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

In this issue we report about upcoming new regulation. ICH Q3D Elemental Impurities is a quality guideline for the control of metal impurities in drug substances and drug products. Recently, the Expert Working Group has updated the permissible daily exposure (PED) value for cadmium. In an attempt to harmonize different regulation, FDA has issued a draft guidance document on July 13, 2018, inviting comments on the proposed changes as part of global regulatory policy harmonization efforts (see the news below).

The EU is seeking to restrict chemicals in tattoo inks causing health effects. A proposal to implement tight limits on the use of 4,000 chemicals is expected to be brought to a vote among EU member states by the middle of next year (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.

EU seeking to restrict chemicals in tattoo inks over cancer fears
The EU’s chemicals watchdog has concluded that substances found in tattooing inks may pose a cancer risk, although there is no direct evidence, and member states will vote in 2019 on restrictions for 4,000 chemicals currently in use.

FDA Invites Comment on New Exposure Limits for Cadmium
FDA has issued a call for comments on a proposed change to the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) Q3D Elemental Impurities guidance document that corrects a calculation error in the permissible daily exposure (PDE) for cadmium by the inhalation route of exposure.

Shimadzu enhances its mass spectrometry platform with the launch of a new Q-TOF system
Shimadzu, one of the world's fastest growing mass spectrometry companies, announces the launch of the quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) LCMS-9030 system. The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 is a research grade mass spectrometer designed to deliver high-resolution, accurate-mass detection with incredibly fast data acquisition rates, allowing scientists to identify and quantify more compounds with greater confidence. It utilizes the same engineering DNA from our proven, rugged, high-performance triple quadrupole (LC-MS/MS) platform and integrates that with powerful TOF architecture to transform high mass accuracy workflows by achieving high-sensitivity, high-speed, and high-resolution detection.

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

SciX 2018: The Great Scientific Exchange
Date:     October 21,2018 - October 26,2018
Location:     Atlanta, GA, USA
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
September 1,2018    Early registration at reduced fee

18th European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2019
Date:     February 3,2019 - February 8,2019
Location:     Pau, France
September 15,2018    Submission of abstracts for students' oral presentations grants
September 30,2018    Submission of abstracts
October 31,2018    Notification of acceptance for oral and poster presentations
November 15,2018    Early registration at reduced fee
January 10,2019    Submission of abstracts for late poster presentations

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

IMSC 2018: 22nd International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: 26.08.2018 - 31.08.2018

13. Symposium „Massenspektrometrische Verfahren der Elementspurenanalyse“ zusammen mit dem 26. ICPMS-Anwendertreffen
Location: Berlin-Adlershof, Germany
Date: 03.09.2018 - 06.09.2018

ICIA 2018: 1. International Conference on Ion Analysis
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Date: 09.09.2018 - 13.09.2018

SIMS Europe 2018
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 16.09.2018 - 18.09.2018

ISC 2018: 32nd International Symposium on Chromatography
Location: Cannes-Mandelieu, France
Date: 23.09.2018 - 27.09.2018

Copper 2018: 11th International Copper Meeting
Location: Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento, Naples, Italy.
Date: 23.09.2018 - 28.09.2018


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IMR/DTU (Denmark): Marine feed resources
At the Institute of Marine Research we currently have a vacancy for a 3 year PhD position to work on new marine feed resources and determination of heavy metals and arsenic speciation.


University of Crete: Marie Curie Fellowship
The group of Spiros A. Pergantis is currently seeking junior or experienced post-docs with an excellent track record in Analytical, Bioanalytical or Physical Chemistry, that are eligible and willing to apply for a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship. The group has hosted 5 Marie Curie postdoctoral fellows so far and has the expertise to prepare competitive research proposals under the MSCA scheme for the following research project:
“Ion Mobility Spectrometry on-line with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry: A New Analytical Tool for Studying Physicochemical Matrix Effects Occurring in an Inductively Coupled Plasma, for Determining Metal Containing Nanoparticles and Metalloproteins”


BAM, Berlin: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in der Fachrichtung Chemie oder vergleichbar
Zur Verstärkung des Teams im Fachbereich „Anorganische Spurenanalytik“ in Berlin-Adlershof sucht die BAM eine/n

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany: Geoscience, Environmental Sciences
The Institute of Coastal Research, Division Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas, Department Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry, invites applications for a PostDoc position (m/f) Geoscience, Environmental Sciences or comparable, starting in January 2019. The position is initially limited
to 36 months.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Sciences
The Institute of Coastal Research, Division Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas, Department Marine Bioanalytical Chemistry, invites applications for a PostDoc position (m/f) Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or comparable, starting in October 2018. The position is initially limited to 36 months.

CEA-Saclay: Development of a nuclearised instrumental platform and associated methods to analyse actinide-peptide species of interest in nuclear toxicology
A Post-doctoral position is open in the Department of Physical Chemistry at CEA-Saclay (10-20 km near Paris).

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.



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