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

Metals play a prominent role for life. Metal species are involved in many processes such as signaling, respiration, metabolism - to name only few. This is know for a long time and is the subject of Bioinorganic chemistry. However, during more recent time, scientists recognized that the role of metals is even more decisive than thought before. It is estimated that approximately half of all proteins contain a metal. Often if not always, the metal is key for the function of the metalloprotein. To highlight this importance of metals for life, the study of metal species in organisms is integrated under a new roof called "metallomics". Speciation analysis is one of the tools to study metal species and therefore an import tool for metallomics.

Since metals play a prominent role for life it is not astonishing that metals play a prominent role in health and diseases.  For quite some time scientists are trying to find the cause for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson. Metal species such as aluminium, copper and iron species have been suspected to be involved but the processes involved could not be fully cleared up. A group of researchers from Australia now believes to have identified the responsible metal - iron.
(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.

Iron levels linked to Alzheimer's progression
Higher levels of ferritin, an iron storage protein, are associated with reduced cognitive performance and can predict whether a patient suffering from mild cognitive impairment will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD), reports a study published May 20 in Nature Communications.

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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CSI 2015: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale
Date:     August 30,2015 - September 3,2015
Location:     Figueira da Foz, Portugal
June 30,2015    Early registration at reduced fee

Metallomics-2015: Vth International Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     September 9,2015 - September 12,2015
Location:     Beijing, China
July 10,2015    Extended: Submission of abstracts
July 10,2015    Registration

antimony 2015: 3rd International Workshop on Antimony in the Environment
Date:     October 6,2015 - October 9,2015
Location:     Leipzig, Germany
June 30,2015    Submission of abstracts
August 31,2015    Early registration at reduced fee

2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     January 10,2016 - January 16,2016
Location:     Tucson, United States
July 10,2015    Early registration at reduced fee
July 10,2015    Submission of abstractsfee

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

ICMGP 2015: 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Location: ICC JEJU (International Convention Center Jeju), Jeju, Korea (South)
Date: 14.06.2015 - 18.06.2015

HPLC 2015: 42nd International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations & Related Techniques
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 21.06.2015 - 25.06.2015

Isotopes 2015: Isotope effects accross disciplines
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Date: 21.06.2015 - 26.06.2015

2015 NEMC: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.
Date: 13.07.2015 - 17.07.2015

ICBIC17: 17th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Location: Beijing, China
Date: 20.07.2015 - 24.07.2015

CSI 2015: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale
Location: Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Date: 30.08.2015 - 03.09.2015


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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.

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