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

This month we do have mercury and selenium in the news. Both topics are related via the marine environment. But mercury and selenium are even further related to each other - actually selenium  is an antagonist protecting against the toxic activity of mercury and other metal species such as cadmium and lead. The new results obtained by two different research groups really demonstrate that the biochemistry and biogeochemistry of mercury and selenium still call for further investigations (see the news section).

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 (see EVISA's 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.

New Study Examines Why Mercury is More Dangerous in Oceans
Freshwater concentrations of mercury are far greater, but eating saltwater fish poses greater health threat to humans.

Eight New Chemicals for REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern
On June 18, 2010, ECHA announced the addition of 8 new substances to their SVHC candidate list. These chemicals have been determined to be carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic. Companies that produce or distribute these chemicals in EU member states much check for their immediate obligations.

A new Selenium-containing compound, Selenoneine, found as the predominant Se-species in the blood of Bluefin Tuna
A japanese research team now has identified the major organo-selenium compound in tuna blood as 2-selenyl-N,N,N-trimethyl-L-histidine, a selenium analog of ergothioneine.


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.

BioMetals 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: 25.07.2010 - 30.07.2010

ICCST-11: 11th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium
Location: Oulu, Finland
Date: 01.08.2010 - 06.08.2010

NEMC 2010: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Date: 09.08.2010 - 13.08.2010

ISEAC 36: 36th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 05.09.2010 - 09.09.2010

9. Symposium Massenspektrometrische Verfahren der Elementspurenanalyse / 22. ICPMS-Anwendertreffen
Location: Berlin-Adlershof, Germany
Date: 06.09.2010 - 08.09.2010

Geochemical Speciation & Bioavailability of Trace Elements: Progress, Challenges & Future Trends
Location: University of Lancaster, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Date: 07.09.2010 - 08.09.2010


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 !


UMCES - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, MD; Lanthanide uptake in aragonite and calcite
Three years of NSF funding for a Ph.D. student is immediately available at the UMCES - Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, MD. Focus of the research is lanthanide uptake in aragonite and calcite, and its use in ocean acidification studies.

University of Liverpool: Iron speciation and humic substances in seawater
It is proposed that the student in this project makes a detailed study of the chemical speciation of iron and the concentration of iron-binding HS. Previous work has demonstrated the presence these ligands in Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea. We will now concentrate on the estuary of the Mersey as a source of these ligands. The work may be extended to the Irish Sea. Samples will be collected during cruises with the University research vessel or the Environment Agency.


ESRF: X-Ray Microscopy Beamline ID21
The Experiments Division of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is looking for a Post-doctoral fellow (m/f) for the X-Ray Microscopy Beamline ID21.

University of Cologne, Botanical Institute: Ionomics of mycorrhizal plants
The Botanical Institute of the University of Cologne is currently looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our research on ionomics of mycorrhizal plants.

Wageningen University, NL: Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR)
The Department of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science of Wageningen University NL has two openings for postdoctoral fellows (2 yrs). The two positions are available within the framework of the new EU project on Biosensor nanoarrays for environmental monitoring (BIOMONAR). The intended research work is concerned with the development and application of arrayed sensor matrices in the dynamic analysis of inorganic, organic and nanoparticulate pollutant species in aquatic media.

Umea University, Sweden: Mercury Biogeochemistry
We now seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct fundamental studies on mercury-sulfide chemistry in controlled model systems.


AQura, Hanau, Germany: Arbeitsgruppenleiter (m/w) für den Bereich ICPMS
Die AQura GmbH, ein Unternehmen von Evonik Industries, sucht für die Anorganische Analytik am Standort Hanau-Wolfgang einen Arbeitsgruppenleiter (m/w) für den Bereich ICPMS.

LGC, UK: Science Leader – Inorganic and Isotope Ratio Analysis
LGC is searching for an experienced research scientist to lead the Inorganic & Isotope Ratio Analysis group within its Chemical Measurement & Calibration team.

LGC, UK: Science Leader - Speciation Analysis
LGC is searching for an experienced research scientist to lead the Speciation Analysis group within its Chemical Measurement & Calibration team.

LGC, UK: Researcher - Speciation Analysis
Due to recent growth, LGC is searching for a Researcher to join the Speciation Analysis group within its Chemical Measurement & Calibration team.

GE Global Research - Niskayuna, NY: Analyst
You will work with GE Global Research and GE business technology teams to execute research projects using elemental analysis and related methods to study the composition of GE materials systems, including metals, ceramics, composites, polymers, and biomaterials.


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