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

While mercury is one of the most often discussed element when the focus is on speciation analysis, this month we report about a method for a mercury species that has not been determined very frequently. Since most of the redox processes transforming elemental mercury [Hg(0)] to Hg(II) involve single-electron transfer, mercurous Hg [Hg(I)] should be an important intermediate. A group of Chinese researchers developed a mild extraction method that enabled them to catch the relatively unstable mercurous species from different environmental samples such as fly ash, soil, and plant material (see the news below).

Another element is in the EVISA news this month that has not been discussed here up to now: vanadium. While most often the different oxidation states V(IV) and V(V) occurring in the environment are in the focus of speciation analysis, here we report about a method for the naturally occurring vanadium-complex amavadin.  Researchers from the University of Graz have developed a method to determine amavadin that occurs in the fly agaric mushroom (see the news below).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of the conferences scheduled for before September 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.

Determination of the naturally occurring vanadium-complex amavadin in the fly agaric mushroom with HPLC-ICPMS
Researchers from the University of Graz have developed a method to determine the vanadium-complex amavadin that occurs in the fly agaric mushroom. The method is based on high-performance liquid chromatography hyphenated (HPLC) with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and allows for the sensitive determination of amavadin and other V-containing compounds in environmentally and biological samples.

Occurrence of Mercurous [Hg(I)] Species in Environmental Solid Matrices
A group of Chinese researchers developed a mild extraction method that enabled them to catch the relatively unstable mercurous species from different environmental samples such as fly ash, soil, and plant material.

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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QUO VADIS Life Sciences conference
Date:     June 23,2021 - June 27,2021
Location:     Opole, Poland
May 30,2021    Late registration (payment)

Virtual: IMA-2021 - International Conference on Instrumental Analysis
Date:     September 20,2021 - September 23,2021
Location:     Virtual
June 15,2021    Submissionm of abstracts
June 30,2021    Acceptance of abstracts
July 10,2021    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.

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

Canceled: 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.

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.


UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) : Researcher Nanomaterials
The UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) for chemical and bio-measurements hosted at LGC (Teddington, United Kingdom) is offering a permanent position for a researcher familiar with nanoparticle characterisation.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY: Associate Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York is seeking an experienced and highly motivated analytical chemist who is specialized in trace element analysis in biological samples using ICP-MS technology.

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.


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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.

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