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June 2022


N. Vigier, Le lithium: un métal essentiel dans la transition énergétique, mais pour quel impact environnemental ? Conference Océan21 festival, organised by the city of Nice, for a large public


Sept. 2022


N. Vigier, Le lithium dans tous ses états : un métal d’importance stratégique et scientifique, Conference La Science Pour tous 06, Villefranche-sur-Mer (conference for large public on lithium as a scientific tracer and a strategic trace metal)




Dec 2021


Adopt-a-Float Conference for college and school teachers, Lithium : a metal of scientific and strategic importance, Nathalie Vigier


Nov 2021


Adopt-a-Float Conference for college and school teachers, Chemical Composition of the Ocean and its links with the climate, Nathalie Vigie


Evening conference for the general public given by Nathalie Vigier at the city of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, La Science pour tous 06: Lithium in all its states


Oct. 2021


Our team has been selected by THALAS to participate to their oceanic expedition for meeting scholars and "heroes" fighting for ocean preservation worldwide. They took our scientific protocole on board for collecting many marine samples in the Mediterranean Sea first, and in one year from now, from allover the world during 5 years.

See their Website and Application for more information :



Jan. 2021


You can find online 3 videos (in french) explaining our ISO2MET methods and results for the large public (the french Fete de la Science targetting pupils and families), thanks to a great implication of Fanny Thibon and Lucas Weppe:


1: L’impact du lithium sur les organismes marins

2: Visitez la salle blanche et assistez à une préparation chimique

3: Visitez la salle de spectromètre de masse et découvrez les mesures isotopiques




Feb 2020


17/02- The ANR ISO2MET becomes officially associated to CULTURE OCEAN, through its project with a Biology teacher in a local Lycee. More soon !



Dec. 2019


3/12 - The ISO2MET website is online !


4/12 - Our collaborative work on the News of the CNRS-INSU web site


5/12 - Interview at the BBC Radio World Service about anthropogenic lithium in waters : "Science in Action", 27'32''


5/12 - Highlight in Nature Asia


16/12 - News in IMEV website of the Villefranche Sea Institute



Oct. 2019


5-6/10 - An ISO2MET booth at the « Fête de la Science » at Villefranche-sur-Mer: explaining through interactive posters the anthropogenic use of lithium, the ecotoxicology of trace metals in marine environment, and the innovating isotope techniques that we develop in the ANR ISO2MET project, Fanny Thibon


9/10 - Participating at the « Women & Science » (#desELLESpourlaSCIENCE) at the CIV Valbonne, organised by the CNRS, and presenting the thematics of the ANR ISO2MET and Oceanography to high school girls



Sept. 2019


16/09 - Visit at the LOV of a deputy representing Alpes-Maritimes region at the French National Assembly - “Monitoring Trace Metals and Lithium in the Environment and ANR project ISO2MET”, Oral communication, Nathalie Vigier



May 2019


The twitter account for the ISO2MET project is online, follow us!



March 2019


The ISO2MET consortium in the News feed of our Research Federation (IMEV, ex OOV)





Thibon F, Weppe L, Churlaud C, Lacoue-Labarthe T, Gasparini S, Cherel Y, Bustamante P and Vigier N (2023), Lithium isotopes in marine food webs: Effect of ecological and environmental parameters. Front. Environ. Chem. 3:1060651. doi: 10.3389/fenvc.2022.1060651

Poet M.,Vigier N., Bouret Y., Jarretou G., Bendahhou S., Montanes M., Thibon F., Counillon L., Biological fractionation of lithium isotopes by cellular Na+/H+ exchangers unravels fundamental transport mechanisms, bioRxiv 2022.10.06.510772; doi: 10.1101/2022.10.06.510772. (Also in major revision at iScience)

Thibon F. , Goedert J. , Séon N. , Weppe L. , Martin J. E. , Amiot R. , Adnet S. , Lambert O. , Bustamante P., Lécuyer C., Vigier N. (2022) The ecology of modern and fossil vertebrates revisited by lithium isotopes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 599, 117840, doi: /10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117840

Araújo D.F., Knoery J. , Briant N. , Vigier N. , Ponzevera E. (2022) ”Non-traditional” stable isotopes applied to the study of trace metal contaminants in anthropized marine environments, Marine Pollution Bulletin 175, 113398

Thibon F., Weppe L., Montanes M., Telouk P., Vigier N. (2021) Lithium isotopic composition of the organic-rich reference materials TORT-2, DORM-2, TORT-3, DORM-4, SRM-1400 and ERM-CE278k, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 36, 1381-1388 doi: 10.1039/D1JA00045D.

Thibon F., Metian M., Oberhaensli F., Montanes M., Vasileva E., Orani A-M,Telouk P., Swarzenski P. and Vigier N. (2021) Bioaccumulation of lithium isotopes in mussels and implications for coastal environments, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00045

Thibon F. & Weppe L., Vigier N., Churlaud C., Lacoue-Labarthe T., Metian M., Cherel Y., Bustamante P. (2020) Large-scale survey of lithium concentrations in marine organisms, Sc. Of the Total Environment, 141453, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141453


Choi H., Ryu J-S, Shin W., Vigier N (2019) The impact of anthropogenic inputs on lithium content in river and tap water, Nature Communications 10, 5371, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13376-y



Vigier N., Lithium: a metal of importance in the energetic transition, Invited Conference, POET Workshop, GDR OMER, France, Oct 2022


Goldschmidt Conference, 2022, Hawaii, USA : Nathalie Vigier, Chair and Convenor of the session untitled " Novel techniques and Applications of Metals & Their Isotopes: From Environment to Human biology"


Vigier N., Wepp L., Tilliette C., Chavagnac V., Boulart C., Thibon F., Lombard F., Montanes M., Guieu C., Bonnet C., Impact of shallow hydrothermalism on lithium content and lithium isotope composition of marine plankton, Goldschmidt Conference, 2022, Hawaii, USA, oral presentation


February 2022


Vigier N., Weppe L., Tilliette C., Chavagnac V., Boulard C., Thibon F., Lombard F., Montanès M., Guieu C., Bonnet S. (2022) , Lithium concentration and Li isotope composition of plankton from the Tonga volcanic arc: influence of shallow hydrothermal fluids , ASLO-Ocean Science Meeting 2022, Talk


June 2021



Nathalie Vigier, Fanny Thibon, Paco Bustamante, Laurent Counillon, Marc Metian, Philippe Telouk and ISO2MET Team, Biological fractionations of lithium isotopes, Goldschmidt Conference 2021, Talk


Fanny Thibon, Lucas Weppe, Paco Bustamante, François Oberhänsli, Marc Metian, Carine Churlaud, Maryline Montanes, Thomas Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe Telouk, Yves Cherel and Nathalie Vigier, Lithium isotopes in marine food webs, Goldschmidt Conference 2021, Talk


Lucas Weppe, Fanny Thibon, Maryline Montanes, Philippe Telouk, Aurelien Viscardi and Nathalie Vigier, Lithium isotopic composition of biological reference materials and automated Li separation using PrepFAST MCTM, Goldschmidt Conference 2021, poster, flash talk


Dongyu Chen, Fanny Thibon, Lucas Weppe, Axel Felbacq, Nathalie Vigier, Exploring the role of environmental and ecological parameters on lithium isotope composition of marine carbonates, Goldschmidt Conference 2021, Poster, Flash talk


June 2020


21-26 / 06 - Participation to the Goldchmidt Conference, USA, Hawaii. Recorded talks and published abstracts:


Thibon F, Weppe L, Bustamante P, Oberhänsli F, Métian M, Churlaud C, Montanes M, Lacoue-Labarthe T, Cherel Y & Vigier N

Novel Application of Lithium and its Isotopes in Marine Ecotoxicology, Goldschmidt Conference, oral presentation


Vigier N, Comeau S, Counillon L, McCulloch M & Rodolfo-Metalpa R, Lithium Isotope Composition of Scleratinian Corals is Sensitive to Internal pH Regulation , Goldschmidt Conference, oral presentation

Feb 2020

10/02 - 1st year ISO2MET meeting at IAEA-EL in Monaco: Results & Perspectives - All participants are present, either in Monaco or through Visio conferences. 9 oral communications



Nov 2019



Mallorie Poët, Yann Bouret, Gisèle Jarretou, Vincent Balter, Nathalie Vigier and Laurent Counillon, Na+/H+ Exchangers perform isotopic fractionation, Modelife Annual Meeting,, Mandelieu, 5- 6 Novembre 2010


Oct 2019



02/10 - Laurent Counillon, The SLC9A-C mammalian Na+/H+ exchanger family: from molecular mechanism to physiology, 7th SIPF-SIF International Workshop on: Structure and Function of Ion Channels and Transporters, Sestri Levante (Genova, Italy), 2019, Plenary lecture


04/10 – Metallo-Mix seminar at CNRS Paris – Stable isotopes of trace metals, Nathalie Vigier, oral communication



Sept 2019

26/09 - Mallorie Poët, Yann Bouret, Gisèle Jarretou, Vincent Balter, Nathalie Vigier and Laurent Counillon, Ionic Transport and isotope fractionation, 20rd Congress of the French Group in bioenergetics, Autrans, 2019. Oral communication.


July 2019

25/07 - Mallorie Poët, Yann Bouret, Gisèle Jarretou, Vincent Balter, Nathalie Vigier and Laurent Counillon, Na+/H+ Exchangers Perform Isotopic Fractionation of Transported Cations, The 17th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology, Kyoto (Japan), 2019


June 2019


05/06 – ANR TONGA kickoff meeting – Lithium isotopes and ISO2MET sampling strategy for planktonic species – Nathalie Vigier


18/06 - LOV annual laboratory seminar – Isotopes of trace metals and marine metabolism – Nathalie Vigier, presentation of first ISO2MET results



May 2019


02/05 - APERO-CHOC meeting – ANR ISO2MET objectives and first results, Nathalie Vigier, Oral communication to the team “Chemistry – Ocean – Climate” of the LOV laboratory



March 2019


15/03 - ECOMERS / LOV thematic day – Non-traditional isotopes and the ANR ISO2MET project, objectives and first results – Nathalie Vigier, oral communication


22/03 - Participation to the “Sustainable Developpement and Research” seminar, Sophia-Antipolis. The ANR ISO2MET project, Nathalie Vigier, oral communication



Feb 2019

06/02- Kickoff meeting in Paris of all ANR projects of CE34 panel (Contaminants, Ecosystems and Health) – oral communication of the ISO2MET objectives and strategy, Nathalie Vigier


28/02- Kickoff meeting of ISO2MET at the LOV in Villefranche. All partners are present – 10 oral communications covering every field of the project: Laurent Counillon, Paco Bustamante, Nathalie Vigier, Steeve Comeau, Thomas Lacoue-Labarthe, Marc Métian, Philippe Télouk, Christophe Migon, Fabien Lombard



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