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

This month we continue our series  on "Tools for speciation analysis" (click here for seeing the index).

This series of brief summaries is meant to give easy access to valuable information related to the techniques and methodology of speciation analysis. Some people argue that speciation analysis is just chemical analysis and therefore does not call for any special discussion. It is true that there is no single special analytical technique for speciation analysis. Instead the analyst performing speciation analysis has to select the appropriate technique and methodology from the toolbox of analytical chemistry.  Anyhow, since speciation analysis is often discussing trace element speciation, only the most sensitive and selective analytical techniques come into consideration. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry plays a very prominent role for the methodology of speciation analysis.

Techniques and methods using the ICP-MS but also other plasma sources will be discussed during the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry that will take place February 22-26, 2015 in Münster, Germany (see EVISA's Agenda of Events). Please join us for this major event in the beginning of next year. On-line abstract submission is open to the end of October !!


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.

Gel electrophoresis combined with laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for speciation analysis
Gel electrophoresis (GE) is the benchmark for high resolution protein separation, particularly in two-dimensional (2-D) format. However the application of GE for the speciation analysis of metallic-species is not straightforward.

Flow-injection inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for speciation analysis
Flow-injection is a technique to perform sample manipulations such as reagent addition, dilution, preconcentration and simple separations with a manifold on-line coupled with the detection system.

Analytik Jena Closes Acquisition of Bruker’s ICP-MS Business and Begins Integration Process
One of the most important business acquisitions in the history of Analytik Jena AG has been closed. Analytik Jena moves closer to the top providers of elemental trace analysis systems. Substantial addition and expansion of the product portfolio for the growing global market for ICP-MS.

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.
 more infos...

AsBIC7: 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
Date: November 30,2014 - December 5,2014
Location: Crowne Plaza Gold Tower, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast , Australien
October 17,2014 Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
October 24,2014 Accomodation booking

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

XIII RIO Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Date: 19.10.2014 - 25.10.2014

ICFIA 2014:19th International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis and Related Techniques
Location: ACROS Fukuoka, Japan
Date: 30.11.2014 - 05.12.2014

AsBIC7: 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
Location: Crowne Plaza Gold Tower, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast , Australien
Date: 30.11.2014 - 05.12.2014

4th EspeQBrazil - 4th Brazilian Meeting on Chemical Speciation
Location: Bourbon Curitiba Convention Hotel, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Date: 09.12.2014 - 12.12.2014

EWCPS 2015: 16th European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry.
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 22.02.2015 - 26.02.2015

CANAS 2015: Colloquium Analytische Atomspektroskopie
Location: Leipzig
Date: 08.03.2015 - 10.03.2015


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 !



Trent University: Speciation and Isotope Geochemistry
Two postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the areas of Metal Speciation and Isotope Geochemistry. The positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled.

The Office of Regulatory Science of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking outstanding analytical or bioanalytical chemists with mass spectrometry expertise to participate in our food safety/food defense research program.


Aarhus University, DK: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopist/Engineer (ID 686078)
The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a spectroscopist/engineer to manage and support the new Danish Interdisciplinary Centre for Plasma Mass Spectrometry at Aarhus University.

University of Loughborough, UK: Professor
This appointment is part of a number of new academic posts within the School of Science and therefore is embedded in a call that comes under the heading of the Centre for Data Science, but is actually about elemental mass spectrometry with the particular emphasis on personalized medicine.


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.



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If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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