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The 8th NanoSIMS workshop

The workshop will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany on August 20th – August 22nd 2018.

This annual workshop serves as a platform for exchanging results, expertise, and technological developments regarding nanoSIMS 50/50L. We invite students, researchers and nanoSIMS operators from science and industry to come and share their knowledge in their respective fields of research.

Come and join us for this exciting event in the historical Free Hanseatic City of Bremen!

Nanosims-Workshop Bremen
The 8th NanoSIMS workshop Bremen (© Max Planck Institut for Marine Microbiology)


PROGRAM 8th NanoSIMS user meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen

The meeting will take place in the Seminar room 4012 on the 4th floor.


Monday, August 20th, 2018

Session/ Time



Registration open – Groundfloor Foyer

09:45 - 10:00 Jana Milucka (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) – Welcome Address
10:00 - 10:45 Dagmar Woebken (University of Vienna, AUS) – Keynote Lecture
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break - Small Foyer
11:15 - 11:35 Julia Dürschlag (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Picoeukaryotic algae are the main primary producers in the South Pacific Gyre
11:35 - 11:55 Nadine Lehnen (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Visualization of N2fixation by endophytic bacteria in the roots of the giant seagrass Posidonia oceanica
11:55 - 12:15 Rhona Stuart (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA) –Using NanoSIMS to characterize canonical and novel metabolite transfer in cyanobacteria-moss symbioses
12:15 - 12:35 Katharina Kitzinger (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Cyanate and urea utilization by marine Thaumarchaeota
12:35 - 12:55 Anne Dekas (Stanford University, USA) –Improving quantitative analysis of uncultured Archaea using nanoSIMS
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch - Groundfloor Foyer
14:00 - 14:45 Manuel Liebeke (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Keynote Lecture: Spatial mapping of metabolites in host-microbe interactions
14:45 - 15:05

Alexander Khachikyan (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Nonlinear relationship between single-cell biomass and volume based on the direct measurements

15:05 - 15:25

Angela Vogts (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, GER) –Tuning the nanoSIMS – primary beam, secondary beam, routine operation

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break - Small Foyer

16:00 - 16:20

Rebeca Lopez-Adams (University of Manchester, UK) –Imaging nitrate-dependent Fe(II) oxidation by a newly isolated As(III)-oxidising bacterium

16:20 - 16:40

Sina Schorn (MPI for Marine Microbiology, GER) –Flow of methane-derived carbon through a microbial community in a stratified lake

16:40 - 17:00

Federica Calabrese (UFZ, GER) –Abiotic factors shaping single-cell metabolic heterogeneity in monoclonal microbial populations

17:00 - 17:20

Peta Clode (University of Western Australia, AUS) - 15N metabolism in the marine photoautotroph, Synechococcus:  Comparing complementary bulk and single-cell level analytical techniques

17:20 - 18:00 Open discussion - Standards in life science
18:00 Dinner - Groundfloor Foyer
19:00 Poster Session - Grounfloor Foyer


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(Program - 8th NanoSIMS User Meeting)



The 8th NanoSIMS user meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology will take place in the Seminar room 4012 on the 4th floor.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Session/ Time


09:00 - 09:45

Katie Moore (University of Manchester, UK) – Keynote Lecture

09:45 - 10:05

Christopher Jones (University of Manchester, UK) –NanoSIMS beam damage to hydrogen trapping sites in zirconium alloys: Development of a damage accumulation model and accompanying experimental results

10:05 - 10:25

Dan Lévy (IMPMC, FRA) –D/H mapping on FIB section of weakly hydrated/hydroxylated material

10:25 - 10:45

Kexue Li (University of Oxford, GBR) –3D-characterization of Cl and Se distributions at interfaces in CdSeTe solar cells using nanoSIMS
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break - Small Foyer
11:15 - 12:00 Michael Wiedenbeck (GFZ, GER) - Keynote Lecture -Calibration challenges for high precision isotope ratio dominations: the perspective from the world of large geometry SIMS
12:00 - 12:20

Silver Sung-Yun Hsiao (Institute of Earth Science, TWN) –Uptake and fractionation of nitrogen stable isotopes in otolith organic materials

12:20 - 12:40 Johann Lugmeier (TU Munich, GER) –Dynamic implant - an approach for homogeneous nanoSIMS pre-implantation for a large measurement field
12:40 - 13:00 Isoji Miyagi (Geological Survey of Japan, JPN) –Estimation of pre-eruptive magmatic depth and physical properties of prenatal caldera volcano: a challenge using EPMA, SIMS, and MELTS
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch - Groundfloor Foyer
14:00 - 14:20 Rong Liu (Western Sydney University, AUS)
14:20- 15:00

transfer to city center (individual)

17:00 - 19:00 City tour – Roland-Statue at Bremer Marktplatz

Dinner – Restaurant Ständige Vertretung


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Session/ Time

Title/ Speaker


Meet at MPI – Groundfloor Foyer

09:00 - 10:00

Lab tours Bruker – Bruker Daltonik GmbH

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break – Groundfloor Foyer

10:30 - 11:30

Lab tours MPI – Groundfloor Foyer


End of meeting


Scientific Program Details

1. Invited talks

  • Prof. Dagmar Woebken – University of Vienna 
  • Prof. Michael Wiedenbeck – GFZ Potsdam 
  • Dr. Katie Moore – The University of Manchester

2. Student & scientist talks
covering topics of Life Science/Geology/Cosmochemistry/Material Science

3. Update on recent nanoSIMS developments by CAMECA (August 21st)

4. Poster session at the MPI Bremen (August 20th)

5. *Tour of mass spectrometry facilities at the MPI Bremen (August 22nd)

6. *Tour of Bruker R&D facilities in Bremen (August 22nd)


Social Events

Included in the registration fee:

  • Get-together dinner at MPI Bremen (August 20th)

Optional (self-supported):

  • *City tour of Bremen (August 21st); cost ca. 5€ p. P. to be paid on-site
  • Dinner at the ‘Ständige Vertretung’ restaurant in the historical center of Bremen (August 21st;

*Note that the events denoted with an asterisk have only a limited number of places available and will be assigned on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis.


Registration & Abstract Submission

Registration opens on April 30th. Regular registration closes on July 13th

Submission of abstract is encouraged with every regular registration. Abstract submission is included in the regular registration fee. All abstracts are automatically considered for oral presentation unless the author(s) request otherwise. Effort will be taken to accommodate all submitted abstracts as oral presentation, if time permits.

From July 15st onwards registration is only possible without abstract submission.


Registration fee

Regular - includes abstract submission (April 30th - July 13th)

90 €
Late Breaker - without abstract (July 15st - August 15th) 100 €


Payment of the registration fee is only possible via bank transfer.

Bank details:

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
c/o Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie

Deutsche Bank AG, München
IBAN DE13 7007 0010 0195 1300 16

Please include your name and the subject 'nanosims-workshop' when submitting payment. You will receive the payment details also with the confirmation email.



For the duration of the workshop, selected hotels will be offering rooms at a reduced rate. Note that this includes a limited number of rooms. The keyword ‘nanosims workshop’ needs to be mentioned at the time of booking.

Atlantic Hotel Universum

Single room, incl. breakfast
€93 per night

walking distance to the MPI

Hotel Munte am Stadtwald

Single room, incl. breakfast
€99 per night

walking distance to the MPI

7things my basic hotel

Single room, incl. breakfast
€67.50 per night

Double room, incl. breakfast
€85 per night

walking distance to the MPI

Intercity Hotel Bremen

Single room, incl. breakfast
€73 per night

close to Bremen main station


Letters of Invitation

Of­fi­ci­al let­ters of in­vi­ta­ti­on, if necessary for administrative reasons, can be sent upon re­quest. If you re­qui­re such a let­ter, plea­se con­tact us at na­no­sims-work­shop@mpi-bre­


Organizing Committee and Contact

Group Leader

Greenhouse Gases Research Group

Dr. Jana Milucka

MPI für Marine Mikrobiologie
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6340

Dr. Jana Milucka


Biogeochemistry Group

Sten Littmann

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6720

Sten Littmann


Biogeochemistry Group

Daniela Tienken

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6402

Daniela Tienken

Biogeochemistry Group

Abiel Kidane

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6050

Abiel Kidane


Biogeochemistry Group

Ulrike Tietjen

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6000

Ulrike Tietjen


Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

tel: +49-421-2028-600
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