First Announcement

 

International Symposium on Isotopomers

(ISI 2001)

Yokohama, Japan

24-27 July, 2001

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Background: Isotopes have been used to trace material cycles in the atmosphere, the oceans, the terrestrial environment and the biosphere. Researches have been developing from single isotope analysis to multi-isotope tracer analysis. Recent progress in the site-specific analysis of isotopes in isotope-containing molecular species such as organic molecule analysis on site-specific NMR and pyrolysis IRMS, theoretical considerations on ozone and nitrous oxide very recently by several determining methods. The term, isotopomer (isotope-containing molecules), includes two aspects; multi-isotopes and intramolecular isotope distributions. Since the term, isotopomer, is relatively new, so that it is accepted in this Symposium as a widely defined term including isotopes.

 

Objective: The focus of the Symposium is to exchange the latest scientific achievements in the measurement and analysis of isotopomers from the studies of environmental changes to further application in a variety of fields. The Symposium will call for papers from a wide area of researches on isotope-containing molecules with or without site-specific information to achieve this objective as follows.

1)     Methodology innovations for isotopomers by mass spectrometers with and without continuous-flow modifications, tunable diode laser absorption spectrometers, FTIR, site-specific NMR and others.

2)     Synthesis and maintenance of isotopomer standard materials and inter-laboratory calibrations.

3)     Observations of isotopomer variations in the atmosphere, the oceans, the terrestrial environment and the biosphere.

4)     Theoretical considerations and simulation experiments on the equilibrium and kinetic isotopomer effects of the important processes and mechanisms.

5)     Estimates of the cycles of materials by data simulation analysis and/or models.

6)     Further applications of isotopomers in the various fields.

The papers to be presented at the Symposium will be composed of invited papers, accepted oral and poster papers. Participation by younger generations of the isotope and/or isotopomer community, as well as by newcomers to the community is especially encouraged in addition to more experienced researchers.

Japan Science and Technology Corporation organize this Symposium with co-organization of International Atomic Energy Agency and some other potential organizations which will be arranged in second announcement. This symposium is closely related with a half-day session on isotopomers in Third IAEA Conference on the Study of Environmental Change Using Isotope Techniques, 23-27 April 2001, Vienna, Austria, which will be co-organized by JST.

 

Date, Venue, and Technical Tour: The Symposium will be held for 4 days from 24 to 27 July (Tuesday to Friday) in 2001. The venue for the Symposium is Yokohama, 100m to the Yokohama port facing to the Pacific, the historical place for opening of the once and long closed Japan 100 years ago, one of the main site of the 2002 world cup also, 1.5 hr direct limousine from Narita Int'l Air Port, and 20 km south of Tokyo down town. Pre-symposium technical tour is scheduled on 24 July for laboratories in Yokohama Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology and some research labs will be involved.

 

Important dates of the Symposium: The tentative schedule of the Isotopomer Symposium is as follows (subject to change):

 

May 2000:                             Distribution of the First Circular and opening of a website in our url (http://nylab.chemenv.titech.ac.jp/ISI2001/isi2001.html) for announcing the Isotopomer Symposium (ISI 2001).

August 2000:                      Distribution of the Second Circular for providing Symposium information (members of the program and local committees, sessions, deadlines for short and extended abstracts and manuscripts of the proceedings, registration and hotel reservation forms, limited support of traveling expenses, and so on) and updating of the website.

January 2001:                Deadline for submission of short abstracts for the review process and early registration.

May 2001:         Deadline for submission of extended abstracts, hotel reservations and late registration.

June 2001:       Final announcement of the Symposium.

July 2001:                                       International Isotopomer Symposium, submission of manuscripts of the proceedings.

 

 

* We would appreciate it if you could send a copy of the announcement to the scientists who might be interested in the Symposium but have not received this announcement. Please let us know if you can nominate potential contributors to the Symposium.

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Reference:

 

Scientific contents of the Symposium

Naohiro Yoshida

Prof., PI of CREST Project on isotopomers, JST

Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology

4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, JAPAN

Phone +81-45-924-5506 (office), Fax +81-45-924-5506

E-mail: nylab@chemenv.titech.ac.jp

URL: http://nylab.chemenv.titech.ac.jp/ISI2001/isi2001.html

 

 

Secretariat of the Symposium

Secretary to Dr. N. Yoshida at JST

Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology

4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, JAPAN

Phone +81-45-924-5506 (office), Fax +81-45-924-5506

E-mail: nylab@chemenv.titech.ac.jp

 

Administration of the Symposium

Mr. Shigeo Sahto

General Manager

Kaya Environment Research Office

Japan Science and Technology Corporation

Tel.+81-3-5469-0502 Fax.+81-3-5469-0503

Email: ssahto@envr.crest.jst.go.jp

 

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Reply Sheet: If you are interested in receiving future circulars as they become available, please fill out the form below and return it to the symposium secretariat either by e-mail, fax, or post. Your answer, by 31 July 2000, on this matter will greatly help us arrange this Symposium. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Naohiro Yoshida or Ms. Naomi Hori as secretary.

 

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