The XRF-Bone team wishes you a happy new year!
And if your new year’s resolution is to read more papers, check out the early view online version of our newest paper – “Increased zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma tissue measured by confocal synchrotron radiation micro X-ray fluorescence analysis” which will be published in X-Ray Spectrometry.
Our new paper compares a confocal and a color X-ray camera setup. It will be published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. You can already read it online if you follow this link.
Great news from Italy! First of all, the needed improvements were made on our micro-XRF laboratory setup and we are having second wonderful beamtime at X-Ray fluorescence beamline at Elettra Syncrotrone, Trieste, Italy.
What is more, the paper “(Invited) ALD to Prevent Metal Transfer from Implants” (doi: 10.1149/07506.0167ecst), which is the result of collaboration with University of Brescia (Dr. Laura Borgese, Dr. Fabjola Bilo, Dr. Annalisa Zacco, Prof. Elza Bontempi, Dr. Michela Pasquali, Dr. Stefania Federici and Prof. Laura E. Depero) and for which micro-XRF spectrometer at Atominstitut was used, has been published.
successful beamtime = happy team
Our new paper was just published as open access in Materials and you can read it here or you can download the pdf version from our publications page.
We will be measuring bone samples at mySpot (BESSY II, HZB, Berlin, Germany) from 12.9 – 25.9.2016 and we are hoping for a lot of new and exciting results.
After the beamtime, we will be attending 66th Yearly Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society (OEPG2016).
Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society (OEPG2016)
You can meet us at our posters during the poster session on Tuesday 27th of September 17:15 – 19:00 (Boltzmanngasse 5, 3rd floor, in front of Josef-Stefan lecture hall). We will present the following three posters:
PT24: Confocal SR-µXRF measurements of increased Zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma
PT25: Confocal µXRF spectrometer for analysis of 3-dimensional spatial distribution of low to high Z elements
PT26: Total X-ray reflection fluorescence spectrometry analysis of trace elements in tea and herbal infusions
We might be running a little bit late though, as we will be attending the Young-Minds-Session (Tuesday 27th of September from 16:15, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3rd floor, Christian-Doppler lecture hall). A session created for students and as well as laypersons prepared by the ÖPG Young Minds (the representation for students, PhDs and Post-Docs of the Austrian Physical Society). Lectures will be held in German and are free of charge for school classes.
More information about the Young-Minds-Session can be found in the flyer and on the poster below:
ÖPG Young Minds Flyer
ÖPG Young Minds Poster
X-Ray Microscopy Conference 2016
Thanks to everyone who visited our posters in Chicago!
If you did not have a chance to see our work yet, we will be at the X-ray Microscopy Conference in Oxford – 15th to 19th August 2016.
We will present three posters on Monday 15th from 17:00 to 19:00:
Zinc Distribution In Human Bone: SR-Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Imaging of Osteoporotic Samples (S1-P3-05)
Exploitation of μXRF Spectrometer for Bio-imaging (S1-P3-06)
High resolution imaging of metal localization in cancer cells at the B16 beamline at Diamond.
Denver X-ray Conference 2016
We will be at the Denver X-ray Conference, which will take place in Chicago from 1-5 of August 2016.
During the XRF Poster Session on Tuesday evening (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Michigan Room), we are presenting four posters :
F-62 Increased Zinc Accumulation in Mineralized Osteosarcoma Tissue Measured by SR-μXRF Analysis
F-63 Zn Distribution in Healing Osteoporotic Fractures Measured by SR-μXRF Analysis
F-66 Manganese Distribution in Healthy and Osteoporotic Human Bone
F-67 Elemental Imaging on Biodegradable Orthopedic Implants by μXRF
We hope to see you in Chicago!
Visit our talks at this years European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS) in Gothenburg.
European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry 2016
On Monday, 20th of June from 14:30 to 14:45 M. Rauwolf will present our work about the “Zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma tissue determined with confocal SR-μXRF“
and on Tuesday, 21st of June from 13:45 to 14:00 A. Turyanskaya will talk about the “Manganese distribution in antler and human bone by SR-μXRF analysis“.
And don’t forget to have a look at our posters (Poster session 2, Tuesday, 21st of June from 17:15 to 19:00):
We presented two posters at the 43rd Annual European Calcified Tissue Society Congress (ECTS Conference) in Rome (14-17 May 2016):
- P114 Increased Zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma tissue
- P312 Manganese distribution in bone tissue by SR-µXRF
And we are very proud to announce that we won the young investigator poster prize with “Manganese distribution in bone tissue by SR-µXRF”.
ECTS young investigator prize
In the beginning of May we took our micro-XRF lab setup to the Elettra synchrotron in Triest. It was installed at the X-Ray Fluorescence beamline to test if we could use it for synchrotron radiation induced micro-XRF. Our first results looked quite promising.
Setting up the micro-XRF system at Elettra.