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

Three weeks ago American wine made it again into the headlines. Relatively high arsenic concentrations were found in red wines from different wine regions in the US. In March already Californian white wines were identified to have high arsenic content. While the news were telling that one should not panic since anyhow there are other sources for dietary intake, epidemiologists have identified wine as an important source for arsenic exposure (see the news below).

While arsenic in food is not regulated in Europe, mercury in fish is limited to 1 ppm. Fish is the most important source for human exposure to methylmercury which is over 100 times more toxic than mercury. Interestingly, an EU position paper dated 29 May 2015, proposes a weakening of the current strict limits for toxic mercury in foodstuffs and, therefore, a worsening of consumer health protection throughout the EU.

In order to better understand the metabolism of organomercury compounds, their transport and distribution in the organism, researchers from the University of Münster have studied the binding partners of mercury compounds in human blood. Besides the hemoglobin, carbonic anhydrase was found to form adducts with organomercury compounds (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.

New mercury transporting protein in human blood identified
Researchers from the University of Münster (Germany) identified carbonic anhydrase as a mercury transporting protein in human blood

High Levels of Arsenic in American Wines
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states -- California, Washington, New York and Oregon -- found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what's allowed in drinking water.

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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ICMG - 2016: 6th International Conference on Metals in Genetics, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

Date:     February 17,2016 - February 20,2016
Location:     Bangalore, India
October 20,2015    Notification of acceptance
October 31,2015    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.

4th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: 17.10.2015 - 20.10.2015

ISTERH 2015: Recent Advances in Trace Element Research in Health and Disease
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: 18.10.2015 - 22.10.2015

RAFA 2015: 7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Location: Prague, Ctzech Republic
Date: 03.11.2015 - 06.11.2015

2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Tucson, United States
Date: 10.01.2016 - 16.01.2016

ICMG - 2016: 6th International Conference on Metals in Genetics, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics
Location: Bangalore, India
Date: 17.02.2016 - 20.02.2016

PittCon 2016: 45th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Date: 06.03.2016 - 11.03.2016


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 !


Umeå University: Mercury Biogeochemistry
Umea University, Department of Chemistry has an open position for a PhD student in the field of mercury biogeochemistry.




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