Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 21 to 25, 2010

ISI 2010

The Fifth International Symposium on Isotopomers



Isotopes have been used to trace material cycles in the environment, from oceans and the solid earth, via the biosphere and the atmosphere into living organisms, but also in planetary and solar system research. Advances in analytical techniques continually open new application areas for isotope studies. Mass independent fractionation, multi-substituted isotopomers and site-specific analysis of isotopes at natural abundance level provide new insight into biogeochemical processes occurring in nature.

The purpose of the ISI2010 symposium is to look into the latest scientific achievements in the measurement and analysis of isotopomers, from planetary science to new applications in environmental and life sciences including food authenticity and biomedical research. Traditionally, the symposium receives strong contributions from the field of mass independent fractionation and site-specific isotope measurements, but conventional isotope studies still form a large part of the program. For ISI2010, the scientific committee has selected the following themes:

  • Climate change
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Planetary atmospheres
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Mass Independent Fractionation
  • Biochemistry
  • Authentication (food, art)
  • Geochemistry

Thanks to the great effort and enthusiasm of the participants, the hosts and the science and organizing committee members, the last 4 symposia have been a great success and have established the ISI series as a leading symposium for isotope specialists. The symposium is usually attended by approximately 100 international isotope specialists, which gives it a very personal feeling, while the scientific quality is exceptional.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in June!

The organizing committee

Thomas Röckmann, Matthew S. Johnson, Joël Savarino and Sylvia Walter

Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
University of Copenhagen
University of Grenoble