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

Arsenic is often considered to be a synonym for poison, but in reality the toxicity is heavily dependent on the arsenic species. In general, inorganic species are considered to be more toxic than organic species and these toxic species are in the focus of food safety regulations. Anyhow during the last 15 years, some organic arsenic species have been recognized to show toxicity that should not be ignored. Dimethylated monothioarsenate (DMMTA) is such a highly toxic species that has been found in pore water from paddy fields at considerable concentrations. An international group of researchers have now found that DMMTA is also present in rice from all continents at concentrations of concern (see the news below).

Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are used in about every second medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for improving the image quality.  Since the compounds are highly stable, they enter the environment unchanged via the waste water treatment plants. In order to understand their transport through soil and sediments and their uptake by plants, there is need to study their reactions with potential binding partners. Researchers from the University of Münster have now studied the interaction of GBCAs with humic acids as potential binding partners in the aquatic environment. Their results obtained by speciation analysis confirmed that Gd-humic acid adducts were formed in case of the linear gadodiamide, but not with the macrocyclic gadobutrol (see the news below).

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.

Widespread Occurrence of the Highly Toxic Dimethylated Monothioarsenate in Rice
An international group of researchers have found that the highly toxic dimethylated monothioarsenate is present in rice from all continents at concentrations of concern.

Interaction of gadolinium-based contrast agents with humic substances
Researchers from the University of Münster have studied the interaction of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) with humic acids as potential binding partners in the aquatic environment. Speciation analysis by size exclusion chromatography-UV-ICP-MS confirmed that Gd-humic acid adducts were formed in case of the linear gadodiamide, but not with the macrocyclic gadobutrol.

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
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
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

ICASS 2022: 64th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
Date:     August 8,2022 - August 10,2022
Location:     Kingston, Ontario K7M 9E3, Canada
May 31,2022    Submission of abstracts
May 31,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
June 15,2022    Notification of acceptance
July 2,2022    Submission of abstracts for late poster presentations
July 3,2022    Regular registration
July 14,2022    Hotel reservation (discounted group rate)

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

ICP-MS User Meeting 2022
Date:     September 5,2022 - September 8,2022
Location:     Montanuniversität Leoben,
May 31,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
May 31,2022    Submission of abstracts
June 30,2022    Hotel room reservation within conference contingent
July 31,2022    Registration

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
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.

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

Graduate Course on Speciation and Bioavailability of Metals, Organics, and Nanoparticles
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 13.06.2022 - 17.06.2022

HPLC 2022: 52nd International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separation and Related Techniques
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Date: 18.06.2022 - 23.06.2022


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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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