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

We just came back from the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry in  Florida. While in general speciation analysis has less attention in the US compared to Europe, this time it was strongly visible. Out of the 114 lectures about 31 were devoted to speciation analysis in the widest sense and 33 posters out of 183 were discussing speciation related topics. Nanoparticle characterization was for the first time a topic in the focus of many presentations and even instrument manufacturers already came up with commercial solutions. Agilent used the conference to introduce its new 7900 ICP-MS with enhanced sensitivity (see the News below).

The next European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry will take place
2015 in Münster, Germany and will be organized in cooperation with EVISA (see the conference web site).


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.

Agilent Technologies Introduces Breakthrough ICP-MS and MP-AES Platforms
New Systems Provide Unprecedented Performance, Value, Ease of Use

A new study finds: Inorganic mercury stays in the brain for years if not decades
Evidence from modeling studies based on autopsy tissue data point to a half-life of inorganic mercury in human brains of several years to several decades, contradicting older radioisotope studies that estimated half-lives in the order of weeks to months in duration.

EVISA welcomed its 5 Millionth User
More than 1 Million users visited the EVISA web portal during the year 2013 and downloaded more than 7.8 Million pages full of information. This month EVISA welcomed its 5 Millionth user.


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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TEF-5: 5th International IUPAC Symposium for Trace Elements in Food

Date:     May 6,2014 - May 9,2014
Location:     Copenhagen, Denmark
February 1,2014    Early registration at reduced fee
February 1,2014    Submission of abstracts

IAP 2014: International Conference on Interfaces against Pollution

Date:     May 25,2014 - May 28,2014
Location:     De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
January 31,2014    Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation
March 31,2014    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.

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

17th Radiochemical Conference
Location: Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
Date: 11.05.2014 - 16.05.2014


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 !




Umweltbundesamt, Wien: ExpertIn für Umweltanalytik
als Karenzvertretung zur Umsetzung umweltbezogener Analytik-Projekte


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 2700 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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