IBiS: Isotopes in Biogenic Silica

Isotopes in Biogenic Silica (IBiS) 2011 Meeting

4th – 6th April 2011

Antwerp

2011 meeting group

Programme

Day 1 April 4 2011

11:30 – 12:45 registration

12:45 – 14:45 Session 1: Biological Si conversions at the land-sea interface

Session chair: Prof. Patrick Meire, University of Antwerp

14:50 – 15:40 Coffee-break

15:40 – 16:20 Session 2: Methodology

Session chair: Prof. Christina de la Rocha, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

16:20 – 17:40 Session 3: Isotope applications in biogenic Si research: the ocean and coastal environment

Session chair: Prof. Christina de la Rocha, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

17:45 – 19:30 Ice breaker with guest introduction by: Hodson M. et al.: Silicon: beer, barley, bones and Belgium. A range of liquids and snacks will be served to all participants

20:30 – 22:30 Optional dinner

Those who subscribed for the optional dinner, will visit the “Pakhuis”, one of Antwerp’s last home breweries, serving their own ale with traditional Belgian style food!

Day 2 April 5 2011

8:30 – 13:00 Optional excursion (including lunch) or Free time

13:00 – 15:00 Session 3 continued: Isotope applications in biogenic Si research: the ocean and coastal environment

Session chair: Dr. Philip Barker, Lancaster University

15:00 – 15:45 Coffee-break

15:45 – 17:55 Session 4: Biogeochemical silica cycling from land to ocean

Session chair: Prof. Wally Fulweiler, Boston University

18:00 – 19:30 Session 5: Poster session (posters also on display through whole symposium)

19:30-... Symposium dinner

Day 3 April 6 2011

9:30 – 10:40 Session 6: Current research on isotope applications in biogenic Si research in the terrestrial environment

Session chair: Prof. Daniel Conley, Lund University

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee-break

11:10 – 12:10 Session 6 continued: Current research on isotope applications in biogenic Si research in the terrestrial environment

Symposium closing 12:10 – 12:30

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