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

There are some elements being in the focus of speciation analysis and therefore appearing in the news nearly every month, such as arsenic, mercury and chromium. Germanium has not often been studied because of its presence in the environment at only ultratrace concentrations, related analytical challenges and its relative rare industrial use until recent years. However, that might change in the future, since germanium is one of the Technological Critical Elements (TCE) that are of special interest due to their increasing use and importance in modern technologies and their high supply risk for related industries. A group of scientists from the Czech Republic and Switzerland have now explored and optimized the capabilities of hydride generation-cryotrapping hyphenated with inductively coupled plasma tandem mass spectrometry for the speciation of germanium (see the news below).

Arsenic speciation is an important topic, since arsenic species differ greatly in toxicity and human exposure to arsenic via drinking water is "the biggest calamity of the world".  Unfortunately, arsenic speciation analysis calls for relatively complex analytical methods and instrumentation provided by state-of-the art laboratories. One of the critical questions of such speciation analysis is how samples can be collected and stored without changing the speciation. A group of scientists from the USA now investigated the stability of arsenic species in different water samples over time (see the news below).

The EVISA web portal is the most important source of information related to speciation analysis. At the end of last month, the EVISA web portal at www.speciation.net, being on-line without any interruption since 19 years, has welcomed its 16 millionth visitor (see the news below).   

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most of the conferences scheduled for before July have been postponed or modified to virtual events. EVISA's Agenda of Events is frequently updated in order to keep you informed about the organization of relevant events.

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 of Germanium in Environmental Water Reference Materials by Hydride Generation and Cryotrapping in Combination with ICP-MS/MS
A group of scientists from the Czech Republic and Switzerland have explored and optimized the capabilities of hydride generation-cryotrapping hyphenated with inductively coupled plasma tandem mass spectrometry for the speciation of germanium.

EVISA welcomed its 16 Millionth User
The EVISA web portal at www.speciation.net, being on-line without any interruption since 19 years, has welcomed its 16 millionth visitor last month.

Arsenic speciation analysis for water samples: How long can samples be stored ?
A group of scientists from the USA investigated the stability of arsenic species in different water samples over time.

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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Virtual: 8th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
Date:     June 7,2021 - June 10,2021
Location:     Wageningen, The Netherlands
May 1,2021    Early registration at reduced fee

HPLC 2021: 50th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separation and Related Techniques
Date:     June 20,2021 - June 24,2021
Location:     Düsseldorf, Germany
April 30,2021    Registration at reduced fee
May 15,2021    Submission of abstracts for late posters

QUO VADIS Life Sciences conference
Date:     June 23,2021 - June 27,2021
Location:     Opole, Poland
April 15,2021    Submission of abstracts folr oral and poster presentations
April 30,2021    Early registration at reduced fee
May 30,2021    Late registration (payment)

BNASS 2020: The 20th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Date:     June 28,2021 - June 30,2021
Location:     Manchester , United Kingdom
May 14,2021    Early registration at reduced fee
June 11,2021    Standard Registration

ISSS & HPTLC 2021: 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences & 26th International Symposium for High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography
Date:     June 29,2021 - July 2,2021
Location:     Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 5,2021    Submission of abstracts
May 10,2021    Notification of acceptance
May 15,2021    Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2021    Registration

ICBIC20: 20th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Date:     July 18,2021 - July 22,2021
Location:     Adelaide Convention Centre
April 18,2021    Early registration at reduced fees

Date:     August 22,2021 - August 27,2021
Location:     Nijmegen, the Netherlands
May 1,2021    Submission of abstracts

SCIX 2021
Date:     September 26,2021 - October 1,2021
Location:     Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
May 17,2021    Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
August 2,2021    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations

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

Virtual: SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting
Location: Virtual
Date: 03.05.2021 - 06.05.2021

Postponed: ISABC 2021: 16th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Ioannina, Greece
Date: 06.06.2021 - 09.06.2021

Postponed: 69th ASMS Conference
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: 06.06.2021 - 10.06.2021

Virtual: 8th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Date: 07.06.2021 - 10.06.2021

Spectr'Atom 2021
Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 14.06.2021 - 18.06.2021

Postponed: HPLC 2021: 50th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separation and Related Techniques
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: 20.06.2021 - 24.06.2021


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 !


15 PhD research positions in ice core-related climate science available within MSCA-ITN DEEPICE project
The DEEPICE project (Research and training network on understanding Deep icE corE Proxies to Infer past antarctiC climatE dynamics), funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network) calls for applications for 15 fully funded PhD positions (early-stage researcher, ESR) to be filled by October 2021, with attractive complementary training activities and associated research and travel budgets.

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.



Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Surrey, UK: Senior Healthcare Scientist
The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and highly-motivated scientist to join the Supra-Regional Assay Service (SAS) Trace Element Laboratory, as part of the Wilson’s Disease Centre of Excellence at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford.

National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana: Laser ablation- ICP-MS
A Postdoctoral Position is open in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia.


Agilent: Pre-Sales Application Engineer (Atomic Spectroscopy)
The Agilent EMEA Atomic Spectroscopy Team is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented Pre-Sales Application Scientist (f/m/x)closely working with the sales organization across EMEA.


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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