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Thursday, 19/04

08:30 – 9:00             Arrival and registration of attendees/members and welcome coffee


09:00 – 12:00           Technical sessions*


12:00 – 13:00           Lunch and sponsor trade show


13:00 – 13:15           OPENING BASIS 2018


Session 1     Chairman: TBA

13:15 – 13:35           The fractionation of the stable isotopes of bromine in evaporites

Eggenkamp, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris


13:35 – 13:55           A combined stable isotope infusion method to assess therapeutic efficacy in primary hyperoxaluria patients

Dewi van Harskamp, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

Candidate for Young Scientist award   


13:55 – 14:15           Sulfur isotope variability of DMSP production in Antarctic sea ice

Gauthier Carnat, Laboratoire de glaciologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles


14:15 – 14:35           Green forensics Isotopic traceability in horticulture: geographical origin of roses
E. de Rijke, Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences, University Amsterdam


14:35 – 14:55           Analysis of δ13C values and natural carbon isotopic variability on small scale organic particles using laser ablation nano combustion gas chromatography / isotope ratio mass spectrometry

Linda van Roij, Utrecht University


14:55 – 15:15           The Power of Chromatography for Isotope Ratio MS

Andreas Hilkert, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen



15:15 – 15:45           COFFEE BREAK – TRADE SHOW – POSTER SESSION



Session 2     Chairman: TBA

15:45 – 16:05           Primary Hyperoxaluria type 1: unravelling the pathophysiology by means of stable isotopes

Sander F. Garrelfs, Academic Medical Center, Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam

Candidate for Young Scientist award


16:05 – 16:25           Isotopic analysis solutions and applications from ABB-LGR

F. Pinaud, Envi control, Merelbeke, Belgium.


16:25 – 17:05           Keynote presentation                        

Mercury stable isotopes in environmental sciences: from fundamental mechanisms to biogeochemical and ecological applications

David Amouroux, Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-chimie pour l’Environnement et les Matériaux, Pau, France



17:05 – 20:00           Poster session + Trade show + Social event



Friday, 20/04

Session 3     Chairman: TBA

9:00 – 9:20               Is a priori sediment source group classification appropriate for sediment source apportionment?

Upadhayay, Hari R., ISOFYS, Ghent University

Candidate for Young Scientist award


9:20 – 9:40               Simultaneous measurement of the concentration and enrichment of amino acids in human plasma using stable isotopes and LC/MS ion trap analysis

J. Efraim Oosterink, Academic Medical Center, Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam

Candidate for Young Scientist award


9:40 – 10:00             Using stable isotopic compositions of algal biomarkers to explore the past: A Miocene case study

Caitlyn R Witkowski,  NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg (Texel)

Candidate for Young Scientist award


10:00 – 10:20           Are the Isotopes of 13C and 18O affected during high pressure regulation and cylinder depletion?

Richard A. Socki, Air Liquide, Delaware Research & Technology Center, Newark




Session 4     Chairman: TBA

10:50 – 11:10           Quantification of mycorrhizal biomass production using a natural abundance δ13C approach and comparison to other methods for estimating mycorrhizal abundance

Arne Ven, Research Centre of Excellence Plants and Ecosystems, University of Antwerp

Candidate for Young Scientist award


11:10 – 11:30           Deuterated water dosing to assess the impact of physical activity on day-to-day muscle protein synthesis rates in vivo in humans

Andrew M. Holwerda, Maastricht University Medical Centre

Candidate for Young Scientist award


11:30 – 11:50           13C and D enrichment of dissolved methane in the Scheldt estuary

Caroline Jacques,  Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Université libre de Bruxelles

Candidate for Young Scientist award


11:50 – 12:10           The development of a system for the analysis of hydrogen isotopes in methane

Helen Atkinson, Sercon Limited



12:10 – 12:40           LEDENVERGADERING – Members meeting 2018



12:40 – 13:40           Lunch and sponsor trade show



Session 5     Chairman: TBA

13:40 – 14:00           Track and trace: how different sponges process distinct sources of dissolved organic matter

Sara Campana, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam

Candidate for Young Scientist award


14:00 – 14:20           Unravelling the origin(s) of methane in sea ice using stable isotope ratios

Sapart C.,Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles


14:20 – 14:40           Optimization of compound specific stable nitrogen isotope analysis of amino acids at NIOZ

Philip Riekenberg,  NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg


14:40 – 15:00           Dynamics of nitrous oxide in groundwater under agricultural areas: insights from multi-isotopic studies (15N, 34S, 18O, 13C, 3H)

Olha Nikolenko, University of Liѐge

15:00 – 15:20        Advances in high precision equilibration and carbonate analysis using the isoFLOW

Volders Filip, Elementar Analysensysteme GmbH, Elementar UK ltd



15:20 – 15:40           Young Scientist award – Closing



*Topics of the technical session (Thursday 19/04, morning) will include :

– Basics and automation in data evaluation for reliable isotope analysis
– The future of collaborative data sharing using cloud based platforms (discussion workshop)

– IRMS maintenance and troubleshooting this includes for example a source rebuild, nafion dryer remake
– Getting the most out of your service engineer: the steps you can take first and the information you should provide.

– GC-IRMS session (Basics and latest status)
– EA-IRMS session (Basics and latest status)