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

The European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA) has been established 20 years ago with the main aim to provide the know-how for high-quality speciation analysis. Last month we welcomed the 20 millionth visitor on our internet portal. We do believe that our service for more than 20 years and a trusty user community clearly testify that the original mission statement for EVISA is still valid and responding to societal needs.

Yet speciation analysis is continuously developing and changing its focus. It started by studying the impact of organometallic compounds such as tetraethyllead or tributyltin on the environment, later focused on the investigation of endogenous metal species in biological systems and further on biochemical reaction mechanisms. The complexity of questions to be answered often call for information from different techniques and methodologies. For example, when studying the biological effect of metallic species in the framework of metallomics, scientists today also look on the effects of genes and their expression.

While IUPAC has provided a definition of speciation analysis, the definition of chemical speciation in our modern chemical science has changed, and many authors include molecular shape, structural parameters, morphology and other parameters. EVISA has tried not only to follow such changes but to support the community in exploring new directions.

This month we continue our series of brief summaries giving access to information about a topic related to speciation analysis:
Nanoparticles - a target for speciation analysis and Isotopic measurements and speciation analysis (see the news below). We do hope that these summaries help to get straight access to relevant information.

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.

EVISA's Internet Portal: More than 20 Years of Service - More than 20 Million Visitors
EVISA's Internet Portal is servicing it's user community for more than 20 years. Last month we welcomed the 20 millionth visitor.

Isotopic measurements and speciation analysis
Isotopic analysis and speciation analysis are distinct techniques with different objectives, yet there can be some overlap in specific applications.

Nanoparticles - a target for speciation analysis
During the last 20 years, the analytical community has widened the target area for speciation analysis by a new type of species: nanoparticles. Here we give access to techniques and methods used, as well as other useful information about nanoparticles

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
December 15,2023    Late Pre-Registration
December 22,2023    Hotel Reservation

International Conference 2024: (Micro-nano) Plastics in Soil
Date:     March 13,2024 - March 14,2024
Location:     Utrecht, The Netherlands
November 30,2023    Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations
December 1,2023    Second Announcement and Registration open
January 15,2024    Notification of acceptance
February 16,2024    Registration

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.
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

2024 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Date: 15.01.2024 - 20.01.2024

International Conference 2024: (Micro-nano) Plastics in Soil
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: 13.03.2024 - 14.03.2024

HTC-18: 18th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Date: 28.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

72nd ASMS Conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
Date: 02.06.2024 - 06.06.2024


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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