Scientific programme - in preparation

In order to ensure that a sufficient number of slots will be available in the oral programme for contributed lectures, we have foreseen that in parallel to the invited lectures and contributed talks given in the main conference hall (A-sessions), presentations will also be given in two break-out rooms (B- and C-sessions). The conference will therefore consist of three parallel streams of invited (30 min) and contributed lectures (20 min), three poster sessions and an exhibition of commercially available scientific instruments and associated equipment (click on schedule to enlarge).

Invited Speakers (click list to enlarge)

Social Programme

Conference diner at the 'Halve Maan' Brewery on Thursday evening (June 25) 


Boat trip on the City Canals on Wednesday afternoon (June 24)

Guided tour in the city on Wednesday afternoon (June 24)

Free entry to all City Museums

During the conference week the participants will be able to visit any of the many city museums FREE of charge by simply showing a complimentary 3-day museum voucher.




Invited talks

  • Sylvain Bohic, INSERM and European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France  Nano-XRF imaging of trace elements in cells and tissues
  • Philipp Hoenicke, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany   Dimensional and compositional characterization of nanostructures using the grazing incidence X-ray fluorescence technique
  • Terrence Jach, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, USA   High-resolution X-ray emission spectroscopy and the effects of life-time broadening                                          

  • Katrien Keune, Rijksmuseum and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands  X-ray techniques for investigating artist pigment degradation phenomena and supporting art conservation
  • Zoltan Németh, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary  High-resolution X-ray absorption and X-ray Emission spectroscopies in the laboratory
  • Sofia Pessanha, Laboratory of Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Physics (LIBPhys), NOVA School of Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal   Advantages and limitations of portable XRF in environmental and cultural heritage studies

  • Harald Reichert, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France   The ESRF after the upgrade: an Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) of X-rays

  • Tom Schoonjans, Diamond Light Source and The Rosalynd Franklin Institute, Didcot/Oxford, United Kingdom  Xraylib: capturing the interaction of X-rays with matter

(list to be completed)