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

Speciation analysis provides a much higher information value than trace element analysis. A growing number of scientists is exploring the capabilities of speciation analysis especially for life sciences. One possible application is the identification of markers for the human health status. Even if a selective marker cannot be identified, meaningful information can be extracted from the species profile by multivariate data analysis. This is the result of a new study exploring the possibility to use species profiling for cancer diagnosis (see the news below).

Mercury is a global pollutant and therefore of great concern. After
a series of five sessions of  intergovernmental negotiations, a thousand delegates from about 140 nations adopted the Minamata Convention last week in Kumamoto at an international conference organized by the U.N. Environment Program. This  pact, which will take effect 90 days after ratification by 50 nations, tries to limit the mercury pollution by regulating its use and trade (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.

Speciation analysis for cancer diagnosis
Some research groups demonstrate that the enhanced information value provided by speciation analysis can be used as a tool for cancer diagnosis.

Minamata Convention is adopted
A thousand delegates from about 140 nations adopted a treaty Thursday, October 10 in Kumamoto regulating the use and trade of mercury at an international conference organized by the U.N. Environment Program.


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.

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
Location: Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, USA
Date: 15.10.2013 - 17.10.2013

X ISTERH 2013: International Society of Trace Element Research in Humans
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 18.11.2013 - 22.11.2013

2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Date: 06.01.2014 - 11.01.2014

HTC-13 & HTSP-3: 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Hyphenated Chromatographic Analyzers (HTC-13) & Third International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques for Sample Preparation (HTSP-3)
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Date: 28.01.2014 - 31.01.2014

PittCon 2014: 43th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date: 02.03.2014 - 07.03.2014

Analytica 2014 – 24th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Analytica Conference
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: 01.04.2014 - 04.04.2014


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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 280 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 2680 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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