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16th ANISG Conference "Soak up the spectra at Coffs"

THE 16th ANISG CONFERENCE "SOAK UP THE SPECTRA AT COFFS" Coffs Harbour, NSW. 4-7 May 2014. This conference will be organised by ANISG, in collaboration with the New Zealand Near Infrared Spectroscopy Society (NZNIRSS). We are returning to the beautiful beachfront venue in a secluded sub-tropical rainforest setting on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, where we held the 10th ANISG Conference in 2002.

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ACOVS10 - 10th Australian Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy

The ACOVS10 (10th Australasian Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy). Abstracts submissions are now being accepted and the registration system is now online. Meeting 13th-16th April 2014, and the venue is the Stamford Grand Hotel, in Glenleg, SA. Web page http://www.acovs10.net/mainpage/

20th conference of the French Vibrational Spectroscopy Group

21-23 May 2014, Paris

More information: http://www.gfsv.net/gfsv-2014/

Vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics: training session

For the 8th consecutive year, the CRA-W organises a complete training on vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics. In this training you will have a complete overview of the theory of the spectroscopic and chemometric methods most commonly used. This will be completed with dynamical practical sessions in multidisciplinary laboratories, which will give you some tips and tricks useful when dealing with spectroscopy and chemometrics.

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NIR 2015

17th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, NIR 2015

The 17th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy organized under the auspicious of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS), will be held in the Mabu Resort Hotel, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, from 18th to 23rd October, 2015.

The theme of the conference, Highlighting South America, emphasizes the fact the event is being organized for the first time in Brazil and South America. More information: http://nir2015.com.br/

Strategies for the early quality and safety assurance in the feed chain

In WP1 the work dealt mainly with the development of screening methodologies for the detection of known and unknown adulterants or contaminants at laboratory and industrial levels.

Techniques such as NIR microscopy, NIR Imaging, Raman and HPLC coupled to HR-MS proved their performance at laboratory level for detecting melamine and its structural analogues in soybean meal as well as for determination of animal feed oils adulteration with waste transformer and mineral oils. Moreover, chromatographic techniques demonstrated their applicability for analysis of a range of contaminants at laboratory level, such as (i) GCxGC-TOFMS for the early detection in one single analysis of contaminants in feed ingredients, (ii) HPLC coupled to HR-MS for analysis of 96 veterinary drugs in DDGS and (iii) LC–MS for simultaneous analysis of pesticide residues, mycotoxins and pyrrolizidine alkaloids in different soya-based matrices.

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EMBRAPA researchers set up the first Brazilian Near-Infrared Network

EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) is the big Brazilian governmental enterprise dedicated to the development of national agriculture and agribusiness. In the year 2011, a group professionals from 18 units of the corporation, spread allover the country, and coordinated by Dr. Maria Lúcia Simeone from the EMBRAPA Maize and Sorghum unit, have started up a Near-Infrared Network to exchange experiences and improve backgrounds on the technology. The network has the financial support from EMBRAPA headquarter and promoted three annual nationwide workshops. After the network have been started, a significant increase in the number and quality of the actions developed based on NIR spectroscopy applied to solve Brazilian agribusiness problems, has become evident by the works presented in the workshops. Passing three years, after a very positive balance of the actions carried out since the beginning of the network, the EMBRAPA NIR Network is consolidated, and their researchers are preparing a new proposal to strength the extend the network actions for longer time.

15th Edition of NIRS course in Córdoba (Spain)

A few days ago the SCAI and the Aimal Production Department (University of Cordoba, Spain) held the 14th edition of the course entitled "Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). APPLICATIONS IN QUALITY CONTROL AND TRACEABILITY OF AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES". The course has had a total of 16 participants (see attached photo). Since there has been a significant number of applicants, which could not be included in this edition the 15 th ediction will be held at June 5, 2014 . Unlike other courses, taught worldwide, it is taught entirely in Spanish, to give researchers and professionals from Latin America the opportunity to perform the training in their mother tongue. Don´t miss the opportunity to be one of our students! The course is academically coordinated by Prof. Ana Garrido Varo current President of ICNIRS (http://icnirs.org/index.php/overview/executive). More information: http://www.uco.es/servicios/scai/novedades/curso_nir_2014_b.html and mailing Dr. Juan Garcia Olmo ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

5th Brazilian Workshop on Chemometrics

The 5th Brazilian Workshop on Chemometrics will be held at the Hotel Arembepe Beach (Arembepe, Bahia, Brazil) from the 9th to 11th of April, 2014 The program consists of: 5 mini-courses, 12 lectures, oral and poster presentations. The mini-courses are mainly focused in undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning chemometrics basic methods. The lectures will address different applications of chemometrics tools (http://www.vwquimiometria.ufba.br).

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