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Teagasc Showcase Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry

Teagasc are holding a Food Innovation Gateways event highlighting the exciting opportunities available from Teagasc to the Irish food industry. The theme for the event is ‘Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry’ and it is taking place at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Cork, today Thursday, 16 November.

Teagasc Showcase Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry
Pictured at the Food Innovation Gateways conference on 'Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry' in the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork are Prof. Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director, Joe Tierney, Glanbia, Kathy Ridgway, Anatune, UK & Dr Olivia McAuliffe, Teagasc. Photo O'Gorman Photography.

Teagasc Showcase Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry

Teagasc are holding a Food Innovation Gateways event highlighting the exciting opportunities available from Teagasc to the Irish food industry. The theme for the event is ‘Advanced Analytical Methodologies for the Food Industry’ and it is taking place at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Cork, today Thursday, 16 November.

This showcase of the present and future of food analysis will provide a unique forum for face-to-face interaction between key researchers and leading food industry representatives. The programme will include presentations by national and international experts outlining the role of advanced analytical methods in guaranteeing the quality, safety and traceability of foods in compliance with legislation and consumer demands for a globally competitive Irish food industry.

Speaking at the Gateways event, Declan Troy, Assistant Director of Research at Teagasc said: “This event is one of our many channels of engagement with the food sector. Precise measurement within the food industry must be accurate, easy and timely in order to underpin the safety, quality and integrity of our food. Teagasc is a world leader in developing, validating and applying state-of-the-art analytical techniques, not only for the sector, but also for regulatory bodies. Our latest analytical technology portfolio will be showcased by our key researchers”.

The panel of speakers at this specially-themed event include Iain MacLaren Lee of Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a specialist on the application of genomics in the fields of agronomics and food; Rupasri Mandal of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, Canada’s National Metabolomics Laboratory; Kathy Ridgway, of Anatune, with specialist knowledge on automation of sample preparation protocols and alternative extraction techniques; Martin Danaher, of Teagasc, an expert in residue analysis and coordinator of Ireland’s National Food Residue and Veterinary Drug and Feed Additive Databases; and Katrina Campbell, a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast.

The Teagasc Gateways event includes 18 exhibits. Details on each of the exhibits are available at  https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2017/Teagasc-Gateways-Advanced-Analytical-Methodologies-Programme.pdf

These include:

1. Residue Monitoring Service

2. Flavour Chemistry

3. Peptide Analysis

4. Analysis of Food-Derived Carbohydrates

5. Food Bioactive Characterisation

6. Elemental Analysis of Dairy Products

7. Teagasc Next Generation DNA Sequencing Facility

8. Food Surfaces and Structure

9. National Food Imaging Centre

10. Sensory Food Network Ireland

11. Process Analytical Technologies

12. High Protein Powder Characterisation

13. Compositional Analysis of Dairy Products

14. Food Assurance and Industry Supports

15. Food Safety Capacity

16. Novel Food Processing Technologies

17. Technology Transfer Office

18. UCC Teagasc Alliance

The Teagasc Food Innovation Gateways event is running from 10.00 am to 3pm. See the full programme at https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/events/Programme-Gateways_Nov2017.pdf