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The ICAA Young Scientist Award 2008
The International Committee an Activation
Analysis / Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (ICAA / MTAA) has established an
international award for young scientists who are making outstanding
contributions to the field. The ICAA intends to bestow this award on an annual
basis at a major activation analysis conference. The 2007 ICAA Young Scientist
Award (YSA) was given at the MTAA-12 conference held September 21 to 26, 2007 at
the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. An award panel had selected Dr.
Diandou Xu, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, as the 2007 recipient.
The ICAA wishes to acknowledge the financial contributions by the Reactor
Institute Delft, the Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis of the
Texas A&M University, and the BMD and IRD of the ANS. The contribution of a
complimentary registration by the MTAA-12 organizers for the 2007 award, and the
NAMLS-9 organizers for the 2008 award are recognized with much appreciation.
The 2008 Young Scientist Award will be given at the 9th International Conference
on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS-9), Lisbon, Portugal,
7-12 September 2008. Please refer to the Call for Applications for further
details on the current solicitation published at the BMD website
http://bmd.ans.org/ or the NAMLS-9 site
www.namls9.itn.pt. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2008. The
ICAA Young Scientist Award comprises an engraved plaque and a financial grant,
which will be presented at the designated major international (nuclear)
analytical chemistry conference occurring in the year of the award. The Award is
established to promote the awardees' introduction to the community represented
by the ICAA; the recipient is expected to participate at the designated
conference and to present his work in a lecture. The financial grant not to
exceed US$ 1000.00 will be made towards the expenses incurred for attending the
conference; a full complimentary registration to the conference will be provided
by the organizers of NAMLS-9. The contribution towards travel expenses will be
made available at or immediately after the conference.
Scope of the
is a series of international conferences organized to promote the development
and application of nuclear and related analytical methods in the life sciences.
Previous events were held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands; 1967), Bled (Slovenia;
1972), Vienna (Austria; 1978), Gaithersburg, MD (USA; 1989), Prague (Czech
Republic; 1993), Beijing (China; 1998), Antalya (Turkey; 2002), and Rio de
Janeiro (Brazil; 2005).
cover the following methodological issues and application fields:
and their developments
charged-particle and photon activation analysis;
Ion-beam techniques (PIXE,
PIGE, RBS, etc);
Tracer methods (using
both radio- and stable tracers);
nuclear analytical methods);
and their purposes
(element levels in crop cultivation, amelioration and modification);
(biogeochemistry of ecosystems; monitoring and biological monitoring of
environmental compartments; transfer processes and element availability; global
(biomedical and epidemiological studies, toxicology and nanotoxicology, impact
of aerosols on human health; wellbeing indoors; safety issues);
Nutrition (element levels in foods, additives and supplements; bioavailability
of elements in food chains; nutrition education);
Quality Assurance and
Quality Control (preparation and use of reference materials; interlaboratory and
method comparisons, methodsí validation and implementation).