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

Once again we have picked-up our series on tools for speciation analysis.

Not only is the tool box for speciation analysis filled with a rich collection of techniques but also speciation analysis often requires a multi-technique approach. For example LC-ICP-MS is a wonderful technique to screen for elemental species and even allows to quantify the elemental content but cannot provide information on the molecular structure. Therefore LC-ICP-MS is more and more often used in conjunction with LC-ESI-MS that provides the missing information. This is an example demonstrating that the division between inorganic and organic analysis is not meaningful in the area of speciation analysis.


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.

ESI-MS: The tool for the identification of species
LC-ESI-MS is the perfect complementary technique for LC-ICP-MS. While LC-ICP-MS is reducing complex chromatograms to elementograms, this powerful technique is destroying all molecular information and thus cannot help to identify unknown species with the exception of its elemental content. LC-ESI-MS provides molecular information of the species and their fragmentation patterns and thus allows to identify very often even unknown species.

FDA Will Review Toxic Tattoo Chemicals
The FDA has launched an investigation into the chemicals contained in tattoo and permanent makeup inks, as well as their potential health consequences.

REACH Update: List of 300 chemicals of very high concern
Public interest organisations, via The International Chemical Secretariat yesterday released a list of “high concern” chemicals currently available on the market. The aim is to speed up implementation of REACH, the new EU chemicals law by encouraging companies to make sound substitution decisions.

Tributyltin canned
A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached yesterday as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force.

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.

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

Tripling the Productivity of ICP-MS
Location: Internet 11:00 ET / 16:00 GMT (UK) / 17:00 CET
Date: 05.11.2008 - 05.11.2008

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

24th GMS Annual Meeting 2008 (Society for Minerals and Trace Elements)
Location: TU Berlin, berlin, Germany
Date: 13.11.2008 - 15.11.2008

Third Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Tsukuba, Japan
Date: 16.11.2008 - 21.11.2008

SETAC North America 29th Annual Meeting
Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Date: 16.11.2008 - 20.11.2008

EspeQBrasil 2008: 1st Brazilian Meeting on Chemical Speciation
Location: Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: 14.12.2008 - 17.12.2008

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



LCABIE, University of Pau, France: Analytical Chemist
A 2 years postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual to develop new analytical and experimental methods to evaluate environmental and metabolic processes of organomercury (methylHg) and organotin (butylSn) compounds. The work will be included in the project IDEA (Isotopic Deconvolution for Environmental and Analytical Chemistry of Organometallic Pollutants) supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR).

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.


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.

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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