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

We are all somehow heavily impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Up to now, most conferences were either cancelled or transferred to the virtual world. Even for the rest of the year, many organizers are in the difficult situation to choose one of these options. During April our user community peaked to 190000 visits of the EVISA web portal and this month the number of visitors dropped down by half.  Anyhow, we are proud to tell that we have welcomed the 15 millionth visitor this month (see the news below).

During the last months we worked hard to update the information provided by our data centre. We especially updated broken links to external information, a task that is ongoing because of the number of pages available on our data centre (more than 17000 pages).

This month we continued also our series of "brief summaries" on speciation related topics. Isotope dilution is an approach, that is very helpful to obtain high accuracy even under difficult conditions (see the news below).

An interesting application of this approach is the determination of copper chlorophylls in green olives (see the news below). Up to now, such analysis was difficult to do because of lack of standards.

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.

EVISA welcomed its 15 Millionth User
The EVISA web portal at www.speciation.net, being on-line without any interruption since 18 years, has been visited by more than 15 Million visitors until now.

Isotope dilution analysis using ICP-MS detection for trace element speciation
Accuracy of quantification in speciation analysis is critical dependent on the calibration strategy. Speciation analysis in general is more complex and time consuming than more simple total element analysis. The greater complexity is broadening the possibilies for degrading accuracy due to additional error sources, enhanced sensitivity drift and species conversion. A calibration strategy that can help to reduce or even eliminate such degrading effects is the isotope dilution analysis.

Quantification of copper chlorophylls in green table olives
Researchers from the U.S. FDA developed a novel method to separately extract lipophilic and hydrophilic Cu-CDP and quantify Cu-CDP by UHPLC combined with inductively coupled plasma isotope dilution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-ICP-ID-MS)

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...

SciX 2020
Date:     October 11,2020 - October 16,2020
Location:     Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV
July 31,2020    Submission of abstracts for poster contributions
September 21,2020    Early registration at reduced fee

PittCon 2021: 72th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Date:     March 8,2021 - March 11,2021
Location:     New Orleans, LA
August 14,2020    Submission of abstracts

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

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

Cancelled: EUROBIC 2020 – 15th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: 16.08.2020 - 22.08.2020

Postponed:23rd International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Date: 29.08.2020 - 04.09.2020

Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 08.09.2020 - 11.09.2020

Postponed: Copper 2020
Location: Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento, Naples, Italy
Date: 20.09.2020 - 25.09.2020


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 !


University of Pau: Interaction of microorganism-produced thiols and selenols for the elucidation of their role in binding mercury and gold species.
University of Pau is offering a PhD position with the topic: Interaction of microorganism-produced thiols and selenols for the elucidation of their role in binding mercury and gold species. This is a full time (35 hours/week) temporary position in the IPREM institute (Pau, France) for a 3 years duration, gross monthly salary is 1768 € + 110 € (teaching activities). Expected starting date is 1st of October 2020.

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.


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 2800 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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