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

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The web site is only one part of our activities. Organizing meetings, workshops and symposia is another one. This year, EVISA is acting as a co-organizer for two symposia, taking place during the next two months:

TraceSpec 2011 is focused on speciation for environmental analysis, while METALLOMICS 2011 is focused on metal(loid) species in the life sciences (including the Biosphere).  The call for papers for both conferences is closed and at least a preliminary scientific program is available on their respective web sites.
Please feel invited to join us for these stimulating events. Last minute posters can still be accepted !

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.

Stability of Reference Materials for Speciation Analysis
Results from a 13 years evaluation of the stability of reference materials certified for metal species indicate that the materials are quite stable.


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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TraceSpec 2011: 13th Workshop on Progress in Trace Metal Speciation for Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 18.05.2011 - 20.05.2011

ICAS 2011: IUPAC International Congress for Analytical Sciences
Location: Kyoto, JPN
Date: 22.05.2011 - 26.05.2011

Einführung in die Elementspeziesanalytik
Location: Helmholtzzentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig
Date: 25.05.2011 - 27.05.2011

CanBIC-3: 3rd Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Date: 31.05.2011 - 03.06.2011

59th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Location: Denver, CO
Date: 05.06.2011 - 09.06.2011

METALLOMICS 2011: 3rd International Symposium on Metallomics
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 15.06.2011 - 18.06.2011

TEF-4: 4th International IUPAC Symposium for Trace Elements in Food
Location: King's College in Aberdeen, Scotland
Date: 19.06.2011 - 22.06.2011

AIRMON 2011: The 7th International Symposium on Modern Principles of Air Monitoring and Biomonitoring
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 19.06.2011 - 23.06.2011

11th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine
Location: Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK
Date: 20.06.2011 - 23.06.2011

Frontiers in Environmental Geoscience 2011
Location: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Date: 21.06.2011 - 24.06.2011


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 !



Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany: Specialist in Mass Spectrometric Environmental Trace Analysis
Within the Framework of the Joint Research Project (JRP) ENV08 WFDtraceability-Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60/EC), which is part of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), a positively evaluated Researcher Excellence Grant (REG) for a maximum duration of 36 month in the field of instrumental chemical analysis with a special emphasis on method development in sample preparation and mass spectrometric trace analysis and quantification of organic contaminants (brominated flame retardants) in environmental samples is available.


Nestlé Research Center (NRC) located near Lausanne: Research Scientist in Mineral Analysis
To support its research strategy, the Quality & Safety Department at the NRC is seeking a:
Research Scientist in Mineral Analysis
who will work within the Functional Ingredients Analysis group.


EVISA's directory of scientist is a versatile tool to facilitate contact with scientists in the field of speciation and related sciences. The directory is fully searchable for names, addresses, research topics etc.  You should bookmark this directory as an always up-to-date address book. (In order to hinder SPAM robots for collecting the E-mail accounts, we hide them in a special format).

More than 270 active scientists in the field of speciation analysis already joined the directory. Join this great directory that is extensively linked to all type of other information on this site, such as homepages, conferences and literature.

If your entry is still missing in this directory, please contact us at info@speciation.net.



EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 2100 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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