Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2021)

  • Author/Organiser: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, and Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • Event Website: https://www.rafa2021.eu/registration.html
  • Event Date: 03 November 2021 to 04 November 2021
  • Event Type: Online Seminar
  • Venue: free online events

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The event adresses current challenges in food analysis and gives a floor to future visions

November 3, 2021

  • 13:45-14:00 Welcome / Opening ceremony
    Jana Hajslova & Michel Nielen, RAFA chairs
  • Session 1 Analytical challenges I
  • 14:00-14:20 L1
    Fighting food frauds exploiting chromatography-mass spectrometry & infrared technologies: scientific literature vs real industrial approaches
    Michele Suman, Barilla G. R. F.lli SpA, Advanced Laboratory Research, Parma, Italy
  • 14:20-14:40 L2
    How can we measure and tackle the world wide occurrence of mycotoxins in view of climate change?
    Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, IFA-Tulln, Austria
  • 14:40-15:00 L3
    Potential of imaging mass spectrometry in characterisation of food crops
    Chiara Dall'Asta, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • 15:00-15:20 L4
    Dimensional Chromatography with Quadruple Parallel Mass Spectrometry, LC3MS4, for Infant/Adult Formula Analysis
    Craig Byrdwell, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USA
  • 15:20-15:30 L5
    Towards decentralized food safety: a FoodSmartphone perspective
    Georgina Ross, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 15:30-15:40 Chat discussion with speakers L1-L5
    Led by Jana Hajslova & Michel Nielen
  • 15:40-16:00 Refreshment break

Session 2: Metabolomics

  • 16:00-16:20 L6
    Metabolomics and lipidomics approaches to advance food Science and nutrition research
    Alejandro Cifuentes, National Research Council of Spain, Madrid, Spain
  • 16:20-16:40 L7
    Confidence in metabolite annotations from high-resolution MS/MS in food digestion along the human GI tract
    Olivier Fiehn, NUC Davis West Coast Metabolomics Center, Davis, USA
  • 16:40-17:00 L8
    Deciphering the gut microbiota function by LC/GC-MS metabolomics approaches
    Josep Rubert, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 17:00-17:20 L9
    One class modelling, a simple approach to botanical authentication
    James Harnly, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USA
  • 17:20-17:40 Chat discussion with speakers L6-L9
    Led by Jana Hajslova & Michel Nielen
  • 17:40-18:30 Opportunities for networking (tbc)

November 4, 2021

Session 3 Food fraud & authentication

  • 09:00-09:20 L10
    From targeted to non-targeted analysis for food authentication: challenges of change
    Carsten Fauhl-Hassek, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany
  • 09:20-9:40 L11
    Diving into the beer metabolome and discover signatures of materials, technologies and reactions
    Michael Rychlik, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany
  • 09:40-10:00 L12
    Alternative proteins for conventional animal products in China: regulatory process
    Yongning Wu, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Beijing, China
  • 10:00-10:10 L13
    Wine varietal identification: solution of an uneasy task
    Leos Uttl, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 10:10-10:20 L14
    The story of a leaf: a 2-tiered system for tea authenticity
    Di Wu, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 10:20-10:40 L15
    Food authenticity from a regulatory science perspective
    Franz Ulberth, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Geel, Belgium
  • 10:40-11:00 Chat discussion with speakers L10-L15
    Led byJana Pulkrabova & Stefan van Leeuwen
  • 11:00-11:20
    Refreshment break

Session 4 Analytical challenges II

  • 11:20-11:40 L16
    Comparison of analytical methods and results: "Devil is in the details"
    Katerina Mastovska, Eurofins Scientific, USA
  • 11:40-12:00 L17
    Scientific and regulatory challenges and developments for EU Reference Laboratories in food safety areas
    Piotr Robouch, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Geel, Belgium
  • 12:00-12:20 L18
    Transition to a circular economy: analytical challenges for contaminants in the food chain
    Stefan van Leeuwen, Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • 12:20-12:30 L19
    Smartphone-based pesticide residue screening: goals achieved & challenges to be faced
    Aristeidis Tsagkaris, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 12:30-12:50 L20
    Determining the source of our soya using an analytical toolbox
    Christopher Elliott, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 12:50-13:10 Chat discussion with speakers L16-L20
    Led by Jana Pulkrabova & Stefan van Leeuwen
  • 13:10-13:20 Summary of RAFA 2021, Trends & Views
    Michele Suman, Barilla Food Research Labs, Parma, Italy
  • 13:20-13:30
    Announcement of RAFA 2022
    Jana Hajslova & Michel Nielen, RAFA chairs

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