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

We would like to take the opportunity to report about the development of EVISA, its user community and its web portal. We are proud to be able to report, that after 15 years of our presence, we again could increase the number of visitors of our website to more than 1.7 Million for the year 2017. These users have in average viewed 7-8 pages of content on our site. Last month we could welcome the 11 Millionth visitor (see the news below).

Unfortunately, some ranking sites (including google) have frequently downgraded our site because of format and other formal issues. One of the issues is related to unfair behavior of some of our users, which is forcing us to change our policy (see the note to our registered users below).

The EVISA web portal is meant to inform about all aspects of trace element and speciation analysis. Instrumentation is one important topic. EVISA's Instrument database is listing the instruments used for elemental and speciation analysis. Thermo Scientific just recently announced the launch of a new iCAP TQs instrument, an ICP-MS system dedicated for the semiconductor market (see the news below).

EVISA is acting also as an organizer/co-organizer for workshops, symposia and conferences. The next workshop is dedicated to Laser Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry. Abstract submission is open to the end of the month. For more details visit the workshop homepage at: https://speciation.net/event/BIMS2018


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.

Note to our registered users
EVISA is proud of having a faithfully user community that has produced more than 1.7 Mio visits last year and is a strong motivation to continue our work dedicated to inform about all important aspects of trace element and speciation analysis. Despite this fact, our reputation as a reliable information source is sometimes questioned by ranking systems, claiming to having identified the EVISA servers as a SPAM source.

Thermo Fisher Launches New ICP-MS in Semiconductor Manufacturing
On March 13, 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) announced the launch of the iCAP TQs ICP-MS for fast and reliable chemical monitoring aimed at advancing analytical capabilities for improving quality control and yield through process control and failure analysis in semiconductor manufacturing, mostly in Asia, particularly in the China market. This and other new products for this market are being presented during the SEMICON China event being held from March 14, 2018, to March 16, 2018.

EVISA welcomed its 11 Millionth User
More than 1.7 Million users visited the EVISA web portal during the year 2017 and downloaded about 12.5 Million pages full of information. Last month EVISA welcomed its 11 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.
 more infos...

First Workshop on Laser Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry - BI(MS)2 2018
Date:     May 24,2018 - May 25,2018
Location:     Münster, Germany
March 31,2018    Submission of abstracts
April 15,2018    Notification of acceptance
April 30,2018    Early registration at reduced feen

9th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     June 10,2018 - June 13,2018
Location:     Loen, Norway
March 31, 2018    Submission of abstracts
April 1, 2018    Early registration at reduced rate

ISEAC40: Environmental & Food Monitoring Conference
Date:     June 19,2018 - June 22,2018
Location:     Santiago de Compostela
March 22, 2018    Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
March 22, 2018    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
April 1,2018    Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2018    Regular registration

EWLA 2018: 14th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Date:     June 26,2018 - June 29,2018
Location:     Pau, France
March 31,2018    Submission of abstracts
May 1,2018    Early registration are reduced fee

HPLC 2018: 47th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Date:     July 29,2018 - August 2,2018
Location:     Washington, DC, USA
March 31,2018    Early-bird registration at lowest fees
May 31,2018    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
June 8,2018    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.

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

First Workshop on Laser Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry - BI(MS)2 2018
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 24.05.2018 - 25.05.2018

66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Date: 03.06.2018 - 07.06.2018

34th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS)
Location: Jena, Germany
Date: 07.06.2018 - 09.06.2018

9th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 10.06.2018 - 13.06.2018


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 !


Umea University: Mercury biogeochemistry
Umea university is recruiting a talented doctoral student for a fully funded research project on mercury biogeochemistry. The project involves advanced training in analytical chemistry and microbial biogeochemistry. We are seeking an ambitious candidate who is interested in identifying mechanisms for cellular uptake of mercury in anaerobic bacteria. Apply no later than 23 April 2018.


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.



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.



EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 2750 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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