NUCLEAR ANALYTICAL METHODS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

Home Page of the NAMLS International Committee (NAMLS-IC): http://namls.info/


Introduction
NAMLS International Committee Members ... and Plans for the next NAMLS Conference

NAMLS CONFERENCES (in reverse chronological order)

Delft, Netherlands, 2015 (NAMLS-11)
Bangkok, Thailand, 2012 (NAMLS-10)
Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 (NAMLS-9)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005 (NAMLS-8)
Antalya, Turkey, 2002 (NAMLS-7)
Beijing, China, 1998 (NAMLS-6)
Prague, Czech Republic, 1993 (NAMLS-5)
Gaithersburg, USA, 1989 (NAMLS-4)
Vienna, Austria, 1978
Bled, Slovenia, 1972
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1967

OTHER NAMLS-RELATED INFORMATION AND LINKS

Other Upcoming International Meetings of Relevance to NAMLS
Hevesy Medal Award


INTRODUCTION

NAMLS is a series of international conferences organized to promote the development and application of nuclear and related analytical methods in the life sciences. The most recent conference was held in Delft, Netherlands in August 2015. Previous conferences were held in Bangkok,Thailand (2012); Lisbon, Portugal (2008); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005); Antalya, Turkey (2002); Beijing, China (1998); Prague, Czech Republic (1993); Gaithersburg, USA (1989); Vienna, Austria (1978); Bled, Slovenia (1972); and Amsterdam, Netherlands (1967).

The first three conferences were convened and organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). All subsequent conferences have been convened by the NAMLS International Committee in cooperation with the IAEA.

Conference topics cover all types of neutron, photon and charged particle activation analysis that can be used in the life sciences; emphasis is placed on instrumental (INAA) and radiochemical (RNAA) neutron activation analysis. Related analytical techniques, which also fall within the conference scope, include particle-induced x-ray emission (PIXE), energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) and inductively-coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (ICP-MS). Relevant applications of these methods focus on studies of trace elements - both essential and toxic ones - and their roles in biology, medicine, agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health-related environmental sciences.


NAMLS INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS ... and Plans for the next NAMLS Conference

Following the most recent NAMLS Conference in August 2015 it was decided, in April 2016, to dissolve the International Committee in its then composition, and to make plans, in due course, for a new Conference and a new International Committee. This task was assigned to a 3-member Working Group comprising Amares Chatt (Canada) acting as a chair, Elisabete De Nadai Fernandes (Brazil), and Jan Kucera (Czech Republic). As yet there are no specific plans for a new NAMLS Conference. Further information will be posted here in due course.

The following is a complete list of all the distinguished scientists who, at one time or another, have served as members of the NAMLS-IC.

Namik K. ARAS (Turkey)
Dietrich BEHNE (Germany)
Peter BODE (Netherlands) *
CHAI Zhifang (China)
Amares CHATT (Canada)
Eduardo CORTES TORO (Chile)
Harminder DANG (India)
Jeroen DE GOEIJ (Netherlands)
Shuichi ENOMOTO Japan
Elisabete A. De Nadai FERNANDES (Brazil) +
Ales FAJGELJ (Austria)
M. Carmo FREITAS (Portugal)
Robert R. GREENBERG (USA)
Kaj HEYDORN (Denmark)
G. Venkatesh IYENGAR (USA)
Robert JERVIS (Canada)
Alexander KIST (Uzbekistan)
Jan KUCERA (Czech Republic) *
Elisabeth MACKEY (USA) +
NI Bangfa (China)
Robert M. PARR (Austria) +
Rita PLA (Argentina)
Enrico SABBIONI (Italy)
Sukiman SARMANI (Malaysia)
Nicholas M. SPYROU (United Kingdom)
TIAN Weizhi (China)
Marina B.A. VASCONCELLOS (Brazil)
Chushiro YONEZAWA (Japan)
Masae YUKAWA (Japan)
Vladimir E. ZAICHICK (Russia)
Rolf ZEISLER (USA) *

* These members also served at some time as NAMLS-IC Chair
+ These members also served at some time as NAMLS-IC Secretary
 


CONFERENCES (in reverse chronological order)


Delft, Netherlands, 2015 (NAMLS-11)
Title:
Eleventh International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-11)
Place & Date:
Delft, Netherlands, 2015 August 23-28
General Chair: Dr. Antonia G. Denkova, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Program & Abstracts: PDF (2.7 MB)
Proceedings Publication: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC): Vol. 309, Issue 1, (July 2016)

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Note: NAMLS-11 was organized to run concurrently with the 14th International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis, MTAA-14.


Bangkok, Thailand, 2012 (NAMLS-10)
Title:
Tenth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-10)
Place & Date:
Bangkok, Thailand, 2012 January 15-20
General Chair: Dr. Sirinart Laoharojanaphand, Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology
Proceedings Publication: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC): Vol. 297, No. 2 (August 2013) and Vol. 297, No. 3 (September 2013)

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Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 (NAMLS-9)
Title:
Ninth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-9)
Place & Date: Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 September 7-12
General Chair: Dr. Maria do Carmo Freitas, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal
Proceedings Publication: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC): Vol. 281, No. 1 (July 2009) and Vol. 281, No. 2 (August 2009)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005 (NAMLS-8)
Title:
Eighth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-8)
Place & Date: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005 April 17-22
General Chair: Prof. Elisabete A. De Nadai Fernandes, CENA, Piracicaba, Brazil
Proceedings Publication: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC): Vol. 269, No. 2 (August 2006), Vol. 269, No. 3 (September 2006) and Vol. 270, No. 1 (October 2006)

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Antalya, Turkey, 2002 (NAMLS-7)
Title:
Seventh International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences Including Complementary Isotopic Techniques and Applications
Place & Date: Antalya, Turkey, 2002 June 16-21
General Chair: Prof. Namik K. Aras, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Proceedings Publication: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC): vol. 259, no. 1 (January 2004), vol. 259, no. 2 (February 2004) and vol. 259, no. 3 (March 2004), HU ISSN 0236-5731. Editors: R.M. Parr and N.K. Aras.

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Additional on-line publication: The conference programme of NAMLS-7 also included a special oral session, supported in part by the International Zinc Association, on "Zinc in Human Nutrition and Biological Samples". This material does not appear in the Proceedings Publication mentioned above. The NAMLS-7 Publication Committee decided instead that it could more readily be made available to a wider audience by publication on this NAMLS website. The abstracts of these presentations and, where available, the full manuscripts can be accessed by clicking here.


Beijing, China, 1998 (NAMLS-6)
Title:
Sixth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences
Place & Date: Beijing, China, 1998 October 26-30
General Chair: Prof. Tian Weizhi, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China
Proceedings Publication: Biological Trace Element Research, Volumes 71-72 (1999), Humana Press, ISSN 0163-4984. Editors: Zhifang Chai, Weizhi Tian, Rolf Zeisler.

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Prague, Czech Republic, 1993 (NAMLS-5)
Title:
Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences
Place & Date: Prague, Czech Republic, 1993 September 13-17
General Chair: Dr. Jan Kucera, Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Rez near Prague, Czech Republic
Proceedings Publication: Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (1994), Humana Press, ISBN 0-89603-300-7. Editors: Jan Kucera, Ivan Obrusnik, Enrico Sabbioni.

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Gaithersburg, USA, 1989 (NAMLS-4)
Title:
Fourth International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences
Place & Date: Gaitherburg, USA, 1989 April 17-21
General Chair: Dr. Rolf Zeisler, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA
Proceedings Publication: Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (1991), Humana Press, ISBN 0-89603-202-7. Editors: Rolf Zeisler, Vincent P. Guinn.

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Vienna, Austria, 1978
Title:
Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences 1978
Place & Date: Vienna, Austria, 1978 May 22-26
Proceedings Publication: Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences 1978, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 92-0-010079-1 (1979). Editors: R.M. Parr, Y.S. Ryabukhin, A. Ericson.

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Bled, Yugoslavia, 1972
Title:
Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences 1972
Place & Date: Bled, Yugoslavia, 1972 April 10-14
Proceedings Publication: Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences 1972, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, STI/PUB/310 (1972). Editors: G.B. Cook, R.M. Parr, M. Krippner.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1967
Title:
Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences
Place & Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1967 May 8-12
Proceedings Publication: Nuclear Activation Techniques in the Life Sciences, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, STI/PUB/155 (1967). Editors: G.B. Cook, R.M. Parr, A. Ericson.

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OTHER UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OF RELEVANCE TO NAMLS

2019 February 4-6
International Nuclear Science and Technology Conference 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Conference Flyer: PDF (560 KB)

2019 May 5-10
2nd International Conference on Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (RANC 2019)
Budapest, Hungary
Website: http://jrnc-ranc.akcongress.com/index.php/conference

2019 November 17-22
Fifteenth International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (MTAA-15)
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India
Conference Flyer: PDF (124 KB)


HEVESY MEDAL AWARD

The Hevesy Medal Award is the premier international award of excellence honouring outstanding achievements in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry. It is named after George de Hevesy (1885-1966), who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes. Click here for general information on this award including a complete list of all medallists between 1968 and 2018.

Many of the distinguished scientists who have been honoured by this award have worked on topics that fall within the scope of NAMLS. Nine of the recent recipients of the award are current or former members of the NAMLS-IC. Three of the recent NAMLS Conferences (Antalya, 2002, Rio de Janeiro, 2005 and Delft, 2015) were selected as venues for the award ceremonies.



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