International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances • ISPTS Leipzig | 11–14 October 2016

The International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances (ISPTS) series aims to provide a platform for scientists working on PTS around the globe to discuss and exchange information on the most recent findings, innovative theories, frameworks, and methodologies in PTS research. The symposia covers interdisciplinary topics of significance, ranging from analytical chemistry and the characterization of PTS to environmental fate and eco-toxicology.

Building on the great success of the eleven IS PTS held annually since 2004, the 13th IS PTS will be held at the Leipziger KUBUS on the Science Campus in Leipzig on 11–14 October 2016. It will be co-organized by the following partners:

  • Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, and the
  • State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The IS PTS 2016 will provide a valuable opportunity for environmental science researchers and students from around the world to interact and exchange research ideas and contribute to a global understanding of PTS. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome your participation and thank you in advance for contributing to this exciting Symposium.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leipzig!


Matthias Kästner

on behalf of the organizers