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MS Food Day, October, 9-11 2013, Trento, Italy: the best way for pointing out the role of mass spectrometry in food chemistry

Università di Trento - Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia - via Tomaso Gar, 14 - 38122 Trento

3rd MS Food Day, October 9-11, 2013, Trento, Italy: the best way for pointing out the role of mass spectrometry in food chemistry

Following the success of the first and second editions, it is a pleasure to announce the 3rd edition of the MS Food Day, October 9-11, 2013, Trento, Italy, organized by Fondazione Edmund Mach and by the Division of Mass Spectrometry of the Italian Chemical Society.

Today, safe and high-quality food, with good nutritional and sensory characteristics, is becoming increasingly important.

The characterization of food components, authentication and traceability of foodstuffs, food profiling and speciation, quality control, identification and quantification of additives, allergens, chemical and microbiological contaminants, preservation of food components during storage and processing, packaging technology, determination of nutritional and sensory properties, have widespread consequences on agriculture, industry and health.

Mass spectrometry plays a key role in all these aspects. In fact, the impressive technological and methodological improvements of mass spectrometry and its coupling with molecular separation processes yield highly sensitive, specific, fast, robust and validated methods that are fundamental tools in food science and technology.

The 3rd MS-FoodDay conference represents an excellent occasion for presenting the state-of-the-art of mass spectrometry in food chemistry, along with the latest innovations in instrumentation and applications. This will also create the optimum opportunity to meet the needs and offerings of academic institutions, food and instrumentation companies. 

Main topics are:

Innovations in food science applications of MS

  • Food safety
  • Quality control/Traceability
  • Food integrity
  • Functional food
  • Metabolomics/Foodomic
  • Sensory quality: linking sensory and MS data
  • Packaging
  • Process monitorig

Methodological and instrumental developments

  • Recent trends in mass spectrometry
  • Ion sources and mass analysers
  • High resolution mass spectrometry
  • Ambient Mass Spectrometry
  • Direct Injection/Infusion Mass Spectrometry
  • High-throughput techniques
  • Data Analysis

The conference will include plenary lectures, oral and poster communications, and tutorials.