Food analysis symposium

August 31, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

Volume 0, Issue 0

The 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2009) will be taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, between 4–6 November 2009.

The 4th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2009) will be taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, between 4–6 November 2009. The Institute of Chemical Technology, RIKILT - Institute of Food Safety and the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), invite all food scientists to attend and present results of their scientific work, focused on the most recent strategies applied in food analysis.

According to the organizers, the event will have a particular emphasis on advanced analytical and bioanalytical technologies and food analysis applications related to areas including residues and contaminants, authenticity, traceability, fraud, flavours and odours, processing and packaging contaminants and QA/QC and chemometrics in food analysis.

The programme is expected to include high-grade presentations followed by stimulating discussions, several satellite events, as well as an exhibition of modern instrumentation used in food analysis and other necessary equipment, such as consumables, reference materials and bioanalytical tools. Scientific contributions will be presented through invited lectures and contributed oral and poster presentations. Additionally, a platform for young scientists to present their scientific work will be provided, along with an award for the best poster presentation.

There will also be several satellite events including workshops on "Determining the geographical origin of food - trace elements and isotopic patterns in food verification" and "Future challenges in integration of young scientists into the EU research activities" as well as various seminars.

Further information and deadlines are available at the conference website www.rafa2009.eu