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Abstract

Isotopes have been used to trace material cycles in the atmosphere, the oceans, the terrestrial environment and the biosphere. Research is now developing from the determination of the global content of a single isotope in a material to multi-isotope and site-specific tracer analysis at the molecular level: these new approaches constitute the study of isotopomers. The progress of several analytical techniques now allows for site-specific analysis of isotopes at natural abundance level, thus contributing to a better understanding of the biogeochemical processes occurring in nature. The study of complex biochemical pathways, the response of living organisms to chemicals and metabolic networks are possible through site specific labelled isotopomers.

The purpose of the symposium is to look into the latest scientific achievements in the measurement and analysis of isotopomers, from studies of environmental changes to further applications in environmental and life sciences including food authenticity and biomedical research. This book contains abstracts of the papers presented at the symposium.

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Authors: RYDER J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);GUILLOU C (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20858 EN (2003), 122pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200317084 / Last updated on: 2003-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en