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

Speciation analysis is often done by the hyphenation of high-performance liquid chromatography with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. While this coupled technique combines high selectivity with high sensitivity, it also is using very complex and costly instruments and provides only limited sample throughput, making analysis expensive. In case that either the high selectivity or the high sensitivity is not necessary to provide the requested information, less complex techniques with reduced analysis costs can be envisaged.

This month we present two speciation methods using such alternative approaches. A group of researchers from Italy have developed a method which does not call for high selectivity, since the target is only the binary separation of organic mercury from inorganic mercury. The proposed technique is using a low-pressure column packed with a strong anionic exchanger that can be fed by the conventional peristaltic pump of the ICP-MS system (see the news below).

A group of researchers from South Korea have developed a method for the speciation analysis of vanadium in vanadium-fortified apples.  Since the analysis does not call for ultra-trace species determination, the researchers could use inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) instead of the costlier mass spectrometric detection (see the news below).  
Unfortunately, some conferences scheduled for March are again cancelled because of the COVID pandemic. We are trying to keep you updated for those conferences related to trace element and speciation analysis.
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 vanadium species in vanadium-fortified apples by liquid chromatography hyphenated with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry
A group of researchers from South Korea have developed a method for the determination of vanadium species in fruit products.

An easy way to selectively determine organomercury in seafood
A group of researchers from Italy have proposed a very simple, highly selective method for the speciation analysis of methylmercury in seafood.

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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Spectr'Atom 2022
Date:     May 10,2022 - May 13,2022
Location:     Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
March 15,2022    Submission of abstracts
April 9,2022    Early registration at reduced fee

10th Nordic Plasma Conference
Date:     June 12,2022 - June 15,2022
Location:     Loen, Norway
March 31,2022    Submission of abstracts

ISM 2022: 8th Internation Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     July 11,2022 - July 14,2022
Location:     Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kanazawa, Japan
March 23,2022    Submission of abstracts
May 18,2022    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.

CANCELLED: PittCon 2022: 72th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 05.03.2022 - 09.03.2022

Canceled: ANAKON 2022
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Date: 07.03.2022 - 10.03.2022

EuroFAST 2022
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Date: 18.04.2022 - 21.04.2022

Spectr'Atom 2022
Location: Palais Beaumont, Pau, France
Date: 10.05.2022 - 13.05.2022

HTC-17: 17th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Date: 18.05.2022 - 20.05.2022

70th ASMS Conference
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date: 05.06.2022 - 09.06.2022


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 !


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.




University of Bern: Lectureship in Laboratory Methods in Physical Geography (80-100%)
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern (GIUB), Switzerland, has a vacancy for the following permanent position from the beginning of January 2023 or by agreement.

LGC, Teddington, UK: Senior Researcher Bio-clinical Speciation Analysis
UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) is looking for a Senior Researcher. The job holder will supervise and deliver project work in the area of bio-clinical speciation analysis, initially focusing on the development of methodology for the accurate quantification and identification of key biomarkers of metal metabolism/disorders (e.g. metalloproteins) for disease diagnostics and therapy, down to the single cell level.


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.



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If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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