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

Trace element analysis and speciation calls for quality management and assurance when it comes to quantification. A very versatile tool for QA/QC are Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) that can help to validate methods and prove robustness against interferences. EVISA therefore is providing a database on such materials and tries to keep it up to date.  The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) just released a new trout muscle certified reference material (ERM-CE101), supporting the reliable monitoring of mercury concentrations in fish (see the news below).

Selenium is a very special essential element. While it is very helpful to reduce oxidative stress, it is also toxic when certain concentrations are surpassed. The special problem for selenium is that the range between optimum concentration and toxic levels is only a factor of ten. Since bioavailability of selenium depends on its speciation, food supplements containing organic selenium species are preferred against mineral compounds.  A French company providing feed additives for livestock has now obtained FDA approval of its product containing
2-Hydroxy-4-methylseleno-butanoic acid as a feed additive for chickens, turkeys and swine in the U.S. (see the news below).

Questions related to the biological function and metabolism of metal species 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.

Adisseo obtains FDA approval on pure organic selenium feed additive
Hydroxy-selenomethionine has been approved by FDA as a feed additive for chickens, turkeys and swine in the U.S.

ERM-CE101: A new CRM for assessing environmental quality through fish
The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) just released a new trout muscle certified reference material (ERM-CE101), supporting the reliable monitoring of mercury concentrations in fish.

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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ReMiND 2019: Biomolecules in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Date:     June 26,2019 - June 27,2019
Location:     Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany
April 30,2019    Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations
May 31,2019    Registration

TURCMOS2019: 4th International Turkish Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy
Date:     August 5,2019 - August 9,2019
Location:     Ephesus, Kusadasi, AYDIN, TURKEY.
May 1,2019    Submission of abstracts
May 1,2019    Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2019    Notification of acceptance
June 30,2019    Regular registration

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

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

ISM 2019: 7th International Symposium on Metallomics
Location: Warsaw University of Technlogy, Poland
Date: 30.06.2019 - 03.07.2019

TURCMOS2019: 4th International Turkish Congress on Molecular Spectroscopy
Location: Ephesus, Kusadasi, AYDIN, TURKEY.
Date: 05.08.2019 - 09.08.2019

ICBIC 19: 19th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Date: 11.08.2019 - 16.08.2019


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 !



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).

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.


Agilent: Atomic Spectroscopy Product Specialist
Agilent is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented Product Specialist (m/f) for their fast growing atomic spectroscopy portfolio as part of Agilent's Life Sciences and Applied Markets. In this role you will drive the atomic spectroscopy business and ensure product penetration into by mastering the entire sales process from lead qualification to closing.


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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