@metu.edu.tr])

Zinc in human nutrition and biological samples
(Rosalind Gibson, University of Otago, New Zealand [rosalind.gibson@stonebow.otago.ac.nz]; Ayhan Cavdar, Turkish Academy of Sciences [tuba@tubitak.gov.tr])

Selenium in human nutrition and biological samples (including speciation studies)
(Dietrich Behne, Hahn-Meitner Institute, Germany [behne@hmi.de]; Filiz Hincal, Hacettepe University, Turkey [hincal@tr.net])

Speciation of trace elements (other than selenium) in biological materials
(Amares Chatt, Dalhousie University, Canada [a.chatt@dal.ca]; Semra Tuncel, Middle East Technical University, Turkey [semratun@metu.edu.tr]

Osteoporosis, with special emphasis on comparative studies of bone density and the possible role of trace elements in the aetiology and treatment of this disease
(Eugene McCloskey, University of Sheffield, UK [e.v.mccloskey@sheffield.ac.uk; Feza Korkusuz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey [feza@metu.edu.tr])

Biomonitoring of environmental pollution based on studies of trace elements in lichens, mosses and other biomonitors
(M. Carmo Freitas, ITN, Portugal [cfreitas@itn1.itn.pt]; Ilkay Salihoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey [ilkay@ims.metu.edu.tr])

Nuclear analytical techniques in environmental studies, with emphasis on long range transport of toxic pollutants and receptor modeling, source identification etc.
(Philip Hopke, Clarkson University, USA [hopkepk@clarkson.edu]; Gurdal Tuncel, Middle East Technical University, Turkey [tuncel@metu.edu.tr])

Contributions on any other topics within the general scope of NAMLS will also be most welcome.

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Additional Information

IMPORTANT DATES 30 September 2001 Start of advance registration and submission of abstracts 25 January 2002 Deadline for submission of abstracts 15 March 2002 Last date for notification of acceptance of abstracts 3 May 2002 Deadline for advance registration (thereafter plus US$ 50) 3 May 2002 Deadline for guaranteed hotel reservations 16 June 2002 Opening of the Conference