Event: 7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2015)

April 1, 2015
LCGC Europe

Volume 28, Issue 4

Page Number: 246

Event: 21st International Symposium on Separation Sceinces (21st ISSS 2015)

The 7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2015) will take place at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague,Czech Republic, on 3–6 November 2015. The RAFA 2015 symposium will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art on analytical and bioanalytical food quality, safety control strategies, and introduce the challenges for novel approaches in this field. The programme will be tailored to provide networking opportunities as well as exploring the latest results from the food analysis community. Presentations will be given by leading scientists through keynote lectures and contributed oral and poster presentations. The following areas will be covered:

  • Food quality and safety - Allergens; industrial contaminants; metals and metalloids; mycotoxins; marine and plant toxins; packaging and processing contaminants; pesticide residues; and veterinary drug residues.

  • General food analysis issues - Authentication and fraud; bioactivity measurements; flavour and sensory analysis; foodomics; food forensics; nanoparticles; novel food and supplements; organic crops and foodstuffs; QA/QC; micro- and nano-food sensors; chemometrics; and data interpretation.

The conference programme will also be accompanied by several satellite events including:

  • Workshops on novel analytical strategies: The 3rd European workshop on "Ambient mass spectrometry in food and natural products"; workshop on "Infrared and Raman spectroscopy, and chemometrics for monitoring of food and feed products, bringing the lab-to-the-sample"; 1st European workshop on the "Analysis of nanoparticles in food, cosmetics, and consumer products"; workshop on "The application of micro/nano systems in food safety control"; and a workshop on "Smart data sets processing in food analysis".

  • Interactive seminar: This interactive seminar will be on the topic of "Sample-prep, separation techniques, and mass spectrometric detection in food quality and safety: step-by-step strategies for fast development of smart analytical methods".

  • Food Authorities' summit, EU and beyond: An United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seminar on "Food safety issues beyond the EU"; and an European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) information platform on emerging food quality safety issues of high concern.

  • Reference laboratories colloquium: A workshop on "Experiences, achievements, and challenges of EU Reference Laboratories".

  • EU Framework programme seminar: Tutorial for newcomers in HORIZON 2020, the EU framework Programme for Research and Innovation: a discussion platform mediating networking and joint planning of projects within the Societal challenge "Food security, sustainable agriculture, and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy" (chaired by an EC representative and supported by the Czech National Contact Point).

An exhibition of recently introduced instrumentation in food analysis and other valuable equipment will be available during the symposium. Vendor seminars will also be organized to introduce recent developments and scientific strategies for advanced food quality and safety control.

Young scientists are encouraged to present their scientific work, with a number of RAFA 2015 Student Travel Grants available. The prestigious RAFA Poster Award will also be given for the best poster presentation by a young scientist, along with other sponsored poster awards. The deadline for registration at a reduced fee and submission of an abstract for oral presentation is 31 July 2015; deadline for submission of an abstract for poster presentation is 31 August 2015.

E-mail: rafa2015@vscht.cz Website: www.rafa2015.eu

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Tel: +386 1 477 0265
E-mail:info@isss2015.siWebsite:www.isss2015.si

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