The next International Meeting will be held in Raleigh (USA) in June 12, 2022 – June 16, 2022.
Previous International Isotope Conferences
Following the series of symposia organized in the 1960’s concerning Isotopically Labelled Compounds it was decided in the early 1980’s that it would an opportune moment to organize further meetings on this topic and in 1982 in Kansas City the first in a new series on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopically Labelled Compounds was organized. The organizers were Alex Susan and Bill Duncan.
By popular request another meeting was held again in Kansas City in 1985 where Professor Melvin Calvin, Nobel Prize winner, gave a memorable after dinner speech. Following this meeting he agreed that the newly formed International Isotope Society could use his name for their prodigious Melvin Calvin Award of which he was the first recipient.
The next International Meeting and the first to be organized by the International Isotope Society was in 1988 in Innsbruck and the organizers were Tony Evans, John Jones and Tom Baillie. Henceforward the conference place switched between North America and Europe. The next one was held in Toronto in 1991 organized by Erwin Buncel and George Kabalka, then in 1994 in Strasbourg organized by John Allen and Rolf Voges. The main focus of the conferences remained the same over the years – synthesis and applications of isotopes and isotopically labelled compounds.
The next conference was held in 1997 in Philadelphia organized by Dick Heys and David Melillo. Back in Europe the conference was organised for the first time in Germany in Dresden by Rolf Voges and Ulrich Pleiss in 2000. The boat trip on the Elbe and the evening firework was hardly forgotten. In 2003 Crist Filer, Keith McCarthy and Dennis Dean took over the organisation and moved the conference to Boston. In 2006 the conference was hosted for the first time by the UK chapter personalized by Ken Lawrie and Bill Lockley who chose Edinburgh as conference place.
In 2009 the meeting took place in the Hilton in Chicago and was organized by John Kennington, Gary Rotert and Brad Maxwell. 2012 the conference moved back to Europe and was organized by Jens Atzrodt, Volker Derdau and John Allen. It was the first time that the conference took place in an university location which reduced the costs and was also adjusting to the lower numbers of participants.
|1982||Kansas City (USA)||Alex Susan, Bill Duncan|
|1985||Kansas City (USA)||Alex Susan, Bill Duncan|
|1988||Innsbruck (Austria)||Tony Evans, John Jones, Tom Baillie|
|1991||Toronto (Canada)||Erwin Buncel, George Kabalka|
|1994||Strasbourg (France)||John Allen, Rolf Voges|
|1997||Philadelphia (USA)||Dick Heys, David Melillo|
|2000||Dresden (Germany)||Rolf Voges, Ulrich Pleiss|
|2003||Boston (USA)||Crist Filer, Keith McCarthy, Dennis Dean|
|2006||Edinburgh (GB)||Ken Lawrie, Bill Lockley|
|2009||Chicago (USA)||John Kennington, Gary Rotert and Brad Maxwell|
|2012||Heidelberg (Germany)||Jens Atzrodt, Volker Derdau, John Allen|
|2015||Princeton (USA)||David Hesk, Caroline Lavey|
|2018||Prague (Czech Republique)||Tomas Elbert|
|2021||Raleigh (USA)||Bruce McKillican|
In 2015 the conference was held in Princeton University organized by David Hesk and Caroline Lavey. Three years later the organization was again in the hand of an IIS-CED member, Tomas Elbert, and took place in Prague. The next meeting will be organized by Bruce McKillican in Raleigh.
In this regards the IIS-CED really wants to thank their members for the strong commitment and footprint in the international IIS organization. Especially we want to emphasize the responsibility to host the meetings in Strasbourg (1994), Dresden (2000), Heidelberg (2012) and Prague (2018).