201015 IPAS

1-day symposium in analytical sciences entitled "Ions and Photons in Analytical Science (IPAS2021)" will be run during the lecture-​free week just after Easter 2021, on Friday, April 9, 2021. It has been more than a decade that a symposium dedicated exclusively to analytical science was organized at ETH Zurich – the last time was 2009, when the quite successful and well attended symposium “Analyze That!” took place at ETH Hönggerberg – reason enough to review how the field has moved forward in the last decade.

Friday, April 9, 2021 - ETH Hönggerberg, Zurich.

The title of the 2021 symposium, "Ions and Photons in Analytical Science", which will be hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, was chosen because there is a rich and long tradition of analytical chemistry research at our department that relies on optical and charge detection:

  • membrane electrodes to selectively measure ion concentrations in solution (Prof. W. Simon, Prof. E. Pretsch);
  • elemental analysis using ICP-​MS (Prof. B. Magyar, Prof. D. Günther);
  • organic and biomolecular mass spectrometry (Prof. J. Seibl, Prof. R. Zenobi);
  • fluorescence for ultrasensitive detection in biological systems (Prof. P. Dittrich)
  • nanoscale vibrational spectroscopy & imaging (Prof. R. Zenobi).

The symposium will bring together 10 international experts, many of them with ties to ETH Zurich, who have all agreed already to lecture on the state-​of-the-art in analytical methodologies and their applications during this symposium.

Call for Abstracts
The core of the program are plenary talks by invitation only. There will be the possibility to contribute to the program with posters from young researchers and stands/booths from companies.

Submission of oral presentations (by invitation only): January 31, 2021

Registration deadline: January 31, 2021


Organizing Committee

The organization lies in the hands of:

  • Dr. S. Giannoukos (ETHZ),
  • Prof. P. Sinues (Univ. Kinderspital Basel), 
  • Prof. R. Zenobi (ETHZ).
  • Ms. B. Bräm (ETHZ),

More Information: www.ipas2021.ethz.ch


Sarah Schmitz, SCS