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

Last month we mentioned the important information of element distribution maps provided by bioimaging techniques. One of the most often used technique for bioimaging is based on laser ablation as a spatially resolved sampling technique. Last month scientists working with such techniques came together in Münster for the "First Workshop on Laser Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry". The very shortly announced event was with 80 participants nicely accepted. The success of the workshop motivated the organizers to announce the continuation of the event with a second version that was already fixed (see the News below).

We are glad to announce the publication of a special issue of "Trends in Analytical Chemistry" dedicated to speciation analysis. 16 contributions of renowed scientists working in the field of speciation analysis give an overview over recent advances, hot topics and trends in speciation analysis (see the News below).

Chromium is one of those elements, for which the importance of speciation is evident. While chromium is considered essential in its trivalent form, the hexavalent species is classified as genotoxic and carcinogenic.  For this reason the presence of this carcinogen cannot be tolerated in food and drinking water. Canada has now finalized a Federal Environmental Quality Guideline (FEQG) for hexavalent chromium (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.

Canada finalises environmental guideline for hexavalent chromium
Canada has finalised Federal Environmental Quality Guideline (FEQG) for hexavalent chromium.

Special issue on "Advances in speciation techniques and methodology" available
Scientists from the University of Münster (Michael Sperling and Uwe Karst) have edited a collection of papers dedicated to speciation analysis. The issue is meant to give an overview over recent advances, hot topics and trends in speciation analysis.

Experts in Bioimaging came together in Münster, May 24-25, 2018
About 80 scientists from 9 countries joined May 24-25 in Münster for discussing the progress in "Laser Bioimaging Mass Spectrometry".

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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34th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS)
Date:     June 7,2018 - June 9,2018
Location:     Jena, Germany
May 30, 2018    Registration

BNASS 2018: The 19th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Date:     July 2,2018 - July 4,2018
Location:     London, United Kingdom
June 21,2018    Registration

IMSC 2018: 22nd International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Date:     August 26,2018 - August 31,2018
Location:     Florence, Italy
June 30,2018    Submission of late poster abstracts

ICIA 2018: 1. International Conference on Ion Analysis
Date:     September 9,2018 - September 13,2018
Location:     Berlin (Germany)
June 20,2018    Extended: Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
July 15,2018    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
July 15,2018    Early registration at reduced fee

ISC 2018: 32nd International Symposium on Chromatography
Date:     September 23,2018 - September 27,2018
Location:     Cannes-Mandelieu, France
June 23,2018    Early registration at reduced fee

Copper 2018: 11th International Copper Meeting
Date:     September 23,2018 - September 28,2018
Location:     Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento, Naples, Italy.
July 1,2018    Submission of abstracts
September 1,2018    Registration

SciX 2018: The Great Scientific Exchange
Date:     October 21,2018 - October 26,2018
Location:     Atlanta, GA, USA
July 31,2018    Abstract submission for poster presentations
September 28,2018    Early registration at discounted rate

ISPTS2018: 15th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances
Date:     November 6,2018 - November 9,2018
Location:     Basel, Switzerland
July 15,2018    Submission of abstracts
July 30,2018    Notification of acceptance
September 1,2018    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.

ISEAC40: Environmental & Food Monitoring Conference
Location: Santiago de Compostela
Date: 19.06.2018 - 22.06.2018

EWLA 2018: 14th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Location: Pau, France
Date: 26.06.2018 - 29.06.2018

As 2018: The 7th International Congress & Exhibition On “Arsenic In The Environment"
Location: Beijing, China
Date: 01.07.2018 - 06.07.2018

BNASS 2018: The 19th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: 02.07.2018 - 04.07.2018

BioMetals 2018: 11th International Biometals Symposium
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 15.07.2018 - 19.07.2018

ICHMET 2018: 19th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment
Location: Athens, GA, USA
Date: 21.07.2018 - 25.07.2018


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NC State University (North Carolina, USA): Biogenic Metal Chelators in the Environment
The Baars Group (https://baarslab.wordpress.ncsu.edu) invite applications for a postdoctoral position to study biologically secreted metabolites that are triggered by abiotic and biotic interactions in the environment.

Prague, Czech Republic: Trace elemental and speciation analysis based on atomic spectrometry mainly in biomedical and environmental fields
The Department of Trace Element Analysis of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences is looking for postdoctorial fellows. The research is focused on (i) development of promising aspects of generation, preconcentration and atomization of volatile compounds for trace elemental and speciation analysis by atomic spectrometry methods (AAS, AFS and ICP-MS) and (ii) application of methods of trace elemental and speciation analysis based on atomic spectrometry mainly in biomedical and environmental fields.

University of Aberdeen, Scotland: Speciation analysis
The TESLA Laboratory at the University of Aberdeen is looking for three postdocs to work within three different projects.

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).



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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