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

In the first week of Februray the European Winter Conference on Plasmaspectrochemistry took place in Pau (France). The city is hosting a very active group of researchers in this field around Olivier Donard, Ryszard Lobinski and Joanna Szpunar.  All of them have acted as a chairperson for this conference. Olivier Donard was the chair for the conference in 1999 in Pau, Joanna Szpunar organized the conference together with Pavel Koscielniak in 2013 in Cracow (Poland) and Ryszard Lobinski organized this event this year. While not that easy to reach Pau, the  conference attracted more than 500 participants. As typical for the European issue of the conference, speciation analysis was again an important topic (see the news below).

Speciation analysis is trying to answer important questions related to the metabolism of chemical species in biological organisms  or biogeochemical cycle of elements in the environment.  The retention of gadolinium in patients having received Gd-based contrast agents for diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a topic that calls for the investigation by using techniques for speciation analysis (see the news below).

Since the community being active in speciation analysis is using many different analytical techniques - actually the whole tool-box of analytical chemistry, there is no single event that brings the different researchers together. The only conference that had tried so, namely the "TraceSpec", was given up because of difficulties to reach a broad acceptance. Therefore, researchers being active in speciation analysis will meet each other during sessions dedicated to speciation analysis at analytical conferences of broader interest. The next conferences in Europe with dedicated speciation sessions are the following:

The ANAKON 2019 in Münster is the most important German speaking conference on analytical chemistry.

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.

Impressions from the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry that took place February 3-8, 2017 in Pau (France)
With more than 500 participants, the 18th European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry took place the first week of February in Pau (France).

The retention of gadolinium in the human body following the use of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents: a call to action for analytical chemists
Gd-based contrast agends partly remain in the body of patients for quite some time. The information from speciation analysis is needed in order to answer why.

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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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
February 28,2019    Early registration at reduced fee

ICMGP 2019: 14 th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Date:     September 8,2019 - September 13,2019
Location:     Krakow, Poland
March 4,2019    Submission of abstracts

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

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

ReMiND 2019: Biomolecules in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Location: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany
Date: 26.06.2019 - 27.06.2019


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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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