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6. ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, BIOMINERALOGY, HEALTH

EM60G: Environmental mineralogy and geochemistry, Biomineralogy, Health (general session)
Convenors: David VAUGHAN, Anhuai LU, Juraj MAJZLAN, Tsutomu SATO, Vojtěch ETTLER

EM61: Mineralogy of mine wastes and contaminated soil
Convenors
: Dogan PAKTUNC (IMA-CAM), David VAUGHAN (IMA-WGEMG)
Keynote:
Karen HUDSON-EDWARDS
Sponsored by:
IMA Working Group on Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry (IMA-WGEMG) and IMA Commission on Applied Mineralogy (IMA-CAM)
Brief description of the session:

The session aims to bring together researchers to share advances in both the fundamental and applied aspects of mineralogical and geochemical characterization of mine wastes and impacted soil from industrial activities.
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EM62: Contaminated land and sustainable remediation
Convenors
: Laurent CHARLET, Goran KNIEWALD, Tsutomu SATO
Keynote: Peggy O'DAY
Sponsored by: IMA Working Group on Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry (IMA-WGEMG)
Brief description of the session:

This session will highlight recent researches on molecular-scale chemical and biogeochemical processes affecting the mobility of metal, radionuclide and organic contaminants in contaminated land and its assessment, management and remediation.
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EM63: Mineralogy and geochemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle

Convenors
: Rod EWING, Georges CALAS
Invited: Mostafa FAYEK, Laurence GALOISY, Eric L. SONNENTHAL
Sponsored by: IMA Working Group on Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry (IMA-WGEMG)
Brief description of the session:

This symposium examines the environmental impact of the nuclear fuel cycle, including the "front-end" exploration for and mining of uranium and the "back-end" disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste.
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EM64: Biominerals and biomaterials: The interface between geosciences and life sciences
Convenors
: Robert B. HEIMANN, Jaroslav ŠESTÁK, Eugenia VALSAMI-JONES
Keynote:
Maggie CUSACK, Invited: Tadashi KOKUBO
Sponsored by:
IMA Commission on Applied Mineralogy (IMA-CAM)
Brief description of the session:

The session will cover (i) mineralization of shell, bone and teeth, (ii) pathological mineralization in humans, (iii) interaction of living tissue and biomaterial implants, (iv) biomimetic synthesis of advanced materials, and (v) role of mineral surface in the origin of life on earth.
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EM65: Interactions between microorganisms and minerals: From cell to environmental systems
Convenors: Elena HUTCHENS, Karim BENZERARA, Mihály PÓSFAI
Keynote:
Vernon PHOENIX, Invited: Geoff GADD, Conception JIMENEZ LOPEZ
Sponsored by: European Mineralogical Union (EMU)
Brief description of the session:
The aim of this session is to present the latest results on biomineralization and bioweathering processes both in the laboratory and the natural environment from the mineralogist's point of view.
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RELATED CLAY SCIENCE SESSIONS

EM66C6: Clays related to environment and health
Convenors: Tibor NÉMETH, Tomás UNDABEYTIA
Brief description of the session:
The main topics addressed by this session refer to: role of clay minerals in environmental and soil geochemistry; clay - heavy metal, clay - hazardous organic compound interactions; application of clays in waste disposal and environmental contamination management.
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EM67C13: Clay minerals and bio-molecules: From the origin of life to advanced biomedical applications
Convenors: Maria Franca BRIGATTI, Daniele MALFERRARI
Keynote: Giovanni VALDRE
Brief description of the session:
Relationship between clays and origin of life is a matter of discussion. Contributions concerning the ability of clay surfaces to selectively interact with bio-molecules or concerning interaction with organic molecules will thus be appreciated.
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