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

The essentiality of selenium for human health has attracted considerable attention. In particular, the indication of the putative role of selenium in the prevention of some forms of cancer triggered off the proliferation of food supplements fortified with this element. There is general agreement that organoselenium compounds should be used for supplementation and therefore selenium-rich yeast in which the yeast has metabolized the added selenium is a prefered medium. Unfortunately, many of the present Se-compounds in yeast have not been identified, hampering characterization and standardization of the Se-rich yeast.

A research group from the University of Pau (EVISA member) could now demonstrate how an ICP-MS assisted proteomic approach can be used to identify those Se-proteins. This is just one example demonstrating the possible role ICP-MS could play for proteomics.


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.

New selenium-containing proteins identified in selenium-rich yeast
An ICP-MS-assisted proteomics approach allowed for the identification of 17 selenium-containing proteins present in selenium-rich yeast, out of which 12 are reported for the first time.

Arsenic in rice milk exceeds EU and US drinking water standards
Commercial rice milk contains levels of inorganic arsenic – a chronic human carcinogen – up to three times higher than EU or two times higher than US drinking water standards, say researchers in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Environmental Monitoring.

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.

Analytica: 21st International Trade Fair for Instrumental Analysis, Laboratory Technology and Biotechnology with analytica Conference
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: 01.04.2008 - 04.04.2008

2nd Int. Congress: Arsenic in the Environment
Location: Valencia, Spain
Date: 21.04.2008 - 23.04.2008

HPLC 2008: 32th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations
Location: Baltimore, USA
Date: 10.05.2008 - 16.05.2008

ATALANTE 2008: Nuclear Fuel Cycle for a Sustainable Future
Location: Corum, Montpellier, France.
Date: 19.05.2008 - 23.05.2008

4th International Conference on Trace Element Speciation in Biomedical, Nutritional and Environmental Sciences
Location: GSF National Research Center, Munich-Neuherberg, Germany
Date: 25.05.2008 - 29.05.2008

56th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Location: Denver, CO
Date: 01.06.2008 - 05.06.2008

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 !


Trent University: Metal speciation and bioavailability in freshwaters affected by oil sands activities
Trent University is seeking 10 graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) to work as part of multidisciplinary teams on five NSERC-funded strategic research programs in the area of Aquatic Sciences and Aquatic Ecology.

National Oceanograpy Centre, Southampton: Iron biogeochemistry and ocean acidification



Umea University: Trace Element Speciation Analysis
A two year postdoctoral position in trace element speciation analysis is open at the department of chemistry of the University of Umea, Sweden.

University of Southern Denmark: Functionalised gel coated microsensors for dynamic metal speciation analysis
The work involves application of electrochemical techniques to dynamic metal speciation analysis with functionalized microelectrodes to obtain information on the reactivities and fluxes of metal species.


Applied Speciation and Consulting: Project Coordinator
Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC is hiring for the position of Project Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include report generation, data validation, and other supporting administrative duties.


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.


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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.

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