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Promotion Plan for the International Conference on
Environmental Specimen Banks (ICESB) 2021

1. Outline

Event Date
September 28 (Tue) - 30 (Thu), 2021 (3 days)
Event Venue
Incheon, Republic of Korea (Virtual meeting)
Executing Institution
The National Environmental Specimen Bank , National Institute of Environmental Research, Korea
Content Composition
A total of 8 Session (7 main session and poster session)
Session Composition
Content Session
Theme 1
(From the past)
ESB Operation Quality Control and Data Management
Theme 2
(Through the present)
Environmental Monitoring Risk Assessment Policy
Theme 3
(Towards the future)
New Issue (Analysis, Technology and Approaches) Communication and Cooperation

2. Detailed Schedule (plan)

International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks 2021 Program 9/28(Tue)-29(Wed)
*Korea Time Zone (GMT-9)
Section Time Contents
Opening
Ceremony
20:00~20:05 5' Opening
20:05-20:10 5' Opening Remarks Yoon-Seok Chang (President of National Institute of Environmental Research, Republic of Korea)
20:10-20:15 5' Congratulatory Messages Suzanne Faxneld (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden)
20:15-20:18 3' Commemorative Photograph
20:18-20:25 7' Theme Video Presentation (ESB and ICESB)
20:25-21:05 40' Keynote Speech Jan Koschorreck (German Environment Agency, Germany)
How can we shape the future of environmental specimen banking together?
21:05-21:10 5' Break
Session 1
ESB Operation
21:10-22:45 95' ESB Operation
Moderator: Jangho Lee (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
21:10-21:25 15' Keynote Speech Xiang-Zhou Meng (Tongji University, China)
Historical development and future perspectives of Environmental Specimen Bank in China
21:25-21:40 15' Presentation 1 Heinz Ruedel (Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Germany)
Preparation of samples for the long-term storage in the German environmental specimen bank archive
21:40-21:55 15' Presentation 2 Jihun Kim (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
Library of Marine Samples (LIMS) : An unique Korean marine sample repository facility
21:55-22:10 15' Presentation 3 Sara Danielsson (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden)
The Swedish Environmental Specimen Bank
22:10-22:25 15' Presentation 4 Jangho Lee (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
Operation of National Environmental Specimen Bank in Korea
22:25-22:45 20' Discussion and Q&A
22:45-22:55 10' Break
Session 2
Quality Control and Data Management
22:55-24:35 95' Quality control and Data management
Moderator: Sara Danielsson (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden)
22:55-23:10 15' Keynote Speech Rebecca S. Pugh (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
A quality management system: quality Assurance/quality control (QA/QC) activities of the NIST biorepository
23:10-23:25 15' Presentation 1 Diana Teubner (Trier University, Germany)
Long-term quality assurance in changing environment
23:25-23:40 15' Presentation 2 Soo Yong Lee (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
In-house reference material of total mercury in black-tailed gull eggs
23:40-23:55 15' Presentation 3 Catherine GALY (Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs, France)
Looking for an efficient QC strategy for the Andra’s ESB : challenges and perspectives
23:55-24:10 15' Presentation 4 Stacy S. Schuur (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
Integrating the north pacific through two decades of banking seabird eggs
24:10-24:30 20' Discussion and Q&A
24:30-24:40 10' Break
Session 3
Environmental Monitoring
24:40-02:15 95' Environmental monitoring
Moderator: Jeong-Eun Oh (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea)
24:40-24:55 15' Presentation 1 Marco Grotti (University of Genoa, Italy)
Retrospective biomonitoring of chemical contamination in Antarctic coastal waters by environmental specimen banking
24:55-01:10 15' Presentation 2 Min-Kyu Park (National Institute of Environmental Research, Republic of Korea)
Contamination levels and patterns of persistent organic pollutants in tree leaves from Korean forests
01:10-01:25 15' Presentation 3 Elisabeth Nyberg (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden)
Snapshots of studies on material from the Swedish Environmental Specimen Bank
01:25-01:40 15' Presentation 4 Bernd Göckener (Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Germany)
Trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their precursors in suspended particulate matter from German rivers: target analysis and TOP assay
01:40-02:00 20' Discussion and Q&A
02:00-02:10 10' Introduction to organizer
International Conference on Environmental Specimen Banks 2021 Program 9/29(Wed)-30(Thu)
*Korea Time Zone (GMT-9)
Section Time Contents
Session 4
Risk Assessment
20:00~20:50 110' Risk Assessment
Moderator: Dong-Ha Nam (Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea)
                        Ionan MARIGOMEZ (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
20:00-20:15 15' Keynote Speech
PART A
Hisato Iwata (Ehime University, Japan)
Application of cryopreserved samples in Ehime University’s Environmental Specimen Bank (es-BANK) to ecotoxicological study
20:15-20:30 15' Keynote Speech
PART B
Ionan Marigomez (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
The potential of ESB dry archives (tissue blocks, mineralised tissues) for retrospective studies of pollution effects and emerging environmental threats
20:30-20:45 15' Presentation 1 Rui Wang (Tongji University, China)
How algal density control metal bioaccumulation in planktonic food webs in anthropogenic-impacted lakes in the Yangtze River Delta, China
20:45-21:00 15' Presentation 2 Verena Kosfeld (Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Germany)
Food web on ice: A pragmatic approach to investigate the trophic magnification of chemicals of concern and its application
21:00-21:15 15' Presentation 3 Zhenyang Yu (Tongji University, China)
Biomarkers for obesogenic effects of environmental pollutants: re-recognition of hidden data.
21:15-21:35 20' Discussion and Q&A
21:35-21:45 10' Break
Session 5
New Issues (Analysis, Technology and Approaches)
21:45-23:45 120' New Issues (Analysis, Technology and Approaches)
Moderator: Hyo – Bang Moon (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
21:45-22:00 15' Keynote Speech
PART A
Eunha Hoh (School of Public Health, San Diego State University, USA)
Non-targeted screening of marine sentinel species: Newly identified persistent pollutants
22:00-22:15 15' Keynote Speech
PART B
Robert James Letcher (Government of Canada, Canada)
Spatiotemporal distribution and factors that can affect legacy and new chemical contaminants in polar bears and the critical role of specimen banking
22:15-22:30 15' Presentation 1 Ina Fettig (German Environment Agency, Germany)
Online database and analysis platform for NTS data for environmental monitoring
22:30-22:45 15' Presentation 2 Jung-Keun Oh (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
Occurrence of Microplastics and long-term distributions of Phthalate esters in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Han River in Korea
22:45-23:00 15' Presentation 3 Tana V McDaniel (Government of Canada, Canada)
Temporal trends in per and polyfluoroalkyl substances in top predatory fish from the laurentian great lakes
23:00-23:15 15' Presentation 4 Henrik Krehenwinkel (Trier University, Germany)
eDNA-metabarcoding from leaf samples of the German Environmental Specimen Bank allows the retrospective monitoring of plant-associated arthropod communities
23:15-23:30 15' Presentation 5 Charlotte Wesch (Trier University, Germany)
Growth responses of bream (Abramis brama): About the high value of biometry for monitoring long-term changes of environmental quality
23:30-23:45 15' Discussion and Q&A
23:45-23:55 10' Break
Session 6
Policy
23:55-01:40 105' Policy
Moderator: David Chung (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
23:55-24:10 15' Keynote Speech Timo Pekka Seppälä (Finnish Environment Institute,Finland)
Use of measured data on chemicals and specimen banks in the Stockholm Convention on POPs
24:10-24:25 15' Presentation 1 Shibata Yasuyuki (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
ESB as an indispensable tool to support international chemicals / wastes management
24:25-24:40 15' Presentation 2 Hyunjeong Kim (National Institute of Environmental Research, Republic of Korea)
POPs management policies in Korea
24:40-24:55 15' Presentation 3 Jeung-sun Lee (Korea Environment Corporation, Republic of Korea)
POPs monitoring of PCDD/DFs and perfluorinated compounds(PFCs) in Republic of Korea
24:55-01:05 10' Presentation 4 David Chung (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
The effort of NESB for legal basis
01:05-01:15 10' Presentation 5 Tana V McDaniel (Government of Canada, Canada)
Environmental specimen banks and contamination assessment, management and regulation in Canada
01:15-01:25 10' Presentation 6 Jan Koschorreck (German Environment Agency, Germany)
ESBs in support of chemicals management
01:25-01:40 15' Discussion and Q&A
01:40-01:50 10' Break
Session 7
Communication and Cooperation
01:50-02:55 65' Communication and cooperation
Moderator: Jinwon Seo (National Environmental Specimen Bank, NIER, Republic of Korea)
Discussion and Q&A
Special Topic Discussion: Inter-ESB Collaboration / International Convention Collaboration

1. Our role in International Conventions (e.g. Stockholm Convention)
2. Information Sharing and Networking
3. Activation of regular meetings
4. Publish a biennial IESB brochure (e.g. reports)
Closing Ceremony 02:55-03:00 5' Break
03:00-03:10 10' Presentation of the next event country
03:10-03:15 5' Chair’s summary
03:15-03:17 2' Closing Declaration

3. Oral Session & Poster Session Contents

Session Item Description
Session 1 ESB Operation · Status of operation (sampling and storage) and management (analysis items, guidelines, etc.) of ESBs in each country · keyword: Legal basis for ESB operation, History, Sampling, Pre-treatment, Storage, Analysis items, SOP, Parceling & disposal of sample
Session 2 Quality Control (QA/QC) and Data Management · QA/QC for securing stability of ESB specimens in the process of sampling, pre-treatment, and storing · keyword: Blank/Contamination control, Technical process related to specimen storage, troubleshooting etc. · Management of ESB specimen information and analytical results for various environmental pollutants from bio-samples · keyword: Database, Specimen information, Statistical processing etc.
Session 3 Environmental Monitoring · Analysis and spatiotemporal distribution of environmental pollutants in bio-samples (including ecological/human specimens) · keyword: Retrospective analysis, POPs, Heavy metals, Bio-sample
Session 4 Risk Assessment · Sampling and storage of sample considering the biological food web and risk assessment · keyword: Food chains, Exposure assessment, Bio-markers
Session 5 New Issue (Analysis, Technology, and Approaches) · Analysis and spatiotemporal distribution of new contaminants in ESB specimens or environmental samples · keyword: NORMAN, Emerging POPs, Microplastics, Metabolites, PFAS, CPs, Nanomaterials etc. · A new approach to the acquisition, utilization and management of information obtained from ESB specimens · keyword: NTS, e-DNA, Genetic analysis etc.
Session 6 Policy · Direction of ESB in international norms, roles and efforts (program design, etc.) of ESB to establish the regulations/standards at the (inter)national level · keyword: International regulations, Policy-making, Relevant convention
Session 7 Communication and Cooperation · How can cooperation between ESBs be strengthened for the chemical safety management of bio-samples from a global perspective? · keyword: Regional Governance, Stockholm Convention, Pilot Project, Chemical Safety Management