Dear Subscriber !

Welcome to the December issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter.

Traditionally we use the last Speciation Newsletter of the year to review the activities of EVISA during the passing year.

First we would like to thank all of you for your fidelity. Our user community is steadily growing and the number of visits of our website has been tripled during this year to about 20,000 visits/month. Not too bad for a server related to a very special scientific discipline !

We continously updated the information available throught the EVISA database system and the News & Event pages. Alltogether, the available content has meanwhile surpassed 10,000 pages. We also improved the access to the information by making use of modern (Web 2.0) internet technology (see our report).

We also have to thank our sponsors. Without their ongoing support such a service could not be maintained. Fortunately we were able to increase the number of supporting companies and we hope that the quality of our service will convince others to join the club.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2008.

Your EVISA team


EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

Three years EVISA Newsletter - Four years EVISA website - Time to take stock
Three years serving you with the EVISA Speciation Newsletter and four years of operating the EVISA web site, this is a good reason to proudly look back for a short moment.

EVISA's Link Database: A very versatile information source
Information about element species available on the Internet is not very easy to access via conventional text-based search engines. The reason is very simple: The term "speciation" is used in different sciences such as biology and chemistry and cannot easily be differentiated by these engines. Google will announce more than 4 Million hits for speciation and even "speciation analaysis" will result in more than 1.7 Million hits. Unfortunately, only a small part of these hits is really related to elemental speciation. As a cure to this problem, EVISA provides a Link-Database, giving direct access to relevant information available on the internet.

With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.
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Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.

Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Termecula, California
Date: 06.01.2008 - 12.01.2008

Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Date: 22.01.2008 - 23.01.2008

Location: Geilo, Norway
Date: 27.01.2008 - 31.01.2008

HTC-10 & ExTech-10
Location: Site Oud Sint-Jan, Bruges (Belgium)
Date: 28.01.2008 - 01.02.2008

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: 02.03.2008 - 07.03.2008

Currently there is no short course scheduled. However, EVISA and its members are able to organize short courses upon request from customers.
If you are interested in training, please directly contact EVISA.


EVISA provides information about open positions for Ph.D. students, PostDocs and permanent staff in the field of speciation. Looking to fill a vacancy or needing a new career challenge? Either way this service is FREE. Many laboratories and research facilities (from Greenland to Crete) have already found their highly educated stuff through this service by EVISA. If you would like to post an open position here, please contact us at info@speciation.net !


National Oceanograpy Centre, Southampton: Iron biogeochemistry and ocean acidification


Marie Curie Research Training Network on Geogenic Chemicals in Groundwaters and Soils
AquaTRAIN is inviting applications for 12 early stage researcher posts (all of which may lead to the award of a PhD or European PhD) and for 3 experienced researcher (post-doctoral research assistant) posts.

The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK: Speciation of U and Th in groundwater
The Department of Earth Sciences at The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK) has an open position for a PHD student in the project "Speciation of U and Th in groundwater: challenging ‘established wisdom’ in U-series dating of authigenic minerals".


Trent University: Selenium speciation in sediments and its impact on mercury availability
The Metalloid Speciation & Geochemistry research group at Trent University is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to study selenium speciation in sediments, and the mechanisms of selenium interaction with mercury. Through funding from industrial stakeholders, we will investigate the mobility and fate of selenium deposited in sediments, and how the encountered selenium species might interact with simultaneously present mercury species, using state-of-the-art analytical speciation methods in combination with geochemical laboratory and field experiments.

Marie Curie Research Training Network on Geogenic Chemicals in Groundwaters and Soils
AquaTRAIN is inviting applications for 12 early stage researcher posts (all of which may lead to the award of a PhD or European PhD) and for 3 experienced researcher (post-doctoral research assistant) posts.

Trent University: Selenium speciation in flue gas scrubber waters
The Metalloid Speciation & Geochemistry research group at Trent University is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to study selenium speciation in flue gas scrubber waters at coal-fired power plants. Through funding from industrial stakeholders, we will identify and quantify major Se species in these process waters, using state-of-the-art analytical speciation methods in combination with geochemical and synthetic laboratory experiments.

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University NL, Postdoc position in ECODIS
We are looking for a candidate with (i) an internationally acknowledged PhD in environmental analytical/physical chemistry, (ii) experience with dynamic speciation methodology, and (iii) knowledge of bioaccumulation processes.


RIKILT Institute of Food Safety (NL): Project manager Radio chemicals and Element analysis (F/M)
The RIKILT Institute for Food Safety (Wageningen, NL) seeks for a Project Manager Radio Chemicals and Element Analysis for its Business Unit Analytical services & Development

Agilent Technologies, Delaware, USA: ICP-MS Applications Chemist
Agilent is again expanding its North American ICP-MS Team and has a vacancy for an ICP-MS Applications Chemist. The successful applicant will join Agilent’s highly motivated and successful team of ICP-MS applications chemists supporting Agilent's North American Life Science Chemical Analysis ICP-MS business.

Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC: Project Coordinator
Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC is hiring for the position of Project Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include report generation, data validation, and supporting senior project managers with regards to various scientific and administrative duties.

Actlabs, Ancaster, Canada: Analytical supervisor and laboratory technicians
Activation Laboratories Ltd (Actlabs) has a number of openings in its ICP/MS and ICP/OES departments. Actlabs positions are in its Ancaster, Ontario, Canada laboratory (suburb of Hamilton and 80 km west of Toronto).

UC Davis Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry: Full-time support of an MC-ICP-MS instrument
The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry announces an immediate opening for a full-time technical position in support of the Multicollector Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICPMS).


EVISA's directory of scientist is a versatile tool to facilitate contact with scientists in the field of speciation and related sciences. The directory is fully searchable for names, addresses, research topics etc.  You should bookmark this directory as an always up-to-date address book. (In order to hinder SPAM robots for collecting the E-mail accounts, we hide them in a special format).

More than 250 active scientists in the field of speciation analysis already joined the directory. Join this great directory that is extensively linked to all tye of other information on this site, such as homepages, conferences and literature.

If your entry is still missing in this directory, please contact us at info@speciation.net.


EVISA'S discussion forum provides an open room to talk, to reach others with similar interests, and to find answers to your burning questions. goto forum


EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 1450 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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