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INTRODUCTION

The goal of this conference is to bring together two groups of scientists, who are foremost experts in the environmental fate of uranium or in uranium isotope geochemistry, to foster interactions that will lead to better integration of these two aspects of U biogeochemistry. Topics of interest will range from the microbial or chemical transformations of uranium, analytical developments in the characterization of uranium concentration, speciation, and reactivity, computational modeling of fate and transport of uranium and its isotopic fractionation, use of uranium isotopes in paleoreconstructions, field and laboratory studies of uranium mobility and remediation or U contamination, as well as molecular scale mechanisms of microbial and chemical uranium transformations. The conference will promote interdisciplinary exchanges and encourage discussions amongst junior and senior researchers. The ultimate goal of the meeting is to advance the field of U biogeochemistry by fostering closer interactions between two communities that study U geochemistry but that are distinct and that would benefit from more collaboration.

The setting of the Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF) is ideal to allow extensive discussion, both during plenary presentations and in smaller groups. All meals are served in the premises and the accommodation is also within the center. The CSF is located on the Monte Veritá, above Ascona in the Canton Ticino, in the Southern part of Switzerland and is situated in a scenic park with a marvelous view on the Lago Maggiore and the Alp Mountains.

The workshop will keep an unhurried pace and is designed to encourage discussions after talks, during breaks and meals, and in the evenings. The attendance is limited to 90 participants.

PROGRAM

4p-6p Arrival and Registration
6p-7p Welcome drink
7p-8p Dinner
8:30a-12:30p Plenary talks
12:30p-2p Lunch
2p-6p Plenary talks
7p-8p Dinner
8:30a-12:30p Plenary talks
12:30p-2p Lunch
2p-4p Poster session
4p-6p Plenary talks
7p-8p Dinner
8:30p Evening Highlight
8:30a-12:30p Plenary talks
12:30p-2p Lunch
3p-evening Excursion and Dinner in Bellinzona
8:30a-12:30p Plenary talks
12:30p-2p Lunch
2p-4p Poster session
4p-6p Plenary talks
7p-8p Dinner
8:30a-12:30p Plenary talks
12:30p-2p Lunch
Departure

Download here the current schedule

ABSTRACTS

Call for abstracts

Oral and poster contributions are invited on topics within the scope of the conference. Please send a short (300-word / max. one page) abstract according to the following template in word format. Please submit your abstract to Paolo Demaria. In the submission email, please indicate the following information: i) your preference between oral or poster presentation (only indicative, the final assignment will be defined after review by the organizers); ii) eligibility for the CSF Award for young researchers (PhD student or post doc with max. 3 years since completing the PhD AND max. age 33 years).

The abstract submission procedure is available for download here.
Students can apply for a 100 CHF grant from the European Association of Geochemistry by submitting their CV and a letter of application (one page) at the same time as their abstract.

Abstract submission counts as a non-binding pre-registration. If you wish to attend the conference without a presentation and want to be kept updated before opening of the registration, send an email to Paolo Demaria. Registration itself (along with hotel and meal booking) will be open on July 1st, 2018.

DEADLINES

  • Deadline for abstracts: July 1st, 2018
  • Deadline for student grants: June 1st, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2018
  • Registration, hotel and meal booking open: July 15th, 2018
  • Deadline for registration and hotel booking: September 21st, 2018

ORGANIZERS

Rizlan Bernier-Latmani

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Ecole Polytechique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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Stefan Weyer

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Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

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Stephan Kraemer

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INVITED SPEAKERS

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Noah Planavsky

Yale University

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Ariel Anbar

Arizona State University

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Claudine Stirling

University of Otago

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Rodney C. Ewing

Stanford University

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Andreas Scheinost

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

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Thomas M. Johnson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Jonathan Lloyd

university of Manchester

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Kate Campbell

USGS

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Stephen Romaniello

Arizona State University

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Thomas Borch

Colorado State University

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Katherine Morris

The University of Manchester

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Eugene Ilton

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Congressi Stefano Franscini - Monte Verità - Via Collina 84 - 6612 Ascona Switzerland

You can find detailed travel information on the Congressi Stefano Franscini webpage starting from here. Directions are sorted by arrival airport. The two closest and better connected international airports are Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (Italy). Be advised that the trip from Zurich and Milano airports to Monte Verità will take about 2.5 to 3 hours (waiting time not included).

REGISTER

Registration and board and lodging booking will open on July 1st, 2018.

he process consists of three steps:
1. Registration and payment of the registration fee
2. Meals booking
3. Accommodation booking
Please carefully read and follow the procedure described in this document, which contains all the necessary links to proceed with your registration.
For any questions, you can contact Paolo Demaria

Registration fee*: 200 CHF per person (for students 100 CHF)

Conference cost: 900 to 1,150 CHF for 5 days (per person) all inclusive (Food, Lodging, Excursion) depending on selected accommodation.

* the conference registration fee is non refundable.

The on-site facilities of the Monte Verita complex offers a hotel with 20 single bedrooms and 27 (usually shared) double bedrooms, a restaurant with panoramic view, a park with a historical heritage. Additional lodging is offered in the nearby town of Ascona, which is a short walk from the Monte Verita complex.

Please be aware that availability of single rooms at the Hotel Monte Verità is limited.

SPONSORS

GALLERY

CONTACT

Paolo Demaria, Demaria Event Management

Email: U-biogeo@demariaevent.ch

Tel. +41 76 443 6408