High quality, healthy and safe food, with good nutritional and sensory characteristics, are necessary for a satisfactory quality of life. For this reason, authentication and traceability of foodstuffs, characterization of food components, quality control, identification and quantification of additives, allergens, chemical and microbiological contaminants, preservation of food components during storage and processing, packaging technology, determination of nutritional and sensory properties, are essential for citizens and consumers with widespread consequences on health, and on agriculture, industry and economy.

In all these aspects mass spectrometry plays a key role. The impressive evolution of its applications, methods, instrumentation and technology yielded highly sensitive, specific, fast, robust and validated methods that are fundamental tools in food science and technology.

The 7th MS Food DAY is a biannual conference focused on all topics related to the use, methods and applications of mass spectrometry in food.
It represents an excellent occasion for presenting the state-of-the-art of mass spectrometry in food chemistry & technology, along with the latest innovations and novelty in instrumentation and applications.
As already testified by the successful previous editions, this will also create the optimum opportunity to meet the needs and opportunities of academic institutions, research and control institutions, private enterprises and food companies.

The conference will include plenary lectures, oral and poster communications.

Plenary speakers:

Richard Caprioli - Vanderbilt University, Nashville (USA)
Advances in mass spectrometry to promote food safety and human health

Jana Hajslova - Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic)
High resolution mass spectrometry as an efficient tool in cannabis research

Nikolai Kuhnert - Jacobs University, Brema (Germany)
Mass spectrometry in coffee & cocoa science: From bean to drink/bar to human

Luigi Lucini -  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza
Applications of high-resolution MS metabolomics in the traceability of the agri-food products

Josep Rubert - Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
Going -omics to reveal the food-gut microbiota-host triangle

Keynote speakers:

Sabrina Moret - Università di Udine
Mineral oils in vegetable oils: background, analysis and the role of MS

Alberto Ritieni - Università Federico II, Napoli
Mass spectrometry: the Terminator of Mycotoxin occurrence in Foods

Topics include:
    Innovations in food science applications of MS
  • Food Authenticity & Traceability
  • Food Safety
  • Food Quality
  • Food and Health
  • Functional Food & Nutraceutical
  • FoodOmics
  • Sensomics
  • Oils & EVO
  • MS on Food Big Data Handling
  • Food Packaging
  • Process monitoring

  • Methodological and instrumental developments
  • High resolution Mass Spectrometry
  • High-throughput techniques
  • Ambient Mass Spectrometry
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
  • Stable isotopes
  • Direct Injection/Infusion Mass Spectrometry
  • Ion sources and mass analysers