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

As we have discussed last month, ICP-MS is the most often used system for the determination of element species. While it provides outstanding sensitivity for many elements it cannot provide any selectivity for different species of the same element. For providing such selectivity, ICP-MS must be coupled with a separation technique. The technique providing the broadest application field is high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). This technique can be tuned to many separation problems by selecting an appropriate separation mode and provides a separation power sufficient for the separation of many species. The biggest challenge than comes from the target sample not being in the liquid phase, calling for an appropriate extraction procedure.

This is exactly the problem of selenium speciation in fortified vegetables. A group of Chinese researchers has now presented a method providing high extraction yields and good detection power for five Se species being present in the vegetables (see the news below).

In case that the target species are limited to two, the high separation power of HPLC is not required and other non-chromatographic separation methods can be applied. This is often the case for species were the task is to differentiate the more oxidized species from the less oxidized one, such as Fe(II)/Fe(III), Cr(III)/Cr(VI) or Sb(III/Sb(V).
A group of researchers from Spain and Brazil have developed a two-step procedure for the speciation of inorganic antimony. The procedure is fully automated by using a multisyringe flow injection manifold coupled to ICP-MS allowing for the analysis of 30 samples per hour (see the news below).

The EVISA diary of events for the coming weeks is full of meetings scheduled to take place as on-side events. Let's hope that after such long time of absence we can meet each other and discuss face to face.

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.

Simple and Fast On-line Speciation of Inorganic Antimony Coupled to ICP-MS
A group of researchers from Spain and Brazil have developed a two-step procedure for the speciation of inorganic antimony. The procedure is fully automated by using a multisyringe flow injection manifold coupled to ICP-MS.

Selenium Speciation in Fortified Vegetables
A group of Chinese researchers has presented a method for the selenium speciation analysis in fortified vegetables providing high extraction yields and good detection power.

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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BNASS 2022: The 20th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Date:     June 27,2022 - June 29,2022
Location:     The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 6,2022    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations
May 13,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
June 10,2022    Standard Registration

ISSS 2022: 26th International Symposium on Separation Sciences & 26th International Symposium for High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography
Date:     June 28,2022 - July 1,2022
Location:     Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 5,2022    Submission of abstracts
May 10,2022    Notification of acceptance
May 15,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2022    Registration

ISM 2022: 8th Internation Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     July 11,2022 - July 14,2022
Location:     Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kanazawa, Japan
May 18,2022    Early registration at reduced fee

EWLA 2022: European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Date:     July 12,2022 - July 15,2022
Location:     Bern, Switzerland
April 18,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
April 18,2022    Submission of abstracts

IMSC 2022: International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Date:     August 27,2022 - September 2,2022
Location:     Maastricht, The Netherlands
May 1,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
May 3,2022    Late breaking abstract submission

ESAS-CSSC: European Symposium on Analytical Spectrometry 2022 /17th Czech-Slovak Spectroscopic Conference
Date:     September 4,2022 - September 9,2022
Location:     Brno, Czech Republic
April 30,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
May 31,2022    Submission of abstracts

ISC2022: 33rd International Symposium on Chromatography
Date:     September 18,2022 - September 22,2022
Location:     Budapest Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary
April 30,2022    Notification of acceptance
June 30,2022    Early registration at reduced fee

IAP2022: Interfaces Against Pollution: Chemical and Biological Perspectives
Date:     September 18,2022 - September 21,2022
Location:     Universiteit Antwerpen Stadscampus, Antwerpen, Belgium
May 8,2022    Submission of abstracts
June 15,2022    Early registration at reduced fee

SciX 2022
Date:     October 2,2022 - October 7,2022
Location:     Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky,
May 16,2022    Submission of abstracts for oral presentations
August 1,2022    Submission of abstracts for poster presentation

Airmon 2022: 10th International Symposium on modern principles of air monitoring and biomonitoring.
Date:     November 7,2022 - November 10,2022
Location:     Bristol, United Kingdom
May 20,2022    Submission of abstracts
July 22,2022    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.

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

ICTEM 2022: International Conference of Trace Elements and Minerals
Location: Aachen, Germany
Date: 05.06.2022 - 10.06.2022

10th Nordic Plasma Conference
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 12.06.2022 - 15.06.2022


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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.




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.


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