About ESAS

European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (ESAS) is the international meeting of scientists to share recent developments, exchange ideas, explore new directions and initiate a possible collaboration in the atomic spectrometry area. Leading scientists and researchers will be invited to present their most up-to-date results at this conference, to exchange exciting ideas and experiences as well as look into future development.
History and Tradition
European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (ESAS) was launched in September 2008 in Weimar, Germany, by merging two important scientific events with a long tradition in the field of atomic spectrometry, namely:
the International Solid Sampling Colloquium (ISSC, since 2004 renamed as Solid Sampling Colloquium with Atomic Spectrometry - SSC), and
the European Furnace Symposium (EFS)
The ISSC was established in 1984 in Wetzlar, Germany, and continued as a biennial event in Europe. The EFS originated in September 1994 in Warsaw, Poland, as the East European Furnace Symposium and since then it has taken place every two years as The European Furnace Symposium together with
the 2nd EFS and 7th ISSC, May 1996, St. Petersburg, Russia;
the 3rd EFS and 8th ISSC, June 1998, Prague, Czech Republic;
the 4th EFS and the 9th ISSC, June 2000, Podbanske, Slovakia;
the 5th EFS and the 10th SSC, September 2002, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria;
the 6th EFS and the 11th SSC, June 2004, Balatonföldvár, Hungary;
the 7th EFS and the 12th SSC, July 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Then followed:
ESAS 2008, September 2008, Weimar, Germany;
ESAS 2010, September 2010, Wroclaw, Poland;
ESAS 2012, October 2012, Tatranská Lomnica, the High Tatras, Slovakia.

Conference Topics

  • Spectroscopy and spectrometry: theory, techniques, trends, development and applications in the analysis of the chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical, industrial and other materials
  • Atomic spectrometry (AAS, AFS, OES, etc.)
  • Molecular spectroscopy (UV-Vis, NMR, Raman, IR, etc.)
  • X-ray spectrometry (EDS, WDS, XRF, PIXE, XANES, EXAFS, etc.)
  • Mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS, ESI MS, MALDI – MS, ICP-MS, TIMS, SIMS, etc.)
  • Instrumental radioanalytical methods (Gamma spectroscopy, NAA, etc.)
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Synchrotron techniques
  • Special spectroscopy techniques
  • Sample preparation and introduction techniques
  • Quality of measurements and metrology
  • Trace and ultratrace analysis
  • Speciation analysis


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CNBC Center

ESAS 2020 will take place in the capital of Poland, in Warsaw. Warsaw - the historic city in the central part of Poland - offers many attractions for tourists. We look forward to welcoming all participants and hope that they will find the friendly atmosphere of the city and the conference inspiring.
Venue: CNBCh UW Headquaters
The University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre is located in Warsaw, in 101 Żwirki i Wigury Street, one of the main transportation arteries of the Ochota District.
“Science practiced at CNBCh UW is not only a desire to solve new riddles of the universe, it is primarily Science for business and environment.” Prof. dr hab. Ewa Bulska.
The University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre (CNBCh UW) was established in 2013, as a result of the implementation of the CENT 3 project co-financed from the funds of the OPIE (Operational Programme Innovative Economy). It serves as a centre for modern technologies by conducting scientific research that are strategically important for economic development, i.e. biotechnology, biomedical technology, chemical sciences, bioinformatics, information technology, nanotechnology, health care analytics, pharmaceutical, new materials used in medicine and industry and other technologies important for the protection of the natural environment. It gathers the most talented young researchers, as well as experienced scientists from diverse disciplines who carry out innovative and interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and chemistry. Thanks to the new laboratory space (over 21 thousand m 2),the purchased equipment (over 500 devices, largely unique on a global scale) and the involvement of both administration employees, scientists and the collaborating employees of the CNBCh University Operators Corps (high-class specialists, dedicated to solving commercial issues), Centre is able to respond to the problems we face in commercialization work, without losing our scientific identity.
The mission of the centre is to support the transfer of knowledge and technology into the economy, while strengthening collaboration between the University of Warsaw and the business sector. Scientific programs of the CNBCh are dedicated to preparation of innovative solutions with practical implementation. Both new research infrastructure and highly specialized scientific personnel, guarantee that innovative studies are conducted at the world class level. On the 18th of August 2014 CNBCh was granted an accreditation of the Polish Centre for Accreditation (AB 1525) for three laboratories: Expert Analytical Centre (LB1), Laboratory of Biogeochemistry and Environmental Conservation (LB2) and Laboratory of Structural and Physicochemical Research. Thanks to this, results obtained in the laboratories of the CNBCh UW are recognized in legally regulated areas, and in EU countries. The laboratories fulfill all the system and technical requirements of the ISO 17025 standard (certificate is valid till 17th of August 2022)..
Main tasks of the center are:

  • creating conditions for the realization of research projects (basic and applied) for employees of the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry;
  • contributing to qualitative and quantitative improvement of research, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and chemistry, and initiating new projects;
  • strengthening the collaboration between the University of Warsaw and the business sector;
  • running specialized laboratories which provide their services to teams and research projects from the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry, other organizational units of the University of Warsaw and its external entities;
  • collaborating with the state and international research facilities;
  • organizing trainings in the framework of scientific fields explored at the CNBCh UW;

Apart from its research activity, the University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre cooperates with external partners, offering them:

  • partnership in basic and applied research projects,
  • scientific collaboration with units from public and private sectors,
  • expert studies and commissioned research,
  • staff training for governmental and local-governmental units, and institutions form various sectors of economy,
  • rental of conference halls and seminar rooms.
  • supporting incubation of innovative enterprises with a biological-chemical (or related)

CNBCh UW cooperate and provide services in the following areas:

  • complex analysis of chemical and biological substances regarding their structure, content and properties (including measurements with accordance to PN-EN ISO/EIC 17025:2005 ensuring the acceptance of results in areas that are regulated by law);
  • research on functional food;
  • archeometry of ancient objects;
  • observation, insight analysis, 3D visualization and reconstruction of wide range of specimens, starting from engineering through biological materials;
  • establishing modern, efficient processes of organic synthesis;
  • environmental analyses and expertise, including i./a.: mycological expertise, monitoring of water quality and biological diversity of the environment, vegetation inventory, creating maps and plans of environmental systems;
  • simulation of protein molecular dynamics, designing new drugs and testing their bio-distribution and metabolism using isotopic and optic imaging techniques;
  • designing and establishing new detectors, bio-detectors and electrode materials, and performing precise electrochemical measurements;
  • establishing new materials, research on new energy sources and methods of its storage (accumulators and batteries, fuel cells) and new methods of electro – trash recycling;
  • testing the relationship between the biopolymer structure and its macroscopic properties, using physio chemically modified proteins as bionanomaterials;
  • testing the physiochemical phenomena occurring at the borders of phases, testing the processes of catalysis and establishing unique catalyzers of chemical processes;
  • radiochemical syntheses, including the enzymatic synthesis of aromatic and aliphatic amino acids and biogenic amines tagged with the hydrogen isotopes;
  • research on pyogenesis, evolution, biogeography and taxonomy of organisms and designing methods of molecular identification;
  • providing incubational space for companies carrying out projects from the border between biology and chemistry;
  • sharing the power of the computing cluster.

CNBCh UW includes the most up-to-date research equipment, among others:
X-ray Diffractometer System Agilent SuperNova, Atomic Force Microscoper Bruker dimension Icon, High Precision Mass Spectrometer Nu Instruments with Multi – Collector, Zeiss FIV-SEM Crossbeam Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscoper FEI Talos with EDS detector, Near Ambient Pressure X-Ray Photoelectron Spectromenter (NAP-XPS) CPEC, PET/SPECT/CT Carestream Albira imaging system for small animal research, Eckert and Ziegler Modular – Lab for radiopharmaceuticals synthesis, Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion Mass Spectrometer, NMR Agilent 400MHz with autosampler, Activio-P11 Automated Peptide Synthesizer, Scribner Associated 850e Fuel Cell Test System, UHPLC Agilent with Mass spectroscoopy detector and Orbitrap, Delta V Isotope Ratio Mass spectrometer, Potenstiostat/Galvanostat with impedance spectrometer 1260 A and adielectric module 1296 A Ametek 1287 A


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Professor Ewa Bulska

Chair of International Organizing Committee

Professor Barbara Wagner

Chair of Local Organizing Committee

European Symposium
on Atomic Spectrometry 2020

Zwirki i Wigury 101
02-087 Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: esas2020@uw.edu.pl