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

Arsenic is one of the most often investigated element for its speciation. More than 100 different arsenic species have been identified to occur in biological systems.  Now a group of researchers from the TESLA Lab at the University of Graz together with a colleague from the US FDA have identified a former unknown arsenic species observed in some rice grain samples.  This is somehow surprising, since more than 250 publications are discussing the arsenic speciation in rice. The new arsenic compound found in rice is dimethylarsonyldimethylarsinic acid and the researchers speculated that the compound could have been overlooked up to now at low concentrations in other biological materials because of its behaviour during extraction and chromatographic separation (see the news below).

Another element has been investigated much less often for its speciation: tungsten. While the metal is used in many industrial, military, and consumer applications, interest in its biogeochemical cycling has been raised only more recently. Chinese researchers have now developed a method for the simultaneous determination of tungstates, thiotungstates, and polytungstates in natural waters by reverse phase ion pair chromatography coupled with ICP-MS (see the news below).

Normally at the end of this month the holiday season would be finished and conferences and symposia would be scheduled. Indeed, EVISA's Agenda of Events is listing numerous conferences scheduled for September and later of the year as in-person 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.

New arsenic compound found in rice: dimethyl-arsonyl-dimethyl-arsinic acid
A group of researchers from the TESLA Lab at the University of Graz together with a colleague from the US FDA have identified a former unknown arsenic species observed in some rice grain samples.

Determination of tungsten species in natural waters by HPLC-ICP-MS
Chinese researchers have developed a method for the simultaneous determination of tungstates, thiotungstates, and polytungstates in natural waters by reverse phase ion pair chromatography coupled with ICP-MS.

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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SciX 2022
Date:     October 2,2022 - October 7,2022
Location:     Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky,
August 15, 2022    Early registration at reduced fee

AsBIC10: 10th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
Date:     November 28,2022 - December 3,2022
Location:     Kobe, Japan
August 31,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
August 31,2022    Submission of abstracts

ICCST-15: 15th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium
Date:     November 28,2022 - December 2,2022
Location:     Florianópolis, Brazil
August 31,2022    Early registration at reduced fee
September 30,2022    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations

EWCPS 2023: European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     January 29,2023 - February 3,2023
Location:     Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 1,2022    Submission of abstracts
October 5,2022    Notification of acceptance
October 19,2022    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.

IMSC 2022: International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Date: 27.08.2022 - 02.09.2022

ESAS-CSSC: European Symposium on Analytical Spectrometry 2022 /17th Czech-Slovak Spectroscopic Conference
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Date: 04.09.2022 - 09.09.2022

ICP-MS User Meeting 2022
Location: Montanuniversität Leoben,
Date: 05.09.2022 - 08.09.2022

ISC2022: 33rd International Symposium on Chromatography
Location: Budapest Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary
Date: 18.09.2022 - 22.09.2022

IAP2022: Interfaces Against Pollution: Chemical and Biological Perspectives
Location: Universiteit Antwerpen Stadscampus, Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 18.09.2022 - 21.09.2022

Copper 2022
Location: Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento, Naples, Italy
Date: 18.09.2022 - 23.09.2022


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.




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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