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Welcome to the first issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter for the new year 2009.

This year will be a rather busy one with respect to meetings relevant to speciation scientists. While going to meetings is one part of the necessary communication between scientists, the number of meetings is such that everybody has to select the most relevant ones, in order to find the time to do the work to be presented. One of the very few meetings totally focused on speciation analysis is TraceSpec 2009, jointly organized by EVISA, University of Mainz and IAEAC. Definitely, you should not miss that one...

Visit the TraceSpec'2009 web site

In order to get an overview about relevant meetings, please visit the EVISA Agenda of Events.


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.

TraceSpec 2009: Experts in Speciation Analysis will join in Mainz, September 15-18, 2009
While many people have the feeling that the number of meetings definitively is too big, those focused on speciation analysis are absolutely rare. TraceSpec is one of those, and with the 12th event scheduled in Mainz, it is a well established series of workshops.

A short review of EVISA's activities during the year 2008
The second year of successful operation of EVISA's German office in Münster - a good reason to proudly look back for a short moment and review the passing year.


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.

ISRANALYTICA 2009, the 12th Annual Meeting of the Israel Analytical Chemistry Society
Location: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Date: 20.01.2009 - 21.01.2009

2009 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Aquatic biogeochemistry as only skin deep
Location: Nice, France
Date: 25.01.2009 - 30.01.2009

ANZSMS22: 22nd biennial mass spectrometry conference in Australia and New Zealand
Location: Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Date: 27.01.2009 - 30.01.2009

European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Graz, Austria
Date: 15.02.2009 - 20.02.2009

CIA-2009: 5. Conference über Ionenanalyse
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 02.03.2009 - 04.03.2009

Pittcon 2009
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA
Date: 08.03.2009 - 13.03.2009


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 !




NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards (NRC-INMS): Technical Officer


University of Bremen (Germany): Analytical Geochemistry
The Geochemistry and Hydrogeology Group at the University of Bremen (Germany) seeks a to fill a position in analytical geochemistry (TV-L E 13). The position is somewhat comparable to that of an Assistant Professor in the US system. The successful candidate should have expertise in metal speciation using plasma-mass spectrometry coupled to liquid chromatography. Experience with magnetic sector ICP-MS is a plus, since we plan to couple an Element 2 to LC.


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.

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.


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.
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