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EuCheMS NRC-8, Como, Italy, 2012 Sep 16-21


Sunday, Sep 16

16.00 - 21.00 Registration at desks of NRC8 in "Grand Hotel di Como" hall.

  • 18.00 - 19.00 "Lectio Magistralis, Auditorium": Prof. (em) Ignazio Renato Bellobono : Chemistry in Italy during the late 18th and 19th Centuries.

  • 19.30 - 21.00 Reception cocktail in "Grand Hotel di Como" garden. Convenors Prof. Mauro M. Bonardi and Prof. Flavia Groppi,   some beverages would contain alcohol.


Monday, Sep 17
  • 08.00 - 18.30 Registration

  • 08.00 - 09.30 Opening Ceremony, Convenors: Prof. Heinz W. Gaeggeler (EuCheMS DNRC), Prof. Mauro L. Bonardi (NRC8 Chair), a reprentative of INFN, designated by the President, the Director of Department of Physics and LASA of UNIMI, Prof. Laura Perini.

9.30 - 10.00 coffee break



  • 10.00 - 13.00 Session 1 - Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry (radiodiagnostics, radiotherapy, theragnostics), Session convenors:  Cathy Cutler and John Clark

- Opening Lecture - Future prospects in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, Prof. Jean Francois Chatal, University of Nantes and GIP Arronax, Nantes, France.

- Invited Lecture - A bridge not too far: Personalized Medicine with the use of Theragnostic Radiopharmaceuticals, Dr. Suresh Srivastava, BNL, Upton, New York, USA.

- Invited Lecture - On the road from radiopharmacy to Molecular Imaging: the fundamental role of Technetium and Rhenium Chemistry, Prof. Roger Alberto, University of Zuerich, Switzerland.

  - Invited Lecture - A renaissance of radionuclide generators for versatile applications, Prof. Frank Roesch, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.

  - Invited Lecture - 90Y and 177Lu labelled peptides for PRRT: nuclear and radiochemical aspects, Dr. Marco Chinol et al., IEO, European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy.

- Contributed Papers -


13.00 - 14.00 Lunch


  • 14.00 - 17:00 Session 2 (cn't of Session 1) Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry (radiodiagnostics, radiotherapy, theragnostics), Session convenors: Jean Francois Chatal and Marco Chinol

- Opening Lecture - Organic PET-radiopharmaceuticals - aspects of previous and current labelling techniques, Prof. Joerg Steinbach, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Novel 18F-radiochemistry, Dr. Johannes Ermert, FZ-Juelich, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Labelling of radiopharmaceuticals with Iodine-124 and and their clinical applications, Dr. Kishore Pillarsetty, Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, New York City, USA.

- Invited Lecture - Recoil and conversion electron implications to be taken into account in the design of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals utilising in vivo generatorsDr. Jan Rijn Zeevaart, NECSA, South Africa.

- Invited Lecture - Radiochemistry of astatine-211:  application to alpha particle Targeted Radiotherapeutics, Prof. Michael R. Zalutsky, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

- Contributed Papers -


17.00 - 17.30 coffee break


  • 17.30 - 19.00 Poster Session 1, Session dedicated to the 80th Birthday of Prof. (em) Ignazio Renato Bellobono


Tuesday, Sep 18

  • 08.00 - 11.30 Session 3 - Chemistry of radioelements and Super Heavy Elements research. Session convenors: Heinz Gaeggeler and Matthias Schaedel

- Opening Lecture - Recent advances in Superheavy Element Research, Prof. Andreas Tuerler, University of Bern and PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.

- Invited Lecture - Spectroscopic methods for the heaviest nuclei, Prof. Rolf-Dietmar (Rodi) Herzberg, Liverpool, UK.

- Invited Lecture - The unique chemical and physical properties of the heaviest elements in the Periodic Table, Prof. Dr. Jens Volkert Kratz,  Institut für Kernchemie, Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Vacuum thermochromatography - prospective method for heavies element studies, Prof. Ivo Zvara, JINR, Moskow Region, Russia.

- Invited Lecture - Aqueous-phase chemistry of the heaviest elements, Dr. Yuichiro Nagame, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan.

- Contributed Papers -


11.30 - 11.50 coffee break


  • 11.50 - 13.30 Session 4 - Reaction mechanisms and nuclear recoils, nuclear based spectroscopies, radiation geochronology, isotope effects. Session convenors:  Dorothea Schuman and Zsolt Revay 

- Opening Lecture -  Iron speciation in aqueous systems: the power of Mössbauer spectroscopy applied in frozen solutions, Prof. Zoltan Homonnay, Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.

- Invited Lecture - Half-lives of radionuclides for geological use: Rb-87, U-234, U-235 (IUPAC-IUGS collaboration), Prof. Igor M. Villa, M.L. Bonardi, P. DeBievre, N. Holden, P. Renne, Institut für Geologie, Universität Bern, Switzerland and University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Rapid Radiochemical Analysis of Radionuclides Difficult to Measure in Environmental and Waste Samples, Dr. Xiaolin Hou, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark.

- Invited Lecture -  TRIGA-SPEC: An apparatus for high-precision mass spectrometry and laser spectroscopy on short-lived neutron-rich radionuclides produced at the research reactor TRIGA Mainz, Dr. Christian Smorra et al., Institut fur KernChemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.

- Contributed Papers -

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch


  • 14.30 - 16.30 Session 5 - Nuclear fuel cycle, Research Reactors and present NPP (including Gen IV and Th reactors), Session convenors:  Leonid Ponomarev and Paolo Saracco

- Invited Lecture - Moving on after Fukushima: from Gen-III to Gen-IV reactors, Prof. Marco Ricotti, Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Update of Gen-IV reactors and lead cooled reactors, Dr. Ing. Luciano Cinotti, Ansaldo Nucleare, Divisione di Ansaldo Energia SpA, Genova, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Nuclear energy chemistry and recent progresses in nuclear fuel reprocessing, Prof. Weiqun Shi, China.

- Invited Lecture -   Dr. Ing. Francesco Troiani, ENEA, Bologna, Italy.

- Contributed Papers -


16.30 - 17.00 coffee break


  • 17.00 - 19.00 Session 6 (cn't of Session 5) - Nuclear fuel cycle, Research Reactors and present NPP (including Gen IV and Th reactors), Session convenors:  Weiqun Shi and Vladimir Pavshuk.

- Invited Lecture - Conceptual design of a low power ADS with a 70 MeV proton beam for reasearch and training, Dr. Paolo Saracco, INFN, Genova, Italy.

- Invited Lecture -   High power superconducting proton accelerators for ADS and Gen-IV, Prof. Carlo Pagani, INFN, LASA, Milano, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Trasmutation of minor actinides in the molten salt reactor studied in Russia,   Prof. Leonid Ponomarev, Kurchatov Institute , Moskow, Russia.

- Invited Lecture - The very powerful UCN source at the reactor TRIGA Mainz - Application for precise measurements of the neutron half-life, Dr. Yury Sobolev, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.

- Contributed Papers -


  • 19.00 - 23.00 Free evening (not included): visit to Como, other villages of the lake and surrounding, free dinner (not included)


Wednesday, Sep 19
  • 08.00 - 10.30 Session 7 - Nuclear Chemistry, Radionuclide Production, High-Power Targets, Session convenors: Boris Zhuikov and Mauro Bonardi

- Opening Lecture - Recent advances in nuclear data research for medical radionuclide production, Prof. Syed M. Qaim, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - 68Ge-68Ga production revisited: new excitation functions, target preparation and separation chemistry, Prof. Alex Hermanne, Brussel, Belgium.

- Invited Lecture - Overview of PET radionuclide production methods, Prof. John Clark, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK.

- Invited Lecture - Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals at POLATOM, Dr. Renata Mikołajczak, Polatom, Poland.

- Invited Lecture - Reactor production of radionuclides for molecular imaging and targeted radiotherapy, Prof. Cathy Cutler, MURR, University of Missouri, USA.

- Invited Lecture - (tentative) Review of Mo-99 and other radionuclide production in Russia in terms of world demand, Dr. Rotislav Kuznetsov, Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, RIAR, Dimitrovgrad, Russia.

- Contributed Papers -


10.30 - 11.00 coffee break


  • 11.00 - 13.30 Session 8 - Nuclear Chemistry, Radionuclide Production, High-Power Targets, Session convenors: Suresh Srivastava and Renata Mikołajczak

- Opening Lecture - The Road to Cyclotron Produced Tc-99m, Prof. Steve McQuarrie, University of Alberta, Canada.

- Invited Lecture - Cyclotron production of radionuclides with medium-energy proton beams and high-power targetry, Dr. Gideon Steyn, iThemba LABS, Faure, South Africa.

- Invited lecture - Radionuclide production at accelerator with High Power Targets, Dr. Boris Zhuikov, INR, Troitsk, Moskow Region, Russia.

- Invited Lecture - Recent advances in large scale isotope production at LANL, Dr. Meiring Francois Nortier, Isotope Production Facility, LANL, USA.

-Invited Lecture -  ARRONAX: on the way to the production of radioisotopes with high-power targets, Dr. Ferid Haddad, Subatech and GIP Arronax, Nantes, France.

Invited Lecture - Use of radioactive targets for production of therapy radionuclides at the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer, Dr. Leonard Mausner, BNL, Upton, New York, USA.

- Contributed Paper -

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch


  • 14.30 - 14.50 - Celebration of 50th Birthday of Radiochimica Acta, convenor: Prof. Dr. Syed M. Qaim (FZ Juelich), Prof. Dr. Jens Volker Kratz (Univ. Mainz) and Mrs. Angelika Sperlich (Oldenbourg Verlag).

  • 18.30 - 21.00 - Meeting of the Board of Radiochimica Acta (in separate room)


  • 14.50 - 17.40 Session 9 - Applications of radiotracers and nanoparticles, Session convenors: Amares Chatt and Xiaolin Hou

- Opening Lecture - Nuclear and Radioanalytical Techniques  in Nanotoxicology Research, Dr. Enrico Sabbioni, ECSIN, Veneto Nanotech and Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Radiochemical neutron activation analysis: the continuous need of this analysis mode, Prof. Jan Kucera, Technical University, Retz, Czeck Republic.

- Invited Lecture - Nuclear analytical methods in prostate cancer diagnostics, Dr. Vladimir Zaichick, Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia.

- Invited Lecture - The use of nuclear analytical  techniques in the identification and investigation of metal- and metalloid-containing proteins, Prof. Dietrich Behne, Helmholtz Centre, Berlin, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Exploitation of accelerator waste for the production of exotic radionuclides, Dr. Dorothea Schumann, PSI, Villigen, Switzerland.

- Invited Lecture - Novel mesoporous materials for actinide and lanthanide separation, Prof. Heino Nitsche, University of California at Berkeley, USA.

- Contributed Papers -


17.40 - 18.00 coffee break


  • 18.00 - 19.50 Poster Session 2, Session dedicated to Prof. Attila Vertes (deceased 31 December 2011)


Thursday, Sep 20
  • 08.00 - 11.30 Session 10 - Radioanalytical Chemistry and Nuclear Analytical Techniques, Session convenors: Zoltan Homonnay and Jan Kucera

- Opening Lecture - Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis using High-Flux Cold Neutron Beam, Dr. Zsolt Revay, Technische Universität München, Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Meier-Leibnitz (FRM II), Garching, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Neutron activation analysis: a consolidated analytical tool in the sugarcane agroindustry, Prof. Elisabete De Nadai Fernanzez, CENA, Piracicaba, Brazil.

- Invited Lecture -   Neutron activation analysis and Reference Materials - Development and Perfection, Dr. Rolf Zeisler, NIST, Gaitherburg, USA.

- Invited Lecture - Error, uncertainty, and Metrology in Nuclear Analytical Methods, Dr. Richard Lindstrom, NIST, Gaitherburg, USA.

- Invited Lecture - Studies of Trace Element Species in Macromolecules and Protein Nanoclusters by Nuclear and X-ray Techniques, Prof. Amares Chatt, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

- Contributed Papers -


11.30 - 12.00 coffee break


  • 12.00 - 13.00 Session dedicated to Exhibitors, Session convenors: Mauro Bonardi

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch


  • 14.00 - 16.30 Session 11 - Education and training in radiochemistry and dissemination of culture in nuclear and radiochemistry (session organised by CINCH consortium),  Session convenors:  Rolf Zeisler and Giacomo Cuttone

- Opening Lecture - Cooperation in Education in Nuclear Chemistry, Prof. Jan John, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

- Invited Lecture - Nuclear and Radiochemistry education in European Universities, Prof. Jukka Lehto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

- Invited Lecture – Nuclear and Radiochemistry Training in the European system of Accumulation and Transfer of Credits for Vocational Education and Training in Europe (ECVET).

- Invited Lecture – Skills and Knowledge Structure Needs - End-users View.

- 1 Contributed Short Oral Communication.


- Panel Discussion: Minimum Requirements for a Master’s Degree in Nuclear and Radiochemistry – Towards European Master’s Degree

- Introduction: Prof. Jukka Lehto, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

- Panelists / Discussion:


  • 17.30 - 22.00 Boat Trip with Gala Dinner (not included in the fee)


Friday Sep 21

  • 8.00 - 10.40 Session 12 - Radioactive elements in the environment, radiation archeometry and Health Physics. Session convenors:  Alexandra Ioannidou and Flavia Groppi

- Opening Lecture - The Behavior of Actinide Elements in Contaminated Environments, Prof. Sue B. Clark, WSU, Department of Chemistry and Nuclear Radiation Center, Pullman, USA.

- Invited Lecture - Chemical dosimetry for BNCT mixed radiation field and conformal radiotherapy, Prof. Grazia Gambarini, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Determination of the isotopic ratio U-236/U-238 in environmental samples, Prof. Gabriele Wallner, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.

- Invited Lecture - Study of neptunium sorption on clay and clay minerals using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Prof. Tobias Reich, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

- Invited Lecture - Trace Element Analysis with high sensitivity spectrometry, Dr. Ezio Previtali, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

- Contributed Papers -

10.40 - 11.00 coffee break

  • 11.00 - 13.30 Session 13  (cn't of Session 12) - Radioactive elements in the environment, radiation archeometry and Health Physics. Session convenors:  Gabriele Wallner and Sue Clark

- Opening Lecture - Radioanalytical techniques in natural environmental radioactivity determination, Prof. Borut Smodis, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

- Invited Lecture - Distribution and transfer of radionuclides including iodine-131 in Japanese environment following the Fukushima nuclear accident, Prof. Yasuyuki Muramatsu, Gakushuin University, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

- Invited Lecture - Japanese Green tea: radioactivity measurements, radiochemical extraction yield determination and some radioprotection considerations, Dr. Sergio Manera, LENA, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

- Invited Lecture - Preservation of Cultural Heritage by radioanalytical techniques, Prof. Juan Manuel Navarrete, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

- Invited Lecture - Detecting and evaluating minimal traces of radioisotopes in environment and foods, Prof. Paolo Randaccio, Università di Cagliari and INFN, Cagliari, Italy.

- Contributed Papers -

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch



14.30 - 15.30 Closing Cerimony, suggestions for the next edition. Delivery of prizes




Meetings in 25 places, U table, separated room

Meeting of GIR of the Italian Society of Chemistry,          Wed 14.30 - 16.30

Meeting of th Board of DNRC of EuCheMS,                 Wed 16.30 - 18.30

Meeting of the Board of Radiochimica Acta,                Wed 18.30 - 21.00

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