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

Last month we celebrated 20 Years of Service of the EVISA web portal for the community and we welcomed the 18 Millionth visitor on that portal. While the portal with more than 17000 pages of information related to trace element and speciation analysis is without doubt the biggest information source related to this field, the search engines down-rated the portal because of the age of the server lacking to support the HTTPS protocol.  Unfortunately, it was not that easy to change that, since there was no automated way to import the 17000 pages of information into a new software running on a modern server. Anyhow, at the end of last month we managed to move the platform to the new server (see the news below).  The new server supports the HTTPS protocol for all pages of the platform and will answer even faster. We hope that the enhanced security of the new EVISA server is strengthening your trust in EVISA's services and is motivating you to visit its web portal.

Using the new server, we will continue to inform you about new research, new legislation, applications and events in the field of trace elements and their speciation. An important element for life is selenium. Its essential role is manifested in the existence of selenoproteins having important functions in all major domains of life, eukaryotes, bacteria and archaeas. Scientists from the Princeton University simply wondered whether microbes might incorporate selenium into other small molecules. Indeed, they discovered a biosynthetic pathway of microbes that incorporates selenium into small molecules, marking the first time such atoms have been uncovered in natural products, and opening new avenues in selenobiology (see the news below).

Such and other questions related to selenium will be discussed during the 15th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium
(ICCST-15) that will take place November 28 to December 02, 2022
in Florianópolis, Brazil.

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.

Selenium May Play a More Important Role in Microbes Than Previously Thought
The Mo Lab at the Departments of Chemistry & Molecular Biology of the Princeton University has discovered a biosynthetic pathway of microbes that incorporates selenium into small molecules, marking the first time such atoms have been uncovered in natural products, and opening new avenues in selenobiology.

A new server for EVISA's web portal
While the EVISA server was running the last 20 years without any major failure, it was time to move to a more modern system. The main reason for updating our system was not its reliability but the lack of supporting encryption via the HTTPS protocol.

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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ICCST-15: 15th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium
Date:     November 28,2022 - December 2,2022
Location:     Florianópolis, Brazil
October 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
October 13,2022    Notification of acceptance
October 27,2022    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.

Airmon 2022: 10th International Symposium on modern principles of air monitoring and biomonitoring.
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Date: 07.11.2022 - 10.11.2022

AsBIC10: 10th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
Location: Kobe, Japan
Date: 28.11.2022 - 03.12.2022

ICCST-15: 15th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium
Location: Florianópolis, Brazil
Date: 28.11.2022 - 02.12.2022

EWCPS 2023: European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: 29.01.2023 - 03.02.2023

PittCon 2023: 73th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: 18.03.2023 - 22.03.2023

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 11.04.2023 - 14.04.2023


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.



Lorraine University: Modelling metal binding to environmental humic nanoparticles
The group ‘’Physical Chemistry and Reactivity of Surfaces And interfaces’’ (PhySI) of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Continental Environments (LIEC) at the University of Lorraine has an open position for an 13-Month Postdoctoral fellowship related to "Modelling metal binding to environmental humic nanoparticles: theory and application to data interpretation".



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.



EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 2800 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

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


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