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History of the Speciation Workshop

The IAEAC has organized, since 1983, a series of workshops related to Trace Metal Speciation (see table). To date, eleven meetings of this type were held throughout Europe and in Canada. Although the scientific scope of these workshops slightly changed over the years, the major emphasis has primarily been on environmental process and effect studies rather than on analytical methodologies for metal speciation. Starting in 2000, with the eighth meeting of the series, analytical chemistry was made the focal point of the workshop as indicated by the change of its title into "Progress in Analytical Methodologies for Trace Metal Speciation". It is expected that this is an adequate approach to accept the challenges associated with studying the behavior of trace metals in the environment and their interaction with biota. The 12th Workshop to be held in Mainz/Germany in September 2009 is also following this concept.

History of Trace Metal Speciation Workshops

LocationTopic / Link
1Sept. 12-14, 1983
Carcinogenic and /or Mutagenic Metal Compounds (Environmental Chemistry, Analytics, Biological Effects)
2Jan. 1986, 
Villars-sur-Ollon, SwitzerlandCarcinogenic and/or Mutagenic Metal Compounds      
April 10-14, 1988, 

Toxic Metal Compounds (Interrelation between Chemistry and Biology)
March 4-8, 1991
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Toxic Metal Compounds (Interrelation between Chemistry and Biology)
May 24-27, 1994

Metals and Genetics
May 9-12, 1995

Metal Compounds in Environment and Life
June 4-7, 1997

Metal Compounds in Environment and Life
Sept.3-9, 2000

Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation (part of EUROANALYSIS XI)
Sept.8-13, 2002
Dortmund, Germany  
Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation  (part of EUROANALYSIS XII)
10 April 6-9, 2005Luxembourg,
Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation
Sept. 4-7, 2007
Münster, Germany
TraceSpec 2007
Sept. 12-18, 2009
Mainz, Germany
TraceSpec 2009

If not done already you should book your hotel as early as possible. Other events during the workshop (e.g. IAA/Frankfurt) lead to a shortage of rooms in Mainz !!

Late poster contributions
Posters are a very important tool for communicating results of research studies towards the audience of the workshop. While the deadline for submitting oral contributions is gone you may still submit your poster contribution (via Email to the conference office using the abstract form). However, please recognize that contributions submitted after August 25 will not be included in the final program/book of abstracts.

Late program changes
Unfortunately our invited speaker Constant van den Berg had to cancel his participation because of personal reasons. Instead his co-author Pascal Salaün will give a presentation with the title: Stripping voltammetry for metals and metalloid speciation in natural waters.

Excepted presentations mentioned in the preliminary program from authors that did not register have been excluded from the final program. The final workshop booklet containing the program and the abstracts is now on this website and can be downloaded as a PDF-File here.

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