SelectScience® hosts dozens of informative free webinars for scientists every month, featuring world-class speakers at the very forefront of their respective fields. In this week’s feature, we will be focusing on webinars that may especially interest those working in the field of food and beverages. If you wish to stay up to date, you won't want to miss the food safety webinars taking place over the next few weeks. In addition, we will also highlight some of our top on-demand webinars.
Explore the fight for food safety, discover the current applications of micro-SPE, and learn about target and non-target approaches for safety testing of foods and beverages. Plus, discover an alternative approach for the analysis of pesticide residues in food, understand how hydrogen can be utilized in food analysis, and learn how to quantify Soy DNA extracts for downstream GMO detection.
The efficiency of sample processing, testing, analyst skill, and reference materials all play a role in producing accurate results to ensure the safety and fitness of the world’s food and water supplies. In this webinar, we look at the impact of sample processing and testing on the true determination of food safety. We will examine the best practices for sample handling and guide attendees through the pitfalls which can detrimentally affect sample result accuracy.
Wednesday, November 30, at 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET / 11:00 EST / 08:00 PST
Join our expert speaker, Hans-Joachim Huebschmann, a consultant at CTC Analytics, as he discusses current applications and new developments in Micro-SPE, a method often used in pesticide analysis. This free webinar will include discussions on the application for the extraction of homogeneous samples, and the clean-up of the raw extracts from QuEChERS with acetonitrile or from the Swedish ethyl acetate method (SweEt).
Tuesday, December 6, at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET / 04:00 EST / 01:00 PST
In this free on-demand webinar, Rachael Szafnauer and Laura McGregor will discuss the innovative and green analytical strategies being adopted to ensure food quality and safety. They will describe how to overcome common problems associated with sampling volatiles from foods and beverages and explain how the sensitivity can be improved using trap-enabled, extraction and enrichment methods. Learn how the combination of GCxGC and time-of-flight mass spectrometry can tackle complex samples that are out of reach for traditional GC–MS, and how data handling no longer needs to be the bottleneck of analytical workflows through simple, automated workflows to spot the differences between complex samples.
Current legislation for regulating genetically modified organism (GMO)-based products varies between countries, indicating the need for worldwide, reliable real-time PCR testing procedures. To ensure a successful and reliable qPCR reaction, isolated nucleic acid must be pure and added to the reaction in specific quantities. This on-demand webinar provides an overview of GMO detection via qPCR.
In a high-throughput environment, robust analytical workflows are key requirements for the accurate and reliable determination of trace-level pesticide residues in food samples. These methods must overcome the challenges of an ever-growing list of compounds and the diversity of sample matrices, in addition to demanding sensitivity and identification requirements. In this on-demand free webinar, we share results that look at the merits of both GC-MS/MS and high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) for the analysis of pesticide residues in food samples.
With increasing pressure on the helium market, interest has seen renewed in hydrogen carrier gas. Agilent's new HydroInert source prevents compound conversions in the source and allows retention of MS parameters, including multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) transitions from helium methods for easier adoption. This free on-demand webinar discusses improved performance with hydrogen carrier gas in GC/MS and GC/MS/MS analysis with a focus on food analyses, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in infant formula and pesticides in fruits and vegetables.
Watch all our food webinars at a time that suits you
Missed one of our webinars? Fortunately, all SelectScience webinars are made available on demand after the live event. Catch up on some of our latest webinars below:
Carbohydrate analysis and the dark matter of food – from fundamental discoveries to start-up companies
Non-target screening of food flavorings using GC×GC with BenchTOF2 and Tandem Ionisation
Unique GC column selectivities for optimal separation of PAH compounds in food and environmental matrices
Emerging trends and future directions in food testing
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