Dear Subscriber !

Welcome to the August issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter. For most of you, holidays are now over and important events are ahead.

We have used the holiday season to improve the versatility of our web site by adding new features. Using modern browsers such as Firefox 3.5 or InternetExplorer 8.0 you now have the option to add the EVISA Search Engine to your Search facilities. Simply visit EVISA's website and click on your list of search engines and you will find the option to add EVISA's search engine.  We also have relaunched the speciation discussion forum that became obsolete (see the news). We hope that you will make effective use of these opportunities.

While the EVISA web site is meant to provide the most actual information about speciation, the best way to be informed about new trends in speciation science is to have direct contact with the scientists working in the field.  A good opportunity to get actual information about speciation analysis will be the workshop TraceSpec 2009, one of the few events focused on speciation analysis. Organized by EVISA, the University of Mainz and IAEAC, this event  to be held September 15-18, 2009 in Mainz unifies the experts in the field of speciation analysis, researchers from different fields using speciation analysis and legislators and other interested participants.  An attractive program consisting of plenary lectures, contributed presentations, posters and an exhibition will provide an overview about the state-of-the-art. While the deadline for submitting presentations is meanwhile gone and the program is available on the web site, you still have a chance to submit late poster contributions.


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.

EVISA's web portal: Relaunch of the Speciation Discussion Forum
Using new software and new design, EVISA is re-opening its discussion forum. The discussion forum is meant to enhance the interaction of EVISA's user community and is open for all questions related to elemental speciation.

Researchers Reveal Selenium's Metabolism In Life-Giving Amino Acids
Researchers at Yale University and University of Illinois at Chicago detail the molecular mechanisms that govern the metabolism of selenium in the human body.


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

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

Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Date: 06.09.2009 - 10.09.2009

8th International Sector Field ICP-MS Conference
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Date: 14.09.2009 - 16.09.2009

TraceSpec 2009: 12th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies for Trace Metal
Location: Mainz, Germany
Date: 15.09.2009 - 18.09.2009

IMA'09: 6th International Conference "Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: 04.10.2009 - 08.10.2009


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 !


ETH Zürich: Soil Chemistry / Isotope Geochemistry
ETH Zürich is inviting applications for two PhD student positions based jointly in the Soil Chemistry Group (Prof. Ruben Kretzschmar) and the Isotope Geochemistry Group (Prof. Bernard Bourdon).

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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