6th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2013)

Organization: Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic; RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

Venue: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Nov 08, 2013 / 2:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2013
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The scientific committee and the organizers of the 6th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2013) aim to prepare a balanced program with many top quality presentations followed by stimulating discussions, several satellite events, a large state-of-the-art exhibition and an attractive social program. Scientific contributions will be presented by leading scientists through keynote lectures and by contributed oral and poster presentations.

RAFA 2013 will be organized with emphasis on ADVANCED ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND FOOD ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS related to food security, food quality and safety and food integrity:


  • Allergens
  • Flavours and odours
  • Genetically modified organisms (GMO´s)
  • Industrial contaminants
  • Mycotoxins, marine and plant toxins
  • Nanoparticles
  • Packaging contaminants
  • Pesticide residues
  • Processing contaminants
  • Veterinary drug residues
  • Authenticity, Fraud
  • Agriforensics
  • Food-Omics
  • Novel foods & Supplements
  • Organic crops & Foodstuffs
  • QA/QC and Chemometrics


Dedicated SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS will be focused on the following topics (tentative):

  • Analysis of Nanoparticles in Food
  • Bioanalytical Methods for Food Control
  • Emerging POPs issues
  • Flavour and Food Quality Markers
  • Food Allergens
  • Food Authenticity and Traceability
  • Food Contaminants
  • Food Forensics
  • General Food Analysis
  • Industry perspectives
  • Natural Toxins Analysis
  • Rapid Methods
  • Recent Issues and Novel Technologies

Moreover, a platform for young scientists to present their scientific work will be offered; typically 25% of the contributed oral presentations will be assigned to the next generation. Also a number of RAFA 2013 Student Travel Grants will be provided. The best poster presentation(s) by a young scientist(s) will be awarded with the prestigious RAFA Poster Award.

Several SATELLITE EVENTS are planned co-currently or adjacent to the main conference program:

  • 2nd European workshop on Ambient Mass Spectrometry on food and natural products
  • Interactive seminar on sample-prep approaches, separation techniques and application of mass spectrometry in food quality / safety control: ´Step by step strategies for fast development of analytical method´
  • Tutorial on chemometric data handling in food-omics
  • Workshop on Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics for monitoring of food and feed products, lab-to-the-sample
  • Seminar on Food safety issues beyond the EU – challenges for analytical methods update; global view
  • Joint Research Centre seminar – Research activities and opportunities for collaboration strengthening, with a special focus to young scientists

An EXHIBITION of the most modern instrumentation recently used in food analysis and other necessary equipment and consumables will be organized during the symposium.

Vendor seminars will be organized to introduce recent commercial instrumentation and scientific strategies for advanced food quality / safety control.

The organizers of the conference sincerely hope that you accept their invitation, and are looking forward to meeting you in beautiful Prague, in November 2013.


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Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic; RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands