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27-29 April 2020, Beijing, China
Environmental Chemistry and Health 2020 Conference

Environmental Chemistry and Health 2020 brings together experts from academia, industry and government to discuss key topics and find environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology solutions for the sustainable management of ecosystems under broad themes:

  • Environmental/Analytical Chemistry
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Remediation Strategies/Circular Economy
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Human Exposure and Biomonitoring of Emerging Contaminants

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10-12 June 2020, Brno, Czech Republic
Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply

“Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply” is the first international conference focusing solely on the topic of natural compounds affecting the quality of our water resources and drinking water. The conference is organised as part of the NaToxAq EU partnership on natural toxins.

Occurrence of toxic natural compounds is widespread, often in close proximity to drinking water resources. Do we need to care? The conference is about how we sample, analyse, monitor, and quantify the fate/removal, toxicity and risks of natural toxins. We look forward to your contribution to stimulate discussions and research on this controversial and challenging group of emerging toxins.

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7-8 September 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands
12th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2020)

This time the event - organised by Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat-WVL - will focus on how science and policy relate to passive sampling and will include some interactive sessions never done before. Policy-makers who are involved in their work with WFD monitoring and reporting of the results to the EU are specially invited to join this year’s edition of IPSW 2020. The platform helps communication of important topics on the use of the latest techniques for passive sampling of undesirable substances, but also to develop educational activities that are part of various projects. The IPSW may also be used as a venue for satellite workshops related to practical methods basic skills, or international research projects.

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24-25 September 2020, online conference
NaToxAq Conference

Due to the COVID-19 the conference will be postponed and converted to an online conference late September. The aim has not changed, as the aim is to create an unique platform to present latest findings in plenum and develop new ideas among experts and young researchers, setting the direction for future research in this rapidly evolving field and help guide water legislation. See more

Natural toxins can pose varying degrees of risk towards ecosystems and even human health. “Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply” is the first international conference focusing solely on the topic of natural compounds affecting the quality of our water resources and drinking water.



  • Emerging compounds and sources of natural toxins
  • Analysis of natural toxins, Sampling, and monitoring to determine exposure
  • Physicochemical properties, environmental distribution, and fate
  • Toxicity to aquatic/terrestrial organisms and humans
  • Risk assessment, removal, and management of natural toxins in (drinking) water

Preliminary program

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6-7 October 2020, Agropolis, Montpellier, France
EPIMAR: 1st EPIgenetics in MARine biology congress 

This first edition will explore cutting-edge aspects of epigenetics in marine biology: environmental epigenetics, developmental epigenetics and epigenetics in aquaculture. EPIMAR2020 aims at gathering scientists with interest in this field which has recently gained an increasing interest among all the scientific communities in biology.

The following key aspects will be presented:

  • Environmental epigenetics, which studies adaptive or non-adaptive epigenetic modifications over one or more generations, initiated in response to an environmental modification
  • Developmental epigenetics, which focuses on epigenetic changes involved in the fine regulation of gene expression involved in embryonic and cell differentiation in marine species
  • Epigenetics in aquaculture, with a focus for this first edition on epigenetic pathways which may be targeted by environmental cues to improve sustainable food production

Cutting-edge presentations on these topics aim at providing interaction and exchange opportunities to support the growing international scientific community on epigenetics in marine biology, which to date lacks a dedicated, regular and sustainable convention.


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15-16 October 2020, Barcelona, Spain
HRMS EnviroFood 2020 - 16th Annual Workshop on Emerging High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) And LC-MS/MS Applications In Environmental Analysis And Food Safety 

The 16th workshop on LC-MS/MS in environmental analysis and food safety the workshop, jointly organised by CSIC and ICRA, in collaboration with the Spanish Society for Mass Spectrometry (SEEM), will focus on emerging high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), as well as on LC-MS/MS applications in environmental analysis and food safety. The main objective is to evaluate practical aspects of the usefulness of high resolution mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometric techniques for screening and quantitation of organic contaminants in environmental and food samples.

  • Advances in HRMS instrumentation and their applicability in environmental and food analysis.
  • Advantages, comparison and complementarities of advanced MS instruments (tandem and hybrid) in the quantitative and qualitative determination in complex environmental and food samples.
  • Advanced sample preparation technologies for food and environmental analysis including on-line pre-column technology coupled to LC/tandem MS.
  • Large number of applications in environmental analysis, basically water and soil/ sediment, biota and food, like fruits and vegetables, juices and meat.
  • Broad range of contaminants and their degradates.

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