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

Our first Newsletter for the new year 2018 starts with a topic related to mercury, a toxic element that has often been discussed. An international treaty called "Minamata Convention" has been put in action in order to reduce the anthropogenic emission of this element to the environment and thereby the human exposure. Yet, direct injection of one of the most toxic mercury species into the human body as an adjuvant of some vaccines has been excluded from this convention.

The reason for such exemption is the stated "safety" of vaccines containing the mercury species Thimerosal that is based on vaccine safety data reported by the CDC. Last month Brian Hooker reported in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons that the data has been manipulated to hide evidence of a relationship between the timing of vaccination and "isolated autism" (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 information 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.

Thimerosal and Autism: CDC Manipulation of Vaccine Data Reported in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It has been four years since he first received a phone call from a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning manipulation of vaccine safety data, writes Brian Hooker, Ph.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. He had about 40 telephone conversations and exchanged about 10,000 documents by email with Dr. William Thompson. All the data has been shared with Rep. William Posey (R-Fla.)

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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Pittcon 2018: 69th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Date:     February 26,2018 - March 1,2018
Location:     Orlando, FL, USA
February 5,2018    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.

ISONOSE: International Conference and Final ISONOSE Workshop
Location: Sorèze, France
Date: 08.01.2018 - 11.01.2018

Location: The David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Date: 23.01.2018 - 24.01.2018

HTC-15: International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Location: Cardiff, UK
Date: 24.01.2018 - 26.01.2018

Pittcon 2018: 69th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Date: 26.02.2018 - 01.03.2018

ESAS & CANAS 2018 & Anwendertreffen Plasmaspektrometrie
Location: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) Berlin, Germany
Date: 20.03.2018 - 23.03.2018

analytica 2018—26th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Analytica Conference
Location: Messe München. Munich, Germany
Date: 10.04.2018 - 13.04.2018


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: Ph.D. positions in Environmental Biogeochemistry/Soil Science
The Trace Element Speciation and Environmental Chemistry Group (TrES Group), and the Soil Science Group of the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, are inviting applications for two Ph.D. positions in Environmental Biogeochemistry/Soil Science to study arsenic uptake and speciation at the soil/plant and plant/mammalian interface.


Toulouse, France: Exploring methylmercury compound specific stable isotope analysis to trace its origin and fate in marine ecosystems
Full‑time (2yr) position at the GET laboratory (OMP, Toulouse, France), and in collaboration with UMR LMD/IPSL (L. Bopp, Carbon Cycle, Climate Research), and UMR LEMAR (Brest, France, Marine Predator Foraging Ecology) (A. Lorrain).

University of Tasmamia: LA-ICP-MS
The University of Tamania is advertising for a 2-year postdoctoral position in LA-ICPMS.


LGC: Researcher, Inorganic Mass Spectrometry
LGC (Reddington, UK) has opened a new permanent position for a researcher in inorganic mass spectrometry.


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 290 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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