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

There are only two weeks left in this month which is traditionally a holiday month with reduced activities with respect to international meetings before the conference season re-starts in August. There are two important meetings for the speciation community ahead:

The 7th International Symposium on Speciation of Elements in Biological, Environmental and Toxicological Sciences (ISSEBETS/2009 ) taking place in Eger (Hungary) August 28- 30 and

TraceSpec 2009: The 12th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies for Trace Metal, taking place in Mainz (Germany) September 15-18. While the deadline for submitting presentations is meanwhile gone, you still have a chance to submit late poster contributions.

TraceSpec 2009 will have a broad range of topics related to speciation analysis including environmental, food and health related issues. The former TraceSpec 2007 in Münster attracted scientists from more than 30 countries.


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 Study Finds: Thimerosal Induces Autism-like Neurotoxicity
A new study published in the June issue of the peer-reviewed journal of Toxicology & Environmental Chemistry, finds cytotoxic effects of Thimerosal that are similar with pathophysiological findings observed in patients diagnosed with autistic disorders (ADs).

New mass spectrometric method allows fast and comprehensive analyses of metabolites
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena and their colleagues from the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague have developed a new method to quickly and reliably detect metabolites, such as sugars, fatty acids, amino acids and other organic substances from plant or animal tissue samples. One drop of blood -- less than one micro liter -- is sufficient to identify certain blood related metabolites.


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.

Please also recognize that deadlines for submitting (late) contributions to some conferences will end during the next 4 weeks e.g.

RAFA 2009: 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Pittcon 2010

ICBIC 14: 14th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Date: 25.07.2009 - 30.07.2009

XAFS conference 2009
Location: Camerino , Italy
Date: 26.07.2009 - 31.07.2009

55th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Date: 09.08.2009 - 12.08.2009

NEMC 2009: 25th National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 10.08.2009 - 14.08.2009

7th International Symposium on Speciation of Elements in Biological, Environmental and Toxicological Sciences (ISSEBETS/2009 )
Location: Eger, Hungary
Date: 28.08.2009 - 30.08.2009

18th IMSC: International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Bremen, Germany
Date: 30.08.2009 - 04.09.2009

Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale (CSI XXXVI)
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 30.08.2009 - 03.09.2009

IMSC 2009: 18th International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Bremen, Germany
Date: 30.08.2009 - 04.09.2009


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Wageningen University: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)



Wageningen University: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)



The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: Research Chemists
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology has a job vacancy for a research chemist with expertise on trace element analysis and ICP-MS applications.

LGC Ltd, Teddington, Middlesex, UK: Science Leader, Speciation Analysis
This is an excellent development opportunity for a candidate looking to build their career in analytical science, working with recognised experts. The role requires an able scientist who will contribute to the successful delivery of R&D analysis projects. You will be expected to promote your achievements with appropriate scientific publications, reports and presentations

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.

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