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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613688

Workshop: Detecting the Unexpected - Monday 24th February

Afternoon workshop, 1pm to 4pm

Whilst targeted testing of commodities for potential contaminants is a well-established tool to support consumer protection, analytical methods to detect the unexpected are becoming more readily available in a range of disciplines. Many of these methods now allow scientists to detect the unexpected or characterise samples in far more detail than has ever been possible before and in areas beyond consumer protection or healthcare.

This scientific workshop to discuss "Detecting the unexpected" is being hosted by Fera working with the InterLab Consequence Management Scientific Support Group and in collaboration with the launch of the major EU FoodIntegrity project. This workshop will explore the use of state-of- the-art non-targeted methods for chemical analysis and molecular biology through a number of short presentations. Structured discussions will then be used to articulate the new challenges this technology offers and help bring focus to the needs of this developing technology.

To see all of the Presentations that is surrounding Workshop Brochure please follow this link.

The Conference Programme and Speakers Presentation

Time Topic/title

13:00     Welcome and introduction to the workshop - Paul Robb
13:10     The analysis of horse meat for the banned drug phenylbutazone - Simon Hird, Tom Griffiths and Richard Ginn
13:30     Semi-targeted testing for pesticide residues - Monica Garcia Lopez and Richard Fussell
13:50     Non targeted approaches for food authenticity - Mike Dickinson
14:10     Title TBA - Jana Hajslova

14:30     Coffee break and informal discussions

15:00     The Application of Next Generation DNA sequencing to non-targeted plant disease diagnostics - Ian Adams
15:20     Non-targeted analysis of gene expression and small molecule metabolite datasets - Robert Stones
15:40     The end-user perspective - TBA
16:00     Some examples from UK food incident response samples- Don Clarke
16:20     Open-forum discussion
17:00     Latest Meeting close

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