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

The European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA) is servicing the community now for more than 20 years. EVISA has been established during a EU funded project, with project partners both from academia and industry with the common aim to promote speciation analysis. Well known scientists working in the area of speciation analysis were part of this project, some of which are retired meanwhile:

Prof. Carmen Camara (University of Madrid)
Dr. Olivier Donard (University of Pau)
Prof. Peter Fodor (Corvinius University of Budapest)
Prof. Wolfgang Frech (Umea University)
Prof. Erik Larsen (Danish Institute of Food and Veterinary Research)

Some founding member institutions are no longer on board, for others the younger generation has taken over. One of the project partner and Executive board member, well known scientist in the area of speciation analysis, Olivier Donard has now been elected into the French Academy of Scientists (see the news below). We are congratulating Olivier for this achievement and his new role as academician, namely encouraging the scientific life, promoting the teaching of science, transmitting knowledge between scientific communities, fostering international collaborations, and ensuring a dual role of expertise and advise. That is exactly, what Olivier Donard has done already for decades.

One of the main aim of EVISA is to provide the know-how for high-quality speciation analysis. To achieve accuracy even for complex sample materials is quite challenging and calls for validated methods and other means of quality management.  Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) are an important tool for achieving accuracy. A consortium of international researchers has conducted an inter-laboratory comparative study with a primary focus on accurately quantifying highly toxic arsenic species present in seven distinct biological materials. The outcomes of this endeavor have yielded a high degree of concordance among the submitted results, thereby facilitating the certification of the materials under investigation (see the news below). We encourage the analytical community working in the area of arsenic speciation analysis to make use of these new CRMs.

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 certified reference materials for the quality control of arsenic speciation in food products and biota
A consortium of international researchers has conducted an inter-laboratory comparative study with a primary focus on accurately quantifying highly toxic arsenic species present in seven distinct biological materials. The outcomes of this endeavor have yielded a high degree of concordance among the submitted results, thereby facilitating the certification of the materials under investigation.

EVISA Executive Board Member Olivier Donard has been elected into the French Academy of Science
The Academy of Sciences published on December 19, 2022, the list of its 18 new members, including Olivier Donard, CNRS Emeritus Research Director at the University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour, and the first director of IPREM. The official ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, under the dome of the Institut de France in Paris. A "sword presentation ceremony" takes place in Pau at the University October 6, 2023.

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.

2024 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     January 15,2024 - January 20,2024
Location:     Tucson, Arizona, USA
September 22,2023    Exhibitor Booth Reservation and Exhibitor Pre-Registration
October 20,2023    Final Abstracts for All Papers
October 20,2023    Exhibitor Reservation
October 20,2023    Conference Pre-Registration
December 15,2023    Late Pre-Registration
December 22,2023    Hotel Reservation

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.
SciX 2023
Location: Nugget Casino Resort | Sparks, NV, USA
Date: 08.10.2023 - 13.10.2023

DGT2023: 7th conference on the Diffusive Gradient in Thin-films
Location: Paris, France
Date: 11.10.2023 - 13.10.2023

Location: Maisons-Alfort, Paris, France
Date: 25.10.2023 - 27.10.2023

PTIM 2023: 5th International Caparica Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules 2023
Location: Caparica, Portugal
Date: 06.11.2023 - 09.11.2023

ISEAC-41: 41st International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 20.11.2023 - 24.11.2023

6th International Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment 2023
Location: Caparica, Portugal
Date: 04.12.2023 - 07.04.2023


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 !



University of Crete: Nanoplastics in the environment
The University od Crete can host you as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) postdoctoral fellow


Agilent (Germany) : Pre-Sales Atomic Spectroscopy Application Specialist (M/F/D
Agilent is currently looking for a Pre- Sales Atomic Spectroscopy Application Specialist (m/f/d) to join the Application Team in Waldbronn, Germany.

Agilent (France): Pre-Sales Application Engineer - Atomic Spectroscopy
Agilent is currently seeking their next Pre-Sales Application Engineer to join the Application Team in their Center of Excellence in Les Ulis, France.


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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