Scientific Program

All presentations will be held in the Monte Verità auditorium, poster sessions in the Balint hall. Meals and welcome apero take place in the Monte Verità restaurant the. For presentation abstracts, see the final program and abstract book (pdf).

Wednesday, July 12

until 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 09:10
Morning session 1 - Topic 5: Earth/Planetary Sciences & Biogeochemistry
Keynote by Derek Vance (ETH Zürich): "Metal isotopes in oceanography and paleoceanography"
09:10 - 09:30 Moritz Lehmann (University of Basel): Isotopic constraints on pathways of N2O production in a deep alpine lake
09:30 - 09:50 Inigo Müller (ETH Zürich): Carbonate clumped isotopes: a key tool to solve the “dolomite problem”
09:50 - 10:10 Reto Wijker (CalTech): D/H ratios in lipids as a tool to elucidate microbial metabolism
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 - 11:20
Morning session 2 - Topics 4 Isotopes in Medicine and Forensics and 5 Earth/Planetary Sciences & Biogeochemistry
Keynote by Francis Albarede (CNRS Lyon): The potential of transition element isotopes as biomedical markers
11:20 - 11:40 Daniel Buchner (University of Tuebingen): Experimental Determination of Isotope Enrichment Factors – Bias from Mass Removal by Repetitive Sampling
11:40 - 12:00 Jennifer Druhan (University of Illinois): A revised Rayleigh model for biogeochemical reactions in heterogeneous systems
12:00 - 12:20 Martin Thullner (UFZ Leipzig): Biodegradation and stable isotope fractionation of volatile organic compounds (VOC) during diffusive transport in porous media
12:20 - 14:00
14:00 - 22:30
Excursion - Cardada followed by conference dinner
  Conference participants will depart for an excursion in the nearby mountains. This excursion is ideal for hiking lovers and offers a spectacular panorama over the Lake Maggiore. The trip to Cardada and Cimetta mountains (1400 - 1700 m) is done by cable car and offers a spectacular 360° panoramic view over the Lake Maggiore. Hikes to the nearby Cima della Trosa (1900 m) are possible. The excursion is followed by a conference dinner in a local restaurant Grotto Broggini. Participants will need to sign up for the excursion and conference dinner as part of the hotel booking procedure.

Excursion program

14:00 Departure by bus from Monte Verita
14:30 Arrival at Orselina and departure by cable-car to Cardada-Colmanicchio
15:00 Hike to Cimetta (or by chair lift) with option further to Cima della Trosa (detailed hiking map)
approx. 18:15 Meeting at Colmanicchio and departure to Orselina by cable car
19:00 Typical dinner at Grotto Broggini in Losone
22:00 Departure by bus to Monte Verita
22:15 Arrival at Monte Verita / external hotels