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

Arsenic is one of the elements most often studied for its speciation. More than 100 different compounds have been identified in nature and researchers add to this number every year. Inorganic arsenic and some organic arsenic species are toxic and may cause bladder and lung cancer. Human exposure is mainly by drinking water and food. Arsenic in food is a topic of growing concern. Up to now, there is little regulation on arsenic in food, but health organizations and regulators are discussing this topic since quite a moment. Meaningful risk assessment calls for data on arsenic speciation and on groups of the population especially vulnerable. Therefore infant food should be especially in the focus. A group of researchers from Austria and Norway now have developed a method for arsenic speciation analysis of human milk. While fortunately inorganic arsenic was not a major species, they found for the first time some arsenolipids that also seem to be highly toxic (see the news below).

EVISA is continuously updating the information accessible via its web site.  This month we have improved our glossary with terms on mass spectrometry and also have added a new link page related to terminology related to atomic spectrometry. With more than 16,500 pages full of information, the EVISA web portal attracts up to 5000 visitors per day. Few days ago we proudly welcomed the 10 Millionth user (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.

Arsenic species in human milk
A group of researchers from Austria and Norway have developed methods for arsenic speciation analysis of human milk. Both the aqueous-soluble fraction as well as the lipid fraction was analysed. Inorganic arsenic was not a significant species. Arsenolipids were found in human milk for the first time.

EVISA proudly welcomes its 10 Millionth User
More than 1.37 Million users visited the EVISA web portal during the year 2016 and downloaded more than 10.3 Million pages full of information. Again we were able to increase the interaction with our user community during the year. This month EVISA welcomes its 10 Millionth user.

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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2017 SciX Conference: 44th Annual North American Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS)
Date:     September 8,2017 - September 13,2017
Location:     Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
July 31,2017    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
September 21,2017    Early registration at reduced fee

5th Workshop on Field-Flow Fractionation – Mass Spectrometry (FFF-MS)
Date:     September 28,2017 - September 29,2017
Location:     Vienna, Austria
August 15,2017    Submission of absracts
August 31,2017    Registration

CE and FFE forum
Date:     October 4,2017 - October 6,2017
Location:     Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Karlsruhe-berghausen, Germany
July 31,2017    Preregistration
July 31,2017    Submission of abstract

RAFA 2017: 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Date:     November 7,2017 - November 10,2017
Location:     Prague, Czech Republic
July 31,2017    Early registration at reduced fee
July 31,2017    Abstract submission for oral presentation

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

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

61st ICASS: International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: 19.06.2017 - 23.06.2017

TEMA 16: 16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Date: 26.06.2017 - 29.06.2017

ICMGP 2017: 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Date: 16.07.2017 - 21.07.2017

ICOBTE 2017: International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
Location: ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 16.07.2017 - 20.07.2017

ICBIC18, the 18th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Location: Florianópolis, Brazil.
Date: 31.07.2017 - 04.08.2017


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 Pau, France: Plant, living organisms and aquatic environment and their response to environmental changes
The University of Pau (France) is offering twelve doctoral grants (outfitted with a monthly gross salary before taxes of 1685 €) over a 3 year period starting in September 2017. In addition, there would be the possibility to gain some experience in teaching if desired (with extra gratification).

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.


University of Pau, France: Plant, living organisms and aquatic environment and their response to environmental changes
The University of Pau is offering four positions (each outfitted with a monthly gross salary before taxes starting from 2000 € depending on previous) over a one year period starting in September 2017.


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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