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

For two decades, Mercury has been a focal point in EVISA News, primarily due to its profound toxicity, extending across both the metal itself and its compounds. Regrettably, the pervasive contamination of our environment with mercury is predominantly of human origin. Notably, the consumption of predatory seafish stands out as a primary route of mercury exposure for humans, thus emerging as a global health concern.

In 2017, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was ratified by 140 nations, heralding a concerted effort to curb mercury emissions worldwide. However, the direct impact of this convention on methylmercury concentrations in marine ecosystems remains shrouded in ambiguity. In a recent endeavor, an international consortium of researchers embarked on a comprehensive study to gauge mercury contamination trends in tuna, thereby offering insights into the efficacy of the Minamata Convention.

Through a meticulous analysis spanning the years 1971 to 2022, the findings underscore a disheartening reality: despite concerted international endeavors to mitigate mercury emissions, tuna continues to harbor alarmingly high levels of mercury contamination (see the news below).

The enduring relevance of mercury-related news on the EVISA web portal is a testament to its enduring significance over the past two decades. While initially disseminated to fulfill our commitment to delivering vital information in accordance with our quality standards (see the news below), these archived reports now serve as invaluable reservoirs of both historical context and contemporary updates.

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 Web Portal: A Beacon of Quality in Trace Element and Speciation Analysis
EVISA's web portal stands as a beacon of reliable information in the realm of trace element and speciation analysis. More than just a repository, it's a meticulously curated resource designed to equip the community with the highest quality of information possible.

Despite international efforts to reduce mercury emission to the environment, mercury contamination of tuna is stubbornly high
Over the centuries released amounts of the toxic metal have accumulated in the deep sea and are circulating into shallower waters where the fish feed, new research found.

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.

Date:     June 4,2024 - June 7,2024
Location:     Pau, France
April 15,2024    Submission of abstracts
April 30,2024    Early registration at reduced fee

11th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Date:     June 9,2024 - June 13,2024
Location:     Loen, Norway
April 5,2024    Submission of abstractse

ISM-9: 9th International Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     June 17,2024 - June 21,2024
Location:     Bush House, London, UK
March 29,2024    Extended: Early registration at reduced fee

EWLA 2024: 16th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Date:     July 2,2024 - July 5,2024
Location:     Ghent, Belgium
April 15,2024    Early registration at reduced fee

IAP 2024: Interfaces against Pollution 2024
Date:     September 15,2024 - September 18,2024
Location:     Torino, Italy
March 30,2024    Submission of abstracts
June 1,2024    Notification of acceptance
June 20,2024    Early registration at reduced feee

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.
SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting
Location: Seville, Spain
Date: 05.05.2024 - 09.05.2024

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

Location: Pau, France
Date: 04.06.2024 - 07.06.2024

11th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 09.06.2024 - 13.06.2024

Graduate Course on Speciation and Bioavailability of Metals, Organics, and Nanoparticles
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 17.06.2024 - 21.06.2024


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 !



FDA: Fellowship in Method Development for Toxic Element Speciation Analysis in Foods and Dietary Supplements
A Postdoctoral Research position is currently available at FDA in College Park, MD. The project involves development and validation of a method for chromium speciation analysis in foods and dietary supplements.



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 300 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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