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

This month we continue our series of "Brief summaries" related to methods, techniques and tools for speciation analysis with a contribution on speciation modelling. Speciation modelling is especially required, when predictions have to be made into the future.  Up to now many applications where related to nuclear waste disposal or risk assessment of polluted sites. (See the news below.)

Another application area might also come into the focus: climate change. We already reported about studies predicting the rise of methylmercury in our aquatic environment. Meanwhile a "Minamata Convention" meant to reduce the mercury emission to the environment where put into action, and monitoring its success is a requirement for further regulations.  For this reason, a U.S. group of researchers now investigated, whether the source of mercury in freshwater fish can be identified by using the information on mercury isotope signatures. (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.

Chemical Speciation Modelling
Chemical speciation modelling tries to predict the compositition of a system using thermodynamic data, reaction kinetics and transport phenomena.

Mercury contaminated freshwater fish from the NE United States: Where comes the mercury from ?
By using a multivariable approach accounting for watershed characteristics and stream chemistry, USGS researchers were able to link the Hg isotope composition in fish to Hg sources in the northeastern U.S.

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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SciX 2019
Date:     October 13,2019 - October 18,2019
Location:     Palm Springs Convention Center
September 28,2019    Early registration at reduced fee

RAFA 2019: 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Date:     November 5,2019 - November 8,2019
Location:     Prague, Czech Republic
September 30,2019    Last minute poster submission

7th Workshop on Field-Flow Fractionation – Mass Spectrometry (FFF-MS)
Date:     November 28,2019 - November 29,2019
Location:     Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany
October 15,2019    Submission of abstracts

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

IMA-2019: 11th International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Location: Ioannina, Epirus, Greece
Date: 22.09.2019 - 25.09.2019

CANAS 2019: Colloquium Analytische Atomspektroskopie 2019
Location: Freiberg, Germany
Date: 23.09.2019 - 26.09.2019

Graduate Course on Speciation and Bioavailability of Metals, Organics, and Nanoparticles
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 30.09.2019 - 04.10.2019

15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Date: 06.10.2019 - 11.10.2019

SciX 2019
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center
Date: 13.10.2019 - 18.10.2019

RAFA 2019: 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 05.11.2019 - 08.11.2019


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).


Glass Expansion: European Operations Manager
Glass Expansion is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of sample introduction system for ICP-OES and ICP-MS. It is establishing a new European office and distribution centre in Weilburg, Germany to provide technical and logistical support to our existing OEM, distributor and end-users around Europe. This newly created position is available for someone to set-up the new facilities, engage the team and then manage the new organization.


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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