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Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, California, USA) has announced Chris Elliott as a recipient of an Agilent Thought Leader Award. A Professor of Food Safety in the School of Biological Sciences and Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, the award recognizes Elliott’s contributions to the field of food authenticity and the development of novel approaches to the detection of food fraud.
Food fraud is on the rise, impacting a vast array of food products and causing significant concerns for the food industry, regulators, and consumers. The Agilent Thought Leader Award provides the winner with an Agilent 1290 Infinity II LC system coupled with a 6546 LC-Q/TOF, a 7850 ICP-MS instrument, and sample preparation and analysis consumables, supporting Professor Elliott and his team in developing innovative analytical approaches that will help solve complex food authenticity challenges, focusing on making complex test methods more routine and easier to use.
“I’m deeply honoured to be the recipient of such a large and prestigious award,” said Professor Elliott. “The partnership between our institute and Agilent to provide cutting-edge scientific tools to help combat the growing menace of food fraud globally will go from strength to strength. Together we will help support the development of the global food supply system based on the core principles of integrity.”
“Providing this award to Professor Elliott is an honour as Agilent is committed to helping ensure that the world’s global food supply is safe,” said Sudharshana Seshadri, VP of Agilent’s Mass Spectrometry Division and executive sponsor of the award. “The development of new test methods that are fast and easier to use will enable much broader adoption and implementation of food authenticity testing
in more labs.”
The Agilent Thought Leader Award programme promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products, and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences, diagnostics, and chemical analysis space. To learn more, visit the Agilent Thought Leader Award website.