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

This month issue is a little late - we attended the Winter Conference for Plasma Spectrochemistry in Tucson last week and came back to work only on Monday. Already the second day of the conference was to great extent devoted to speciation analysis. An important part of contributions was related to single cell analysis. One trend is obvious: the high detection power of the inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry is exploited for more and more analytical tasks not directly related to trace element determination.

Jörg Feldmann from the University of Aberdeen reported about the detection of perfluorinated compounds by HPLC-ICP-MS/MS (see the news below).  A group of researchers from Brazil recently reported about the comparison of the determination of glyphosate by HPLC-ICP-MS/MS to the more conventional approach using HPLC-DAD (see the news below). These are only two examples showing the possibilities to determine compounds with high sensitivity and selectivity by exploiting the detection power of HPLC-ICP-MS/MS for elements being part of the compounds.
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.

Quantification of glyphosate and AMPA by HPLC-ICP-MS/MS
A group of Brazilian analysts demonstrate the superiority of HPLC-ICP-MS/MS for the determination of glyphosate and AMPA compared to the conventional HPLC-DAD method.

Analysis of perfluorinated compounds by HPLC-ICP-MS/MS
Reverse phase HPLC coupled to ICP-MS and ESI-MS enables the detection of perfluorinated compounds in spiked river water. Compound-independent fluorine quantification by ICP-MS/MS is achieved by detection of BaF+ after post-column addition of Ba solution.

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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DGMS 2020: 53rd annual conference of the DGMS
Date:     March 1,2020 - March 4,2020
Location:     Münster, Germany
January 31,2020    Early registration at reduced fee

ISCC 2020: 44th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography
Date:     May 24,2020 - May 29,2020
Location:     Riva del Garda, Italy
February 21,2020    Submission of abstracts for oral presentation
March 1,2020    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
March 1,2020    Early registration at reduced fee
March 21,2020    Notification of acceptance

ESAS 2020: European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Date:     June 23,2020 - June 26,2020
Location:     Warsaw, Poland
January 25,2020    Submission of abstracts
February 24,2020    Notification of acceptance
March 15,2020    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.

16th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Date: 29.01.2020 - 31.01.2020

PittCon 2020: 71th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 01.03.2020 - 05.03.2020

DGMS 2020: 53rd annual conference of the DGMS
Location: Münster, Germany
Date: 01.03.2020 - 04.03.2020

analytica 2020: 27th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica conference
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: 31.03.2020 - 03.04.2020

SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 03.05.2020 - 07.05.2020

Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 12.05.2020 - 15.05.2020


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Europe: Mercury Biogeochemistry
The EU H2020 programme is financing a Marie-Curie training network on 'mercury biogeochemistry' over the next four years (2020-2023). A total of 15 PhD positions are open throughout Europe on a variety of topics, some including ICPMS or mass spectrometry.



U.S. FDA: PostDoc with experience in single particle ICP-MS
The US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (College Park, Md) seeks a postdoctoral analytical chemist with experience in single particle ICP-MS.

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).


LGC, Teddington, UK: Researcher Inorganic Mass Spectrometry (6702)
LGC is offering a position for a researcher joining its Inorganic Analysis team.

Nestle, Lausanne, Switzerland: Minerals & Metals Specialist
Nestlé Research is seeking a Minerals & Metals Specialist to support its research strategy.

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.


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