Virtual event highlighting current Trends & Views - RAFA 2021 : PROGRAM

  • 13:45-14:00
    Welcome / Opening ceremony
    Jana Hajslova & Michel Nielen, RAFA chairs
  • Session 1
    Analytical challenges I
  • 14:00-14:20
    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
    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
    Potential of imaging mass spectrometry in characterisation of food crops
    Chiara Dall'Asta
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • 15:00-15:20
    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
    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
  • 16:00-16:20
    Metabolomics and lipidomics approaches to advance food Science and nutrition research
    Alejandro Cifuentes
    National Research Council of Spain, Madrid, Spain
  • 16:20-16:40
    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
    Deciphering the gut microbiota function by LC/GC-MS metabolomics approaches
    Josep Rubert
    Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 17:00-17:20
    One class modelling, a simple approach to botanical authentication
    James Harnly
    United States Department of Agriculture, 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)

  • Session 3
    Food fraud & authentication
  • 09:00-09:20
    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
    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
    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
    Wine varietal identification: solution of an uneasy task
    Leos Uttl
    University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 10:10-10:20
    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
    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
    Comparison of analytical methods and results: "Devil is in the details"
    Katerina Mastovska
    Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation, USA
  • 11:40-12:00
    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
    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
    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
    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