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

As we already mentioned in our last issue, arsenic chemistry is very interesting. While often taken as a synonym for poison, some bacteria even live from arsenic. Studying their metabolism and the enzymes involved requires speciation analysis and the results from that is not only scientifically of interest but may also have industrial applications for biomining, remediation and bio-sensors. This once again is a good example of the interdisciplinary work involved in speciation analysis.

The holiday season is over and upcoming conferences and meetings are numerous. Next week (starting on Sunday) chromatographers meet in Münster at the International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2008). More than 600 scientists are expected at this symposium that features two sessions dedicated to speciation analysis. EVISA will be present with a booth. You should not miss this event !


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.

Toxic mine cleanup may get help from arsenic-loving bacteria
A previously unknown arsenic-oxidising bacteria that can live under cold conditions may provide a way to keep one of Canada's most toxic sites from poisoning one of the country's largest lakes and river systems, say a pair of British scientists.

Exposure to inorganic arsenic may increase diabetes risk
A new study is warning that even low-level exposure to arsenic in drinking water appears to be associated with increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

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.

UMH V: 5th International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology
Location: Freiberg, Germany
Date: 14.09.2008 - 18.09.2008

ISC 2008: International Symposium on Chromatography
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 21.09.2008 - 25.09.2008

European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (ESAS 2008)
Location: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
Date: 28.09.2008 - 01.10.2008

FACSS 2008
Location: Reno, USA
Date: 28.09.2008 - 02.10.2008

Free webinar: Living with trace elemental species – speciation, legislation, analytical demands and ICP-MS
Location: Online (www.spectroscopynow.com/thermowebinars)
Date: 30.09.2008 - 01.10.2008

6. International Copper Meeting: Copper and Related Metals in Biology
Location: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Date: 11.10.2008 - 15.10.2008

XIXth Slovak - Czech Spectroscopy Conference
Location: Casta-Papiernicka (Slovakia)
Date: 12.10.2008 - 16.10.2008

24th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water
Location: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Date: 20.10.2008 - 23.10.2008

Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
Date: 03.11.2008 - 06.11.2008

TEMA-13: Trace Elements in Man and Animals
Location: Pucón, Chile
Date: 09.11.2008 - 13.11.2008

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



ESRF, Grenoble: Post-doctoral fellow (m/f) for the beamline ID22
You will participate in research programs, the operation of the instruments and activities involving external users. In particular, you will join in the effort of the group to upgrade the performance of the experimental end-stations and to develop micro-analysis methodologies. You will also be encouraged to develop your own research programs, which should exploit the unique beamline capabilities.

Instituto Superior Tecnico - Centro Quimica Estrutural, Lisbon, Portugal: Analytical Chemist
Development of analytical methodologies and/or Speciation and Bioavailability and/or Chemometric Analyses.

Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), a State Research Laboratory, Lisbon area, Portugal: Researcher
Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN), a State Research Laboratory located in the Lisbon area, Portugal, announces the opening of Researcher positions for its Chemistry Department (UCQR) financed by the Portuguese Government Program for research jobs, Ciência 2008. ITN wishes to select 1 research scientist for the UCQR at the Auxiliary Investigator level.


Philips Research Europe: Analyst (temporary)
Within the department Analytical Chemistry of MiPlaza, part of Philips Research, a temporary function is available until the end of 2008. Prolongation for 2009 is possible.


MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen: Junior Research Group Leader Position
The Max Planck Society represented by the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg perform basic marine research, with common interests in chemical and microbiological processes.

The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology invites applications for an Independent Junior Research Group Leader position (equivalent to W2) for research in the area of Marine Geochemistry with a strong analytical focus and an emphasis on microbiological processes relevant to element cycles and their interactions.

Trent University: Senior ICP-MS Scientist
The Worsfold Water Quality Centre at Trent University is seeking applications for a Senior ICP-MS Scientist. This is a full time permanent staff position, and is available immediately. Salary will be in commensurate with qualification and experience.

Kelly Scientific, Seattle, WA, USA: Project Manger with ICP-MS experience
Kelly Scientific Resources is looking for a Project Manager with a background in analysis of samples for trace metals and trace species by ICP-MS, ICPDRC-MS, and HG-CT-AAS; preparation of environmental samples (waters, sediments, biota, etc.), calibration of lab equipment, lab maintenance, and cleaning.

Nestlé Research Center (NRC), Lausanne, Switzerland: Project Manager / Inorganics analytical scientist
Nestlé, a food, nutrition, health and wellness company aims to work with the best scientists in the world. To support its research strategy, the Quality & Safety Department at the NRC is seeking a:
Project Manager / Inorganics analytical scientist who will drive the research and external collaborations in inorganics analytical sciences. He/she will also define analytical strategies to ensure an appropriate application and implementation of international norms, as well as manage recommendations to partners and follow them up.

University of Antwerp: Tenured Academic - Staff Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Chemical Analysis - AP/2008/102
The university is seeking to fill the following full time vacancy (m/f) at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty Science:

Tenured Academic Staff
Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Chemical Analysis

University of Antwerp: Tenured Academic Staff - Mass spectrometry
The university is seeking to fill the following full time vacancy (m/f) at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science:

Tenured Academic Staff
Mass spectrometry

GE Global Research: Analytical chemist
The Analytical Sciences Laboratory within MACS, has an opportunity for an Analytical chemist to be part of an energized team of scientists involved in analytical characterization of GE materials. We work in a diverse, exciting environment with access to state-of-the-art equipment applied to cutting-edge technology projects.


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 1460 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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