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

Last month we mentioned that legislation up to now was not an important driving force for performing speciation analysis. The major motivation to do speciation analysis rather than the less complex trace element analysis is the enhanced information value obtained by speciation analysis. The enhanced information value is especially welcomed whenever speciation analysis is part of research.

We now have started to add new chapters to EVISA's Brief summaries related to research areas that greatly benefit from speciation analysis:
Earlier we already had created chapters on:


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.

Chemical speciation analysis for nutrition and food science
The enhanced information obtained by chemical speciation analysis is not only a prerequisite for the evalutaion of the nutritional value or the assessment of health risk related to toxic species in foodstuffs, but it is also a useful tool in food characterization.

Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences
In the area of life sciences, chemical analysis is meant to provide information about the metabolism, function and toxicity of chemical compounds in biological organisms and by this help to study the mechanisms involved.

Trace element speciation analysis for environmental sciences
Chemical analysis for the environment is needed to provide information about the status as well as the processes involved for the emission, cycling, degradation and fate of matter in the environment.

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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BioMetals 2014
Date:     July 13,2014 - July 18,2014
Location:     Durham, NC USA
May 15,2014    Submission of abstracts

BNASS/TraceSpec 2014: Tandem Conference

Date: August 31,2014 - September 4,2014
Location: University of Aberdeen– Aberdeen, Scotland
May 2,2014 Extended: Submission of abstracts
June 15,2014 Standard registration at reduced fee abstracts

24. ICP-MS Anwendertreffen und
11. Symposium Massenspektrometrische Verfahren
Elementspurenanalyse 2014

Date: September 15,2014 - September 18,2014
Location: HZG Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
May 31,2014 Submission of abstracts
June 30,2014 Last minute poster abstracts
July 15,2014 Registration

2014 SCIX Conference: Annual National Meeting of the Society
for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) /
The 41st Annual North American Meeting of the Federation
of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS)

Date: September 28,2014 - October 3,2014
Location: Reno, Nevada
April 30,2014 Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
July 31,2014 Submission of abstracts for poster presentationsabstracts

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

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

HPLC 2014, International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Location: New Orleans, USA
Date: 11.05.2014 - 15.05.2014

Spectr'Atom 2014
Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 22.05.2014 - 23.05.2014

IAP 2014: International Conference on Interfaces against Pollution
Location: De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Date: 25.05.2014 - 28.05.2014

7th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 01.06.2014 - 04.06.2014


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 !



Environment Canada (Ottawa, Ontario): Trace metal speciation and analytical method development
The Air Analysis and Quality Section of Environment Canada (Ottawa, Ontario) has an position available for someone who will qualify for the NSERC Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program. The tenure is for 12 months with the possibility of extending the contract for up to 3 years.


Brussels, Belgium: Assistant professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The research unit Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry (AMGC) within the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has an opening for an assistant professor in analytical chemistry, starting in the fall of 2014.

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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