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

Last month we reported about the toxic inorganic arsenic found in many rice products sold in the UK. Unfortunately inorganic arsenic is not the only arsenic species that is very toxic. It has been discovered relatively recently, that arseno hydrocarbons (AsHCs) found in some fish, have high cytotoxic potential to human cells. A European group of researchers have now investigated, whether there is a risk for newborns breast-feed by their mothers having consumed fish (see the news below).

Apart from drinking water, all beverages including alcoholics may contribute to the uptake of trace elements. The health risks resulting from such exposure are dependend on the bioavailability and toxicity of these trace elements. Aluminium is such a toxic metal that is believed to play an active role in some neurodegenerative diseases. A group of polish scientists have now developed a method for the speciation analysis of aluminium in wine and found that the aluminum content in wine significantly exceed the limit established by the WHO for drinking water (see the news below).

The journal "Frontiers in Chemistry" has opened a new research topic devoted to "Advances in Analytical Techniques and Methodology for Chemical Speciation Study". The issue is open for contributions (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.

Speciation analysis of aluminium in wine by LC-ICP-MS
A group of polish scientists have developed a method for the speciation analysis of aluminium in wine based on liquid chromatography hyphenated with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Transfer of arsenolipids from a salmon eating nursing mother to their milk
Up to 3% of arsenic hydrocarbons found in salmon fish can be directly transferred to the milk of a nursing mother eating the fish, according to the results of a study published recently in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Frontiers in Chemistry: Advances in Analytical Techniques and Methodology for Chemical Speciation Study
A special issue of "Frontiers in Chemistry" will be devoted to "Advances in Analytical Techniques and Methodology for Chemical Speciation Study". The issue is open for contributions. Abstracts should be submitted until August 7. Manuscripts should be submitted before October 6.

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.
 more infos...

Date:     September 8,2020 - September 11,2020
Location:     Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
June 30,2020    Early registration at reduced fee

SciX 2020
Date:     October 11,2020 - October 16,2020
Location:     Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV
July 31,2020    Submission of abstracts for poster contzributions
September 21,2020    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.

Postponed: HPLC 2020: 50th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Date: 20.06.2020 - 25.06.2020

Cancelled: ESAS 2020: European Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Date: 23.06.2020 - 26.06.2020

Virtual: BioMetals 2020: 12th International Biometals Symposium
Location: Villard de Lans (France)
Date: 05.07.2020 - 09.07.2020

Cancelled: EWLA2020: 15th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Date: 07.07.2020 - 10.07.2020

Virtual: NEMC 2020: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: 03.08.2020 - 07.08.2020

64th ICASS: 64th International Conference for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Date: 10.08.2020 - 12.08.2020


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Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria: TecEUS – Technology-critical Elements in Urban Spheres
Montanuniversität Leoben is offering a PhD position with the topic: Technology-critical elements in urban spheres’ in the field of analytical chemistry with a strong focus on mass spectrometry in a young
team within a highly transdisciplinary FWF-funded project.

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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