1973 – 2008 ISBC CONFERENCES

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Lavoisier Medal & Awards

The Lavoisier Medal

Starting with its VIIth conference the ISBC has presented the Lavoisier Medal to an internationally acknowledged scientist for an outstanding contribution to the development and/or the application of direct calorimetry in biology and medicine (see details in Thermochimica Acta 219, ix).

The obverse of The Lavoisier Medal displays the portrait bust of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) with the legends THE LAVOISIER MEDAL FOR CALORIMETRY and PRESENTED TO while on reverse is the famous Lavoisier ice calorimeter together with the legends ISBC and “THE FIRE OF LIFE” – the title of Max Kleiber’s famous book (London, New York 1961) on biological calorimetry and animal energetics.

Winners of the Lavoisier Medal

1990: Ingemar Wadsö / Lund, Sweden
1992: Richard B. Kemp / Aberystwyth, UK
1994: Lee Hansen / Provo, USA
1997: Ingolf Lamprecht / Berlin, Germany
1999: Anthony E. Beezer / London, UK
2001: Lena Gustafsson / Göteborg, Sweden
2003: Erich Gnaiger / Innsbruck, Austria
2006: Mario Monti / Lund, Sweden

Dubrunfaut Award

In 1996 the Committee decided the Society ought to recognise at appropriate times the contribution to calorimetric studies of non-calorimetrists whose work has had an important influence on developing the field. After much consideration it was decided to adopt the name of Dubrunfaut whose gigantic calorimetric experiment was probably the first measurement of microbial heat production (see Thermochimica Acta 309 (1998) ix)

1997: Edwin Battley / Stony Brook, USA
1999: Urs von Stockar / Lausanne, Switzerland

Conferences & Meetings

ISBC I in 1973
Venue: Chelsea College, London / United Kingdom
Organiser: Anthony Beezer
Title: Problems in Biological Calorimetry

ISBC II in 1974
Venue: Chelsea College, London/ United Kingdom
Organiser: Anthony Beezer
Title: Applications of Microcalorimetry in Biology

ISBC III in 1977
Venue: Bedford College. London /United Kingdom
Organiser: Arthur James
Title: Applications of Microcalorimetry in Biology

ISBC IV in 1980
Venue: Aberystwyth, Wales /United Kingdom
Organiser: Richard Kemp
Title: Calorimetric Developments in Biology

ISBC V in 1984
Venue: Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham / United Kingdom
Organiser: Anthony Beezer
Title: Recent Applications in Biological Microcalorimetry

ISBC VI in 1988
Venue: Schröcken / Austria
Organizer: Erich Gnaiger / Innsbruck
Title: Physiological and Biochemical Microcalorimetry

ISBC VII in 1990
Venue: Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham / United Kingdom
Organizer: Anthony Beezer
Title: Biological Calorimetry

ISBC VIII in 1992
Venue: Gulmarsstrand / Sweden
Organizer: Lena Gustafsson / Göteborg
Title: Calorimetry and Thermodynamics of Biological Processes

ISBC IX in 1994
Venue: Schmerwitz / Germany
Organizer: Ingolf Lamprecht / Berlin
Title: Calorimetric and Thermodynamic Studies in Biology

ISBC X in 1997
Venue: Monte Verita, Ascona / Switzerland
Organizer: Urs von Stockar / Lausanne
Title: Biothermodynamics: from Human Beings to Molecules

ISBC XI in 1999
Venue: Alta, Provo /Utah, USA
Organizer: Lee Hansen / Provo
Title: Biothermodynamics: Molecular, Organismal and Ecological

ISBC XII in 2001
Venue: Santiago de Compostela / Spain
Organizer: Lisardo Núñez Regueira
Title: Calorimetry: A Tool in Health and Environmental Studies

ISBC XIII in 2003
Venue: Veitshöchheim / Germany
Organizer: Dominique Singer / Würzburg
Title: Energetics of Adaptation and Development – From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Practice

ISBC XIV in 2006
Venue: Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia / Poland
Organizer: Monika Normant / Gdansk
Title: Heat Exchange and Energy Transformations in Living Systems and Biological Materials

ISBC XV in 2008
Venue: Pécs / Hungary
Organizer: Dénes Lõrinczy / Pécs
Title: Perspectives in Biocalorimetry
Workshop on environmental calorimetry: The Role of the calorimetric measurement of energy flows to achieve the Kyoto Protocol and secure energy resources.

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Conference Proceedings

ISBC VII / 1990
Biological Chemistry
Thermochimica Acta 172, 1-271 (1990).
(Editors: R.B. Kemp and A. Schön)

ISBC VIII / 1992
Calorimetry and Thermodynamics of Biological Processes
Pure and Applied Chemistry 65, No. 9, 1875-2002 (1993).
(Editors: L. Gustafsson, R.B. Kemp and E. Gnaiger)

ISBC IX / 1994
Calorimetric and Thermodynamic Studies in Biology
Thermochimica Acta 250 1-381 and 251, 1-402 (1995).
(Editors: R.B. Kemp and B. Schaarschmidt)

ISBC X / 1997
Biothermodynamics: from Human Beings to Molecules
Thermochimica Acta 309, 1-201 (1998).
(Editors: R.B. Kemp, L.D. Hansen, I. Lamprecht and U. Von Stockar)
The cover image, 401 Kb

ISBC XI / 1999
Biothermodynamics: Molecular, Organismal and Ecological
Thermochimica Acta 349, 1-184 (2000).
(Editor: L.D. Hansen)
The cover image, 362 Kb

ISBC XII / 2001
Calorimetry: A Tool in Health and Environmental Studies
Thermochimica Acta 394, 1-338 (2002).
(L. Núñez Regueira, I. Lamprecht and G. Rialdi)
The cover image, 391 Kb

ISBC XIII / 2003
Energetics of Adaptation and Development:
From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Practice
Thermochimica Acta 422, 1-130 (2004).
(Editors: R.B. Kemp, I. Lamprecht and D. Singer)

ISBC XIV / 2006
Heat exchange and energy transformations in living systems
and biological materials
Thermochimica Acta 458, 1-170 (2007).
(Editors: R.B. Kemp, I. Lamprecht and M. Normant)

ISBC XV / 2008
Perspectives in Biocalorimetry
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry