Dear Subscriber !

Welcome to the first issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter for the New Year 2010.

We thank you for your fidelity and we hope that EVISA will be your primary information source also for the New Year 2010. We have continuously worked  both on  quantity and quality of information provided by adding more than 1300 pages to our server and by updating thousands of pages during the last year and we will continue to do during this year.

This month, besides the often discussed "mercury" the more seldom watched element "bismuth" is in the news (see: "The human liver: not always doing the job right?"). Not much is known about this element in the environment nor about its speciation and information about its toxicity is rare. A good starting point for further research...

The best way to follow the state-of-the-art in speciation analysis is to  meet with the experts during dedicated conferences. The first important conference already happened (Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry), starting the conference year.  The coming month is full of deadlines, therefore we recommend to watch our list of deadlines carefully !

We wish you a all the best for the New 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.

Form of Mercury in Older Dental Fillings Unlikely to be Toxic
Mercury present in the surface of dental amalgam fillings is changing over time to a less toxic species.

The human liver: not always doing the job right?
Sometimes the liver creates toxins from "harmless" substances


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 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

Fourth Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) Conference
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C., USA
Date: 12.04.2010 - 14.04.2010


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)



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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