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Welcome & Conference Opening


Keynote Address

Harmonisation of food safety regulations to minimise food crimes

Huub Lelieveld /Global Harmonization Initiative, Netherlands

Huub Lelieveld is President of the Global Harmonization Initiative and the fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is an editor…

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Keynote Address

Challenges in Food Allergen Testing

Prue Bramwell /RMIT University, Australia

Prue Bramwell is an academic in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. She has over 30 years’ experience in food microbiology and…

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15:10 - 15:45

Coffee/Tea break

15:45 - 17:00

Functional Food Analysis/Food Product Analysis

15:45 - 17:00

Chair: Prue Bramwell, RMIT University, Australia
Co-Chair: Ashok Patel, Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, China

15:46 - 16:10


Development and validation of an enzymatic assay for the measurement of lactose in 'low lactose' and 'lactose free' products

David Mangan /Megazyme, Bray, Ireland

Dr. David Mangan was awarded his BSc (2006) and PhD (2010) from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of a number of patents…

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16:11 - 16:35


Pea-derived malodextrins as solubilization enhancers

Juliette Caron /Roquette Frères, LESTREM, France

Juliette Caron has been employed at Roquette since 2016 as analytical scientist. Her role is to bring analytical support in R&D projects covering nutrition, pharma…

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Invited Speaker

Analysing the microstructure-property links in wax-based oleogels

Ashok Patel /Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, China

Dr. Ashok Patel, author of book ‘Alternative Routes to Oil Structuring (Springer, 2015)’ and editor of book 'Edible Oil Structuring: Concepts, Methods and Applications (RSC,…

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17:00 - 17:25


Study of solid phase extraction for the determination of amitraz in honey samples

Anna Kubiak /University of Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Anna Kubiak did her B.Sc., M.Sc and is pursing Ph.D in Chemistry from University of Warsaw, Faculty of Chemistry. She has supervised in DSM…

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09:00 - 13:00

Session: Rapid Analytical Methods

Chair: Jonathan Beauchamp, Fraunhofer Institute For Process Engineering & Packaging IVV, Germany
Co-Chair: Miguel Angel Pardo, AZTI, Derio, Spain

09:00 - 09:25

Invited Speaker

Direct Injection Mass Spectrometry for Targeted Analysis of Odour-Active Compounds in Food Research

Jonathan Beauchamp /Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany

He is working at Fraunhofer IVV in Freising since 2008, first as research associate and since 2015 as Deputy Head of Department. His current research…

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09:26 - 09:50


Holistic control of edible oils based on NMR spectroscopy

Elina Zailer /Spectral Service AG, Cologne, Germany

She studied Bachelor's in Forensic Science from the Hochschule Bonn Rhein Sieg (2009-2012) and further pursued her Master in Analytical Chemistry from Hochschule Bonn Rhein…

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09:50 - 10:15


Isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification for rapid and portable identification of fish species in seafood products

Miguel Angel Pardo /AZTI, Derio, Spain

Dr. Miguel Angel Pardo, Principal Researcher in charge of the Molecular Biology laboratory in AZTI-Tecnalia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has…

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10:16 - 10:45

Tea/Coffee Break/Poster Session

10:45 -11:10


Enhanced analytical techniques for MOSH/MOAH analysis

Andreas Grabitz /Eurofins CPT GmbH, Germany

He studied chemistry at University of Tübingen and Würzburg and further pursued his Ph.D. at University of Lüneburg, Germany. From 2004-2005, he was employed as…

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11:11 - 11:35


EU Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials: An overview on present and future challenges

Joao A. Lopes /European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

João A. Lopes is an analytical chemist and scientific project officer who started working at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy during 2012.…

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11:36 - 12:00


Process optimization using a fluorescence spectroscopy handheld device for TVC monitoring

Christoph Wienken /FreshDetect GmbH, Pullach, Munich, Germany

Dr. Christoph Wienken is CTO and Managing Director at FreshDetect GmbH that develops and sells a fluorescence-based handheld device for quick on-site measuring of the…

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch/Poster Break

13:00 - 17:00

Session: Food Authenticity & Traceability

Chair: Andreas Grabitz, Eurofins CPT GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Co-Chair: Johannes Bott, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering & Packaging IVV, Germany

13:00 - 13:25

Invited Speaker

Measuring the Migration of Nanoparticles from Food Contact Polymers – an Overview of Experimental and Analytical Techniques and Results

Johannes Bott /Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany

Dr. Johannes Bott works since 2010 at the Fraunhofer institute for process engineering and packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany. In the department product safety and…

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13:26 -13:50


Relevancy of speciation analysis for geographical origin discrimination of red wine

Veronique Vacchina /ADERA / UT2A, PAU, France

Dr. Véronique VACCHINA obtained her Ph.D. in 2000 at the Bio-Inorganic and Environment Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. She then started working at UT2A (Ultra-Trace Analyses Aquitaine)…

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13:51 -14:15


Identification and quantification of substances migrating from food contact materials with UHPLC-HRMS in the context of EU regulation 10/2011

Els Van Hoeck /Scientific Insititute of Public health (WIV-ISP), Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Els Van Hoeck started her PhD under the guidance of Professor P. Sandra in the Department Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences after…

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14:15 - 14:40


Effect of quality of DNA and choice of endogenous reference genes on absolute quantification of GMOs with digital PCR

Tigst Demeke /Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg, Canada

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14:41: 15:00


Authenticity determination of pumpkin seed oil

Iztok Jože Košir /Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing, Žalec, Slovenia

Iztok Jože Košir is a head of Department of agrochemistry and brewing at Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing. His work is focused on…

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15:00 - 15:30

Tea & Coffee Break/Poster Session

15:30 - 15:55


Fish Species Identification by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry – Methodology Development and Database Built-Up

Antje Stahl /Intertek Food Services GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Dr. Antje Stahl is working as Research Associate and Deputy Supervisor for Authenticity (NMR). She received her Master of Science degree in the major‚ Marine…

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15:55 - 16:20


Analytical strategies to study the migration of selected chemical contaminants into dry foodstuffs.

Kathy Van Den Houwe /Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium

Kathy Van Den Houwe graduated as bio-engineer and after some research on the stability of migrants in food simulants, for the University of Ghent and…

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16:20 - 16:45


Rapid Screening Technique to Determine Authenticity and Adulteration of Herbs and Spices

Kathryn Lawson-Wood /PerkinElmer, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Kathryn Lawson-Wood is an Infrared Technical Applications Scientist at PerkinElmer and re-joined the organisation in July 2017. Prior to this, Kathryn studied for a BSc…

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End of Day 2

19:00 - 22:00

Social Evening & Networking Dinner

09:00 - 12:00

Contaminant Analysis

09:00 . 09:25


Tracing of GMOs in foods using Multiplex PCR coupled with DNA microarray

Nelly Datukishvili /I. Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine, Tbilisi, Georgia

Dr. Nelly Datukishvili obtained the doctoral degree in 1997 from the I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia). She worked in the area of molecular biology and…

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09:25 . 09:50


Bioaccessibility of Fumonisins in Maize Porridge

Thierry Regnier /Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

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09:50 . 10:15


Analysis of mineral oil in food: an analytical challenge

Annelies Van Heyst /Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium

Annelies Van Heyst obtained her master degree in biomedical sciences in 2015 at the University of Antwerp. After her studies, she started a PhD at…

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10:15 . 10:40


Enhancing Food Safety in India and China: A Study of the Recent Institutional Initiatives for Regulation, Standards, Certification, Testing and Surveillance, and the Emerging Lessons

Vasant Gandhi /Professor

Dr. Vasant Gandhi is NABARD Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He has been member of the Board of Governors of…

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Chair: Vasant Ghandhi, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Co-Chair: Nelly Datukishvili, I. Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine, Tbilisi, Georgia

10:40 - 11: 10

Tea & Coffee Break/Poster Session

11:10 - 11:35


A Microfluidic test for antibiotics in Milk

Johannes Daprà /PlastiSens ApS, Denmark

Johannes Daprà has a background in polymer chemistry from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and received his PhD from the Department of Micro- and…

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11:35 - 12:00


Hybrid format of enzyme immunoassay as a tool for broadening the spectrum of detectable analytes

Maxim Burkin /I. Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera, Moscow, Russian Federation

Dr. M. Burkin received his B.Sc. in Medicine at the Faculty of ?linical Medicine, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. He was awarded a Ph.D.…

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End of Conference