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Vol. 29 No. 6
November-December 2007

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Luminescence Spectrometry

7–11 September 2008
Bologna, Italy

The XIII International Symposium on Luminescence Spectroscopy (ISLS 2008)—“Analytical Luminescence: New Diagnostic Tools in Life Science, Food Safety and Cultural Heritage”—will be held on 7–11 September 2008 in Bologna, Italy. It is being organized by the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum.

ISLS represents a traditional scientific appointment for scientists involved in all the aspects of luminescence spectrometry, from photoluminescence and electrogenerated luminescence to bio- and chemiluminescence. The meeting will create a forum for in-depth, informed discussions regarding both basic science and applications in biosciences, pharmaceutical, environmental, and food analysis.

Bologna is an ideal setting for scientific, social, and cultural experiences. Its rich artistic tradition, numerous gastronomic specialities, and the warm-heartedness of its citizens have been appreciated by visitors from all over the world. The University of Bologna–Alma Mater Studiorum is the oldest university in the Western world.

Contributions are invited for oral and poster presentations at the ISLS 2008. The abstract submission deadline is 15 April 2008.

  • Topics:
    basic and molecular mechanisms of fluorescence, TR-fluorescence, bio- and chemiluminescence, electrogenerated luminescence
  • new luminescent probes and substrates; selectivity in luminescence detection
  • far-red and NIR luminescence; laser-induced fluorescence
  • instrumentation for light emission measurements; multiplexed hybrid devices
  • miniaturized systems; luminescent chip-based technologies, microarray, point-of-care testing
  • nanomaterials and quantum dots
    high-throughput and high-content screening; biomarker and drug discovery
  • cellular process monitoring; in vitro/in vivo reporter gene luminescent techniques
  • luminescent immunoassays and nucleic acids detection
    molecular luminescent imaging
  • (miniaturized) capillary electrophoresis and chromatographic techniques, hyphenated methods
  • luminescence in flow-assisted analysis
  • new luminescence detectors and principles in separation sciences
  • biosensors and whole-cell biosensors; resonance energy transfer techniques
  • luminescent analysis: method validation and regulatory issues; chemiometric tools, computer-assisted luminescence
  • luminescence applications: environmental, forensic, counterterrorism, occupational medicine, food, drug, clinical chemistry, proteomics, genomics, materials, industry

Workshops:

  • luminescence-based detection methods to improve food safety
  • noninvasive luminescent techniques for cultural heritage science and preservation
  • point-of-care testing (POCT) devices based on luminescence
  • light on the crime scene: forensic applications

www.isls2008.unibo.it


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