Engineered nanomaterials are subject of intense research since several years and a set of analytical tools was developed to tackle nanoanalysis, especially in complex matrices. However, nanoalytical techniques are also applicable to scientific issues in the field of life-sciences (e.g. proteins, single cells). Especially sp-ICP-MS (either stand alone or coupled on-line with fractionation systems) turned out as an emerging technique. Thus, the 6th Workshop on Field Flow Fractionation and Mass Spectrometry (FFF-MS) will focus on the applicability of nanoanalytical tools in life-sciences and highlight the narrow ridge between nanomaterial analysis and life-science applications. A special focus will be placed on the emerging technique of single particle/cell ICPMS either as stand-alone technique or coupled on-line with separation/fractionation systems.
The first day (November 22nd) of the Workshop will start with two survey lectures with a focus on life-science applications given by Dr. Norbert Jakubowski (BAM, Berlin, Germany) and Dr. Irina Estrela-Lopis (University of Leipzig, Germany). Scientific presentations (mainly from young scientists) will complete the session.
The second day (November 23rd) will be organized in the format of a tutorial on the topic of sp-ICP-MS given by Dr. Geert Cornelis (Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden). The principles of sp-ICP-MS, data assessment as well as application examples will be introduced.
The Workshop is completely free of charge. Speakers will receive a partial travel subsidy.
Abstract submission deadline: October 15th