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

This issue of the Speciation Newsletter comes a few days late. The reason is simple. By taking part in the Nordic Plasma Conference and other duties the time for finding topics for the Newsletter was very limited. That brings me to a point, I would like to discuss:

While many scientists have to cope with an increasing number of conferences, symposia and workshops, the number of meetings devoted to speciation analysis is very limited. Some conferences related to techniques (like the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry) have big sessions related to speciation analysis, however such techniques are only part of the toolbox of scientists working in this field. The question then is whether there is room for a conference related to speciation analysis that brings together scientists
working with different tools.

The TraceSpec Workshop on Progress in Trace Metal Speciation for Environmental Analytical Chemistry is trying to provide such forum. Unfortunately it is limiting itself to the topic of "Environmental Analytical Chemistry" while many speciation analysts have moved towards life science.  That has resulted in lack of dynamics for the TraceSpec Workshop during the last events.

The question than is whether there is a need for a special meeting devoted to speciation analysis. We would like to hear your opinion ! Please send us your thoughts (via contact EVISA). 

By the way, registration for this year TraceSpec Workshop is still open !


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.

European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2017: Grants and Awards
We would like to draw your attention to the announcement of the following grants and awards for the oncoming European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Sankt Anton Austria 19. – 24.02.2017:

Agilent is introducing the second generation of Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS system: The 8900
Agilent is showcasing the new solutions at the annual meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, June 5-9, in San Antonio, Texas. The highlight of the new releases is the Agilent 8900 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS system. The controlled-reaction chemistry of this inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry system delivers the lowest detection limits for previously difficult elements, such as sulfur, silicon and phosphorus. It also includes a fast detector that sets a new benchmark for single nanoparticle applications.

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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BNASS 2016: 18th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium

Date:     July 4,2016 - July 6,2016
Location:     Liverpool, John Moores University
June 30,2016    Registration

EWLA2016: 13th European Workshop on Laser Ablation

Date:     July 12,2016 - July 15,2016
Location:     Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 20,2016    Early Registration at reduced fee
September 30,2016    Full paper submission (JAAS themed issue)


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

DUST 2016: 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust
Location: Castellaneta Marina - Taranto, Italy
Date: 12.06.2016 - 17.06.2016

As 2016: 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 19.06.2016 - 23.06.2016

Goldschmidt Conference, session 15c : Microbiological and Geochemical Controls on Trace Metal Speciation, Transformation, and Transport
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Date: 26.06.2016 - 01.07.2016

BNASS 2016: 18th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Location: Liverpool, John Moores University
Date: 04.07.2016 - 06.07.2016

32nd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Date: 04.07.2016 - 08.07.2016

Biometals 2016: 10th International Biometals Symposium
Location: Dresden (Germany)
Date: 10.07.2016 - 15.07.2016


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 !


University of Bern: Biomethylation and biovolatilisation of antimony in soils
The Trace Element Speciation and Environmental Chemistry Group (TrES Group), Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for a Ph.D. position in Environmental Biogeochemistry to study the biomethylation and biovolatilisation of antimony in soils

University of Bern: Biomethylation of mercury in agricultural soils
The Trace Element Speciation and Environmental Chemistry Group (TrES Group), Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for a Ph.D. position in Environmental Biogeochemistry to study the biomethylation of mercury in agricultural soils.

Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG): Diplom-/Masterarbeit: Entwicklung von speziesanalytischen Methoden zum Nachweis und Untersuchung von metallbasierten Antifouling Bioziden in aquatischen Matrizes
Ziel der ausgeschriebenen Diplom-/Masterarbeit (Chemie, Umweltwissenschaften und verwandten Studiengängen) ist die Entwicklung komplementärer speziesanalytischer Methoden zur Identifizierung und Quantifizierung relevanter metallbasierter Biozide und Spezies der Verbindungen in aquatischen Matrizes.

SCK-CEN Belgium: Development and validation of HPLC-SF-ICP-MS methodologies for characterization of spent nuclear fuel
The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) recently opened its call for PhD and post-doc positions (2016 campaign). Two challenging research topics on SF-ICP-MS method development are offered for this purpose by the Radiochemistry expert group.

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



University Bern: 50% Research Assistant/Technician in Chemistry with a Focus on Environmental Biogeochemistry
The Trace Element Speciation and Environmental Chemistry Group (TrES Group), Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for a 50% Research Assistant/Technician in Chemistry with a Focus on Environmental Biogeochemistry

National Research Council Canada: Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
We are looking to fill one or more Research Associate (RA) positions to support our Measurement Science and Standards Portfolio. The RA would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.


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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