Dear Subscriber !

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

EVISA started to publish its Speciation Newsletter in December 2004.
Ten years ago in 2004 we had about 40,000 visitors for the year. During this year we will have about 1 Mio. visitors and we are glad to welcome the 5th millionth visitor during this month.  Such success was only possible because of the growing interest in speciation, the fidelity of our user community and the support of our members and supporters, for which we are especially thankful.

During the last ten years, we have continuously worked towards promoting speciation analysis by organizing training courses, workshops and conferences. We helped to establish speciation analysis in industrial and routine laboratory environments and we informed our user community with high quality information about all aspects of speciation analysis on more than 16,000 pages.  Many of you followed our activities from the very beginning and we hope that you will  do so for the coming year.

We will further develop our services and we hope that we can meet your expectation also during the next year. You could help us by giving us some feedback, telling us your thoughts about what you miss and what you like. We really value your feedback and therefore any comments or suggestions you have will be useful to us. You can simply contact us from our web site by using the link "contact EVISA".

While the "E" in EVISA stands for "European" this by no means limits the topics we discuss nor the partners with which we cooperate. Speciation is a truly global topic that necessitates the cooperation of researchers from different scientific areas crossing all kinds of borders. 

We thank you all for your interest and your fidelity.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous Year 2014

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.

Most Canadians having dental amalgam in their mouth are exposed to mercury at levels surpassing the reference exposure level (REL)
According to a new study, more than 80% of Canadians carrying dental amalgam restorations, experience a daily dose of mercury that exceeds the Canadian REL-associated dose.

Arsenic species distribution in drinking water wells in the USA with high arsenic concentrations
A new study shows that for most US ground waters high in arsenic one arsenic species (either As(III) or As(V)) is dominant. Interestingly, As(III) was the dominant form in 92% of wells in the midwest region in comparison to only 21% in the east region, 7% in the west region, and 9% in the farwest region.

EPA Study: Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Drop 34 Percent
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study showing that blood mercury levels in women of childbearing age dropped 34 percent from a survey conducted in 1999-2000 to follow-up surveys conducted from 2001 to 2010. Additionally, the percentage of women of childbearing age with blood mercury levels above the level of concern decreased 65 percent from the 1999-2000 survey and the follow-up surveys from 2001-2010. The data suggest that women are making more informed seafood choices.

EFSA publishes dietary reference value for manganese
Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) derived Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for manganese.


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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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)

Date:     January 28,2014 - January 31,2014
Location:     Bruges, Belgium
December 1,2013    Early registration at reduced fee
December 1,2013    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations

HPLC 2014, International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Date:     May 11,2014 - May 15,2014
Location:     New Orleans, USA
December 16,2013    Abstract deadline 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.

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

ESAS 2014: European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry / 15th Czech -Slovak Spectroscopic Conference
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 16.03.2014 - 21.03.2014

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

TEF-5: 5th International IUPAC Symposium for Trace Elements in Food
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 06.05.2014 - 09.05.2014


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 !



University of Bremen, Germany: Aqueous Geochemistry
The Geochemistry and Hydrogeology Group at the University of Bremen (Germany) seeks a to fill a position in aqueous geochemistry (TV-L E 13). The position is somewhat comparable to that of an Assistant Professor in the US system.



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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