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Welcome to the March issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter

Mercury stays in the news also this month. As a new study from the US shows, already newborns are sometimes exposed to alarming levels of mercury via the dietary uptake of their mother (see the news below).

This month we welcome Sigma-Aldrich as a new supporting company. We have included nearly 400 products from Sigma-Aldrich into our material database that now has more than 1150 records. This is only one of many steps to enhance the information provided by the material database during the last few months. We hope that you will find the information on standards, calibrants, certified reference materials and fine chemicals used as reagents, modifiers, buffers and so on in chemical analysis useful (see the news below).

This month also Agilent has published its second edition of the very well accepted Handbook of Hyphenated ICP-MS Applications. This handbook for speciation analysis is providing a broad collection of proven methods that can be applied for a specific task but also may provide guidance and inspiration to address other speciation-related topics (see the news below).


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.

Manganese concentrations in air particulates higher in residential neighborhoods than industrial sites, varies by region
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- In residential neighborhoods near manufacturing industries, a breath of air may be more hazardous than refreshing depending on the location, finds a recent study involving a Kansas State University geologist.

Agilent Technologies publishes 2nd Edition of its Handbook of Hyphenated ICP-MS Applications
The first edition of this handbook already topped the list in Agilent downloads. Now, with more than 130 pages of authoritative information, the Agilent Handbook of Hyphenated ICP-MS Applications, 2nd edition, provides an overview to speciation analysis by ICP-MS techniques and gives access to a broad collection of hyphenated ICP-MS.

EVISA welcomes Sigma-Aldrich as a new supporting company for EVISA's material database
Sigma-Aldrich has agreed to support EVISA's Material Database starting March 1, 2012.

High levels of mercury in newborns likely from mothers eating contaminated fish
Fetuses, newborns and infants are most at risk for mercury exposure, and a sampling of newborns in the Lake Superior basin showed 8 percent of them testing above safe levels

Cadmium Exposure Could Be Damaging Children’s Health more than Lead
Harvard University researchers found that children with higher cadmium levels are three times as likely to have learning disabilities than those with lower levels.


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 recognize the following deadlines:
ISC 2012: 29th International Symposium on Chromatography
March 15,2012:    Submission of abstracts for oral presentations

IAP 2012: Interfaces Against Pollution 2012
March 15,2012:    Submission of abstracts

6th SETAC World Congress 2012 - 22nd Annual SETAC Europe Meeting
March 15,2012    Early registration at reduced fee

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

Pittcon 2012
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Date: 11.03.2012 - 15.03.2012

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, BC, Canada
Date: 20.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

ISEAC-37: The 37th edition of the International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Date: 22.05.2012 - 25.05.2012

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

IAP 2012: Interfaces Against Pollution 2012
Location: Nancy, France
Date: 11.06.2012 - 14.06.2012

HPLC 2012: 38th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Location: Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California, USA
Date: 16.06.2012 - 21.06.2012

Spectr'Atom 2012
Location: Pau, France
Date: 19.06.2012 - 22.06.2012

11 EWLA: 11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Location: Gijón, Spain
Date: 19.06.2012 - 22.06.2012


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LNE Paris: Speciation analysis of metalloproteins
The Biology and Chemistry Division of LNE (Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’essais, in Paris) is looking for a researcher for the development and validation of IDMS methodologies for the accurate quantification of metallo-proteins in human blood.



Umweltgeochemie, Universität Bayreuth: Assistent im Bereich Speziesanalytik
In der Umweltgeochemie der Universität Bayreuth wird zur Verstärkung des jungen, motivierten Teams von Umweltwissenschaftlern ab dem 1.04.2012 ein analytischer Chemiker, Umweltgeochemiker oder Geowissenschaftler mit starkem analytischen Background und praktischer Erfahrung in der Massenspektrometrie (ICP-MS, ESI-MS) sowie der Methodenentwicklung mit HPLC-ICPMS Kopplungen im Bereich anorganischer oder metallorganischer Speziesanalytik gesucht.

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.


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 2550 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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