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

Since physical, chemical and biological characteristics of matter all depend in the first place on the chemical compounds rather than their elemental composition,  effects can be related to the actual species being present rather than to the elements making up the compounds.

Therefore, there is general agreement that speciation analysis provides enhanced information value in comparison to trace element analysis. Anyhow, still there are many  analysts continuing to study total element concentrations and their relation with environmental and health effects. This traditional viewpoint becomes visible in the title of many conferences such as "Heavy Metals in the Environment", "Trace Elements in Man and Animals", "Trace Elements in Food", to name only some.

Now, the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Europe’s biggest meeting on environmental toxicology and chemistry, offers for the first time a session on "Metal Speciation". We hope, that you will join us to make this session a success by submitting your contribution until November 30 ! 


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.

Mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region -- nearly forgotten, but not gone
The scope and intensity of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region is much greater than previously reported, but additional mercury controls should bring needed improvement, according to a new summary of scientific research on the subject.

Call for Papers: 6th SETAC World Congress 2012 - SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting
The SETAC Europe Annual Meeting is Europe’s biggest meeting on environmental toxicology and chemistry. We do believe that the still often discussed concept of "Heavy Metals" is outdated and lacking scientific background. We therefore have proposed a session devoted to "Metal Speciation". Please feel invited to submit your contribution for this session until November 30 !


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.

IX ISTERH Conference
Location: RIXOS Premium Hotel, Belek (Antalya), Turkey
Date: 16.10.2011 - 21.10.2011

RAFA2011: 5th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 01.11.2011 - 04.11.2011

Graduate Course on Speciation and Bioavailability
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Date: 21.11.2011 - 25.11.2011

11 ISABC: International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 02.12.2011 - 05.12.2011

2012 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Date: 09.01.2012 - 14.01.2012

ISZB 2012 : International Society for Zinc Biology Conference
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 15.01.2012 - 19.01.2012

Workshop and Training on Applications of DGT in Waters, Soils and Sediments
Location: São Pedro-SP (part I Conferences and Posters), Rio Claro-SP (part II Training)
Date: 29.01.2012 - 31.01.2012

HTC-12: Twelfth International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Date: 31.01.2012 - 03.02.2012

Pittcon 2012
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Date: 11.03.2012 - 16.03.2012

analytica 2012: 23rd International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica Conference
Location: New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Date: 17.04.2012 - 20.04.2012


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 !


NUI Galway, UK: Characterisation of naturally-occurring metal concentrations in Irish groundwater
The Biogeoscience Group in Earth and Ocean Sciences at NUI Galway
seeks a PhD student to expand its research in marine geoscience.

Laboratoire Environnement et Minéralurgie (Nancy - France): Speciation dynamics of metallic cations at soft colloidal interphases
The "Laboratoire Environnement et Minéralurgie" (UMR CNRS 7569,
Nancy, FRANCE) offers a PhD position for the period 2011-2014. The objectives of the PhD thesis is to deepen our understanding of the relationships between physico-chemical properties of soft interphases and their reactivity with respect to metallic cations (sorption,



Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG) Koblenz: Diplom Chemiker
Im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojektes zum Umweltverhalten industriell gefertigter Nano-partikel in Bundeswasserstraßen sucht die Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG) im Referat G2 „Gewässerchemie“ möglichst ab 01.01.2012 befristet bis zum 31.12.2014 eine/einen Diplom-Chemiker/in, Diplom-Naturwissenschaftler/in (Uni, Master) für den Dienstort Koblenz.


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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