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Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, UCT Prague, organizes on 1-3 Septemer 2021 event financially supported by EIT Food „Training school on analytical approaches for food safety, authenticity and quality assessment“.
Agenda of the event is available HERE
Aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to students in the field to be trained in advanced analytical strategies applied for food safety, authenticity and quality assessment. Various case studies will be presented, including analytical methods development, data evaluation, QA/QC, … Participants will have an opportunity to meet up with the experts and learn more from other young colleagues in order to network and discuss on their current and future research activities. They will also be informed about activities of EIT Food aimed at supporting students and entrepreneurial talents.
Who should attend?
Training is targeted particularly at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, but lower level students are also welcome, who are interested in learning more about strategies applied in food analysis, including current trends in analytical methods development, data evaluation, QA/QC, troubleshooting.
To meet up with the experts in the field of food safety, quality, authenticity assessment and learn more on other young colleagues and stakeholders in order to exchange on their current and future research activities.
- FREE until 31.8.2020
- Registration form
Where the event takes place: VŠCHT Praha, Technická 3, Praha 6 – 166 28
Language of the event: Czech
In case of any questions, please contact Mrs Martina Vlckova (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Ecological product innovation lab at the Moldovan Agri-food Business” is a project aimed at creating a certified commercial kitchen and experimentation lab, set up to stimulate ecological product development, help start-ups and small producers shift to more sustainable operations, host educational events, formalize economic transactions, increase food safety and promote good practices in the food sector.
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Dept. of Food Analysis and Nutrition has partnered with the Public Association Katalyst in Moldova in order to establish this ecological food fab lab and boost small business in adoption of sustainable practices. The partners plan to coach food start-ups and help implement nutritional and sensory food analysis, upgrade their product quality and reduce their environmental footprint.
As the result of the project a 72 m² shared kitchen will be established, 10 food businesses trained and coached in ecological product innovations and wide public informed about sustainable approaches in food systems. The intervention shall have a longer-term effect, since it will further stimulate ecological shift in the food industry through by becoming an integral part of the 1st Moldovan Food Business Incubator.
More information on the project and grant provided here.
The project “Ecological product innovation lab at the Moldovan Agrifood Business Incubator“ is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Carlos Garcia, PhD is a new Spanish junior researcher who joined our department within a project ChemJets2 at the beginning of October.
His academic background includes an Associate degree in Analytical Chemistry, Bachelor degree in Food Science and a Master degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He was awarded a PhD grant (BES-2014-069233) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and he has been working as PhD student at the Research Group on Quality, Safety, and Bioactivity of Plant Foods (CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia).
Prague – The Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition at the University of Chemical Technology, Prague, led by Professor Jana Hajslova, became Europe’s first laboratory for medical cannabis products to receive Patient Focused Certification (PFC), a quality standard issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) Cannabis monograph.
The only other five certified laboratories in the world are all located in the USA.
"PFC serves both government authorities and end users. It guarantees that medical cannabis products have the strength, composition, purity, and identity they claim to constitute or possess," said Dr. Jahan Marcu, chief auditor for Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF).
"This is the first laboratory which passed certification with flying colors. Industrial and academic laboratories in the United States could learn from Professor Hajslova," he added at a talk at UCT Prague’s Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition.
ASA works closely with the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), a center of excellence for cannabis and cannabinoids research initiated to share experiences in clinical and basic research, medical informatics, administration, legislative efforts and studies, product security protocols, and the production and distribution of cannabis products.