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Welcome to the August issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter

We often hear the argument that speciation analysis is complex and too costly. The question is, whether the enhanced information value provided by speciation analysis is needed. If needed, the enhanced information might well be worth the additional efforts for speciation analysis. The investigation of metallodrugs, their activity, metabolism and side effects is an area that without doubt benefits from the additional information provided by speciation analysis (see the News below). With our brief summary on metallodrugs we start a new series of information pages related to topics in speciation analysis.

For most of you, holidays are now over and important events are ahead (see the 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.

Brief summary: Speciation analysis for the study of metallo-drugs and their biomolecular interactions
Speciation analysis plays an important role for studying the biological activity, metabolism and side-effects of metal-based pharmaceuticals. It is expected that the enhanced information level provided will also help to guide future drug design.

FDA Lands in Court Over Mercury in Fish
Environmental and consumer organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s failure to implement stricter standards to protect the public from mercury in seafood.


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:

8th AACD: 8th Aegean Analytical Chemistry Days, September 16,2012 - September 20,2012
July 20,2012    Extended: Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations

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

11th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: 09.09.2012 - 13.09.2012

ISC 2012: 29th International Symposium on Chromatography
Location: Torun, Poland
Date: 09.09.2012 - 13.09.2012

IMSC 2012: 19th International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan
Date: 15.09.2012 - 21.09.2012

8th AACD: 8th Aegean Analytical Chemistry Days
Location: IZTECH campus, Izmir, Turkey
Date: 16.09.2012 - 20.09.2012

IICS 2012: 24th International Ion Chromatography Symposium
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 17.09.2012 - 20.09.2012

ICHMET 2012: 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 22.09.2012 - 27.09.2012

Flow Analysis XII: 12th International Conference on Flow Analysis
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: 23.09.2012 - 28.09.2012

SCIX 2012 (FACSS 2012): The Great Scientific Exchange
Location: Kansas City,
Date: 30.09.2012 - 04.10.2012

8th International Copper Meeting: Copper in Biology
Location: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Date: 30.09.2012 - 05.10.2012

ESAS 2012: European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Location: Grandhotel Praha, Tatranská Lomnica, High Tatras, Slovakia
Date: 07.10.2012 - 12.10.2012


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University of Warwick: Extreme Performance Mass Spectrometry of Metallodrugs
Two Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research PhD Scholarships are available from October 2012 in the groups led by Professor Peter Sadler FRS and Professor Pete O’Connor using ultra high resolution mass spectrometry to study the mechanism of action of organometallic and photoactivatable metal anticancer complexes.

University of Pau, France: Cellular imaging of metal stress in fungi and/or algae by synchrotron XRF and NanoSIMS
This doctoral thesis will be performed in the context of a recently obtained excellence project (EQUIPEX MARSS) at the University of Pau where one axis of the project is the acquisition of a NanoSIMS.


Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH: Research scientist in elemental analysis specializing in element species analysis
The Central Division of Analytical Chemistry (ZCH) provides solutions for complex analytical problems and performs a variety of contract analyses. Staff at ZCH advise internal and external customers regarding all issues related to chemical analyses and develop suitable procedures and methods for new analytical challenges. ZCH currently has a vacancy for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST (PhD) in elemental analysis specializing in element species analysis


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.


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.



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