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 briefly review our activities of the year.

The year 2011 was again a very successful year for EVISA. In May we welcomed the 2 millionth visitor of our web portal. We enhanced our information data centre to more than 14,600 pages and our user community reacted accordingly by enhancing their number of visits by more than 90% to about 1 Million for the year 2011. After 7 years of continuous service we also installed new hardware: the new Quad machine will hopefully answer your questions even faster !

Besides such activities of the "Virtual Institute" we also had many "real" activities. The Metallomics 2011 was a very successful symposium dedicated to speciation analysis in lifed science where we actually have meet at least part of our user community in reality. A special issue of Metallomics dedicated to the symposium is now available (see the news below).

We thank you all for your interest and your fidelity.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2012

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Collaborates with US EPA to Improve Holding Time and MDLs for Chromate in Drinking Water
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is pleased to announce that its participation in the secondary validation of US EPA Method 218.7 for hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), in processed drinking water is complete.

Themed Issue "Metallomics 2011" now available
A special themed issue of Metallomics devoted to the Third Symposium on Metallomics that was held in Münster, Germany, June 15-18, 2011 has now been published.


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.
 more infos...

Please recognize the upcoming deadline for the:
HTC-12: Twelfth International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers,     January 31,2012 - February 3,2012
January 5: Submission of abstracts for last minute posters

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.

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

Isranalytica 2012
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: 24.01.2012 - 25.01.2012

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

6th SETAC World Congress 2012 - 22nd Annual SETAC Europe Meeting
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 20.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

60th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Location: Vancouver
Date: 20.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

6th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 10.06.2012 - 13.06.2012


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 !



CSIC-Barcelona: Fate of Organometallic Compounds in the Environment
The group in the Dept. of Environmental Chemistry at the CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA) in Barcelona seeks for a PostDoc doing research work on the topic of "Fate of Organometallic Compounds in the Environment".


Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC: ICP-MS Analyst.
Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC is hiring for the position of ICP-MS Analyst.

Brooks Rand Labs, Seattle: ICP-MS Analyst
Brooks Rand Labs, an environmental laboratory in Seattle specializing in trace metals analysis and speciation, is looking for a bright, hard-working, and enthusiastic person to fill a chemist/analyst position

CDC Atlanta: Analyst
The Emergency Response and Air Toxicants Branch seeks a qualified M.S. or Ph.D. level chemist in the tobacco analysis laboratory. This is a replacement for personnel no longer at CDC.

Northwestern University: Research Associate/ Manager
The Quantitative Bioelemental Imaging Center (QBIC) at Northwestern University is seeking a candidate to serve as a manager in the QBIC shared instrument facility. QBIC focuses on quantitative elemental mapping of a wide variety of sample types ranging from single cells to complex materials.

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.


This issue of evisa's Speciation Newsletter has been sent to you by EVISA, because you have registered for this service. If you would like to modify your user account, please log-in on EVISA's web portal at http://www.speciation.net with your username and password and edit your user account.

Please feel free to pass this Speciation Newsletter to others who may benefit from EVISA. If you have any contributions or suggestions, please send these to editors@speciation.net.

This is a post-only e-mail.  Please do not reply to this message.  For all inquiries, problems or suggestions regarding this service, please visit http://www.speciation.net or contact info@speciation.net

Copyright 2011 EVISA 
All rights reserved.  Any unauthorized use, reproduction, or transfer of this message or its contents, in any medium, is strictly prohibited.  No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of EVISA.

No responsibility is assumed by the publisher for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. The Newsletter represents only the opinion of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information provided.