Dear Subscriber !

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

It is already some kind of tradition that we use our last newsletter to review our activities of the year.

The year 2009 was a successful year for EVISA. We enhanced our information data centre to more than 12,000 pages and our user community reacted accordingly by enhancing their number of visits by more than 50% to more than 520,000 visits during the year. 

Besides such activities of the "Virtual Institute" we also had many "real" activities. The TraceSpec 2009 was a very successful workshop dedicated to speciation analysis where we actually have meet at least part of our user community in reality.

We thank you all for your interest and your fidelity.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2010.

Your EVISA team



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.

Lehigh University professor receives Astellas Award for arsenic groundwater remediation efforts
Arup K. SenGupta, Ph.D., a professor of civil, environmental and chemical engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been chosen to receive a 2009 Astellas USA Foundation Award.

EVISA's activities during the year 2009
The year 2009 again was a successful year for EVISA with important developments. More than 500,000 users visited the EVISA web portal during the year. A highlight of the year was the TraceSpec 2009, a workshop dedicated to speciation analysis that for the second time was co-organized by EVISA and IAEAC together with the local organizers from the University of Mainz.

EFSA: Scientific Opinion on Arsenic in Food
EFSAs panel on contaminants in the food chain (CONTAM Panel) has recently (October 22) published an opinion on possible health risks related to the presence of arsenic as a contaminant in food.


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 the early registration deadline for the 2010 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is Friday, October 16 and the deadline for submitting late poster contributions to the
RAFA 2009 (4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis) is October 15.

2010 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Date: 04.01.2010 - 09.01.2010

IsrAnalytica 2010:
Location: The David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: 19.01.2010 - 20.01.2010

HTSP: International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques for Sample Preparation
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Date: 26.01.2010 - 27.01.2010

HTC-11: Eleventh International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Date: 27.01.2010 - 29.01.2010

Pittcon 2010
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Date: 28.02.2010 - 05.03.2010

analytica Conference
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: 23.03.2010 - 26.03.2010


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 !


Wageningen University: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)



BAM, Berlin: Scientist (Chemistry, Biology)
The department I "Analytical Chemistry; Reference Materials" at the BAM, Berlin-Adlershof is looking for a PostDoc having a Ph.D. either in Chemistry or Biology.

University of Southern Denmark: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)
A postdoctoral scientist position in EU FP7 project on Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)is available at the University os Southern Denmark.


Midi-Pyrenees Observatory (Toulouse, France): Global mercury cycle
A full-time (2yr) Post-Doctoral position is open at the Midi-Pyrenees Observatory (Toulouse, France). We are looking for a candidate in environmental isotope geochemistry to join a recently funded ANR project on the global mercury cycle.

Trent University: Interaction between selenium and reduced sulfur species
The Metalloid Speciation & Geochemistry research group at Trent University is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to study the interaction between selenium species and reduced sulfur species in industrial process streams and ambient waters.

Wageningen University: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)



LGC Teddington, UK: Researcher, Inorganic & Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
The Chemical Measurement & Calibration Team develops reference methodology and delivers high accuracy calibration and measurement services in support of LGCs role as the UKs designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and bio analytical measurements. The team is equipped with a vast array of mass spectrometric techniques including ICP-MS (quadrupole, magnetic sector and multi-collector) coupled to LC, GC and laser ablation and IRMS for C, N and O isotope ratio measurements. The team also has expertise in LC-QqQ, Q-ToF, GC-ToF, ion traps, FT-ICRMS and MALDI-ToF-ToF. The job holder will work alongside other researchers delivering project work in the area of isotope ratio and trace inorganic analysis.

LGC Teddington, UK: Researcher, Speciation Analysis
The Chemical Measurement & Calibration Team delivers high quality trace R&D and analysis with a focus on high accuracy chemical and biological measurements as part of LGCs international role as the UKs designated National Measurement Institute. The team is equipped with a vast array of mass spectrometric techniques including ICP-MS (quadrupole, magnetic sector and multi-collector) coupled to LC, GC and laser ablation as well as LC-QqQ, Q-ToF, GC-ToF, ion traps, FT-ICRMS, MALDI-ToF-ToF and IRMS). The job purpose is to lead delivery of project work in the area of speciation analysis.

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

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