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

Speciation analysis as any chemical analysis calls for quality control in order to warrant accurate results. Certified Reference Materials (CRM) are cornerstones for quality control used for calibration, recovery tests and method validation.  The National Research Council of Canada now has released a new CRM supporting the analysis of food supplements. Apart from minerals and trace elements, the materials are also certified for some trace element species (Chromium picolinate, cyanocobalamanin) and many vitamins (see the news below).

Speciation analysis in general is a complex analysis calling for dedicated sample preparation that often excludes simultaneous multielement analysis. A group of researchers from the University of Graz now presents a method for the simultaneous analysis of sulphur and selenium species in mushrooms cultured under enhanced selenium supply. The researchers investigated in which part of the organism most selenium can be found and what are the predominant species. In order to measure these species accurately a triple quad ICP-MS was used that could overcome spectral interferences by using the oxygen reaction mode (see the news below).  

The capabilities of plasma-based techniques such as ICP-MS will be discussed during the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry taking place in early February in Pau (France).

The ANAKON 2019 in Münster is the most important German speaking conference on analytical chemistry. There is still time to submit an abstract for a late poster presentation (until February 8, 2019).

The role of trace metals in life science will be discussed during the 7th International Symposium on Metallomics, taking place June 30 to July 3rd in  Warsaw (Poland).  


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.

Simultaneous selenium and sulfur speciation analysis in cultured mushrooms (Pleurotus pulmonarius)
A group of researchers working at the University of Graz performed simultaneous selenium and sulfur speciation analysis in cultured mushrooms using ion-pairing reversed-phase chromatography coupled to an ICPMS/MS detector.

New Certified Reference Materials supporting the analysis of food supplements
NRC Metrology released a set of mineral supplement and multivitamin certified reference materials (CRMs). These will help ensure the quality and safety of nutritional supplements for consumers by enabling better chemical characterization of active ingredients.

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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Date:     March 25,2019 - March 28,2019
Location:     Münster, Germany
January 31,2019    Early registration at reduced fee
February 8,2019    Submission of abstracts for late poster presentations

CSI XLI: Colloqium Spectroscopicum Internationale XLI
Date:     June 9,2019 - June 14,2019
Location:     Mexico City, Mexico
February 17,2019    Extended: Submission of Abstracts
February 25,2019    Notification of acceptance
February 25,2019    Registration and payment
March 17,2019    Early registration at reduced fee

ISM 2019: 7th International Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     June 30,2019 - July 3,2019
Location:     Warsaw University of Technlogy, Poland
January 15,2019    Notification of acceptance
February 28,2019    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.

18th European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2019
Location: Pau, France
Date: 03.02.2019 - 08.02.2019

PittCon 2019: 70th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: 17.03.2019 - 21.03.2019

Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 25.03.2019 - 28.03.2019

FESTEM 2019: 7th International Symposium of the Federation of European Societies on Trace Elements and Minerals together with 35th Annual GMS Meeting
Location: Potsdam/Germany
Date: 02.04.2019 - 05.04.2019

ISABC15: 15th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Nara, Japan
Date: 02.06.2019 - 05.06.2019

CSI XLI: Colloqium Spectroscopicum Internationale XLI
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: 09.06.2019 - 14.06.2019


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IPREM, Pau, France: Environmental Sciences
The scietific team around Marie-Pierre Isaure at IPREM (Pau, France) is looking for a postdoctorial fellow that will work on both imaging and spectroscopy.

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”


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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