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

This month we continue our series on "tools and methods for speciation analysis". One of the most often used detection system for speciation analysis is the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS).  While the ICP-MS is a system for multielement analysis, this capability is seldom used in speciation analysis.  In our brief summary we discuss the pros and cons of multielement speciation analysis and list the applications reported so far (see the news below).

One of the research fields that would benefit from multielement speciation analysis is the field of "metallomics". Researchers working in metallomics will gather August 14-17 for the 6th International Symposium on Metallomics in Vienna. Early registration is still available until May 25.


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.

Multielement speciation analysis
Typical speciation analysis seldom involves multielement analysis, simply because the focus of interest is often on the speciation of a single target element. However, the multielement capabilities of ICP-MS on one site, and the economic pressure to reduce costs, waste and time needed for the analysis, is the driving force to develop methods for multielemental speciation analysis.

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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HPLC 2017: 45th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

Date:     June 18,2017 - June 22,2017
Location:     Prague, Czech Republic
June 1,2017    Submission of abstracts for late posters

ICMGP 2017: 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Date:     July 16,2017 - July 21,2017
Location:     Providence, Rhode Island, USA
May 31,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

Goldschmidt Conference 2017

Date:     August 13,2017 - August 18,2017
Location:     Paris, France
June 13,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

Metallomics 2017: The 6th International Symposium on Metallomics

Date:     August 14,2017 - August 17,2017
Location:     University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
May 25,2017    Extended: Early registration at reduced fee

CEST2017: 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

Date:     August 31,2017 - September 2,2017
Location:     Rhodes, Greece
June 1,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

IMA-2017: International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Date:     September 17,2017 - September 21,2017
Location:     Heraklion, Crete, Greece
May 20,2017    Notification of acceptance
June 5,2017    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.

NAWLA2015: 2nd North American Workshop on Laser Ablation
Location: University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Date: 25.05.2017 - 27.05.2017

65th ASMS: Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Location: Indiana Convention Center located at 100 S. Capitol, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
Date: 04.06.2017 - 08.06.2017

ISABC14: 14th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Toulouse, France
Date: 07.06.2017 - 10.06.2017

CSI XL: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XL
Location: Pisa, Italy
Date: 11.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

EMSLIBS: 9th Euro-Mediterranean Symposium LIBS
Location: Congress Palace, Pisa, Italy
Date: 11.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

HPLC 2017: 45th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 18.06.2017 - 22.06.2017


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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.



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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