The Future of Reference Materials – Science and Innovation
November 23-25, 2010
Scope of the conference
The conference aimed at mapping out the current and upcoming measurement and testing needs for which challenging demands on reference materials are envisaged. Forward-looking presentations assessed the scientific and technological demands and developments for the design, preparation and certification of such measurement standards. The conference was organised under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the EU.
The conference opened with the official inauguration ceremony (watch the video) of the new reference materials productions building at JRC-IRMM.
Download a printable version of the programme[378Kb] and conference booklet.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Wednesday 24 November 2010
- Certified reference materials for environmental measurement - Think globally, act locally[12Mb], James McLaren, Institute for National Measurement Standards, NRC, Canada
- Reference material needs to support nanometrology and risk assessments of engineered nanoparticles[6Mb], Martin Hassellöv, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- The future demand for geological reference materials[867Kb], Thomas Meisel, University of Leoben, Austria
- Commutability of certified reference materials at the nano-scale[710Kb], Ilya Kuselman, National Physical Laboratory of Israel, Israel
- Nuclear reference materials for safeguards: challenges for users and producers alike[5Mb], Steve D. Balsley, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
- Looking Forward through the Past: Status of the United States’ Nuclear Safeguards Reference Material Program at New Brunswick Laboratory[3Mb], Jon Neuhoff, New Brunswick Laboratory, USA
- On-site laboratories of Euratom – Ten years of excellent results with nuclear reference materials[4Mb], Peter Schwalbach, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Luxembourg
- Standardisation and reporting for nucleic acid quantification[7Mb], Stephen A. Bustin, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
- Status and trends in in-vitro diagnostics and considerations for reference materials[1075Kb], Frank Vitzthum, Siemens AG, Germany
- Conceptual challenges of RMs in support of multiparametric, dynamic and real time complex biomarker measurements: A changing healthcare paradigm?[3Mb], Helen Parkes, LGC, United Kingdom
- The development of reference materials for norovirus and hepatitis A virus[6Mb], Rachel Rangdale, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, United Kingdom
- Reference materials in the occupational hygiene measurement arena[2Mb], Owen Butler, Health and Safety Laboratory, United Kingdom
- Nuclear forensic reference materials a new direction in nuclear and radiological reference materials, Richard Essex, New Brunswick Laboratory, USA
- Establishing traceability and comparability of measurement results by a limited number of well-chosen CRMs[4Mb], Robert Kaarls, International Committee for Weights and Measures, France
Thursday 25 November 2010
- Calibration and purity assessment in chemical analysis[1573Kb], Hun-Young So, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Rep. of Korea
- EU policy on contaminants in food and feed: An indispensable need for reliable measurements, testing and reference materials[210Kb], Frans Verstraete, European Commission, Directorate General for Health and Consumers, Belgium
- Uncertainty intervals in certified reference materials for nutrients in foods[3Mb], Wayne Wolf, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
- Allergen reference materials – the challenges, Adam Cryar, LGC, United Kingdom
- Reference system for somatic cell counting in milk[2Mb], Silvia Orlandini, AIA-Laboratorio Standard Latte, Italy
- The effective characterisation of novel, pure substance reference materials while meeting users’ needs in a timely fashion[1213Kb], Lindsey Mackay, National Measurement Institute, Australia
- Smart calibration of organic standards Proton based calibration by qNMR[1257Kb], Koichi Chiba, National Metrology Institute of Japan, Japan
- Establishment of an universal procedure for the purity assessment of analytical standards, pharmaceuticals and peptides[5Mb], Nacho García Alonso, University of Oviedo, Spain
- Developing benchmarks for measurements – The IRMM approach[1532Kb], Hendrik Emons, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements
Copyright notice: The above presentations are reproduced with the kind permission of the authors. For any use or reproduction of the presentations, permission must be sought directly from the copyright holder.
(left to right): Frank Vitzthum (Siemens AG), James McLaren (Institute for National Measurement Standards), Krzysztof Maruszewski (JRC-IRMM), Joseph M. Betz (National Institutes of Health), Hendrik Emons (JRC-IRMM), Manfred Hennecke (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), Hun-Young So (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science), Rachel Rangdale (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science). [Geel 23 November 2010].
Latest update 3 September, 2004