The 1-day symposium in analytical sciences entitled "Ions and Photons in Analytical Science (IPAS2021)" will be run during the lecture-free week just after Easter 2022, on Friday, April 22, 2022. It has been more than a decade that a symposium dedicated exclusively to analytical science was organized at ETH Zurich – the last time was 2009, when the quite successful and well attended symposium “Analyze That!” took place at ETH Hönggerberg – reason enough to review how the field has moved forward in the last decade.

The title of the symposium, "Ions and Photons in Analytical Science", which will be hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, was chosen because there is a rich and long tradition of analytical chemistry research at our department that relies on optical and charge detection:

  • membrane electrodes to selectively measure ion concentrations in solution (Prof. W. Simon, Prof. E. Pretsch);
  • elemental analysis using ICP-MS (Prof. B. Magyar, Prof. D. Günther);
  • organic and biomolecular mass spectrometry (Prof. J. Seibl, Prof. R. Zenobi);
  • fluorescence for ultrasensitive detection in biological systems (Prof. P. Dittrich)
  • nanoscale vibrational spectroscopy & imaging (Prof. R. Zenobi).

The symposium will bring together 10 international experts, many of them with ties to ETH Zurich, who have all agreed already to lecture on the state-of-the-art in analytical methodologies and their applications during this symposium.

Preliminary Program IPAS 2021

Note: Downloadprogram booklet (PDF, 4.7 MB) is available now.

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