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Molecules Webinar | Methods in Food Analysis - Part 1: Current Trends

29 Nov 2021, 17:00 (CET)

Food Analysis, Food Products, Health
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25th Molecules Webinar

Methods in Food Analysis - Part 1: Current Trends

Nowadays, the possibility of analyzing, tracing, and certifying food products (as well as supplements) is of fundamental importance for guaranteeing not only the quality of the product but, above all, to safeguarding the health of the consumer. Within this perspective, the availability of analytical procedures, instrumental configurations, and statistical and chemometric methods that can be integrated to maximize analytical information is fundamental.

One element not to be overlooked is the scalability of the processes, from the laboratory to the industrial level, in addition to quality control and traceability (which can include the verification of product authenticity).

Of additional value is the role of nanotechnologies that can be used in the production of food and food supplements in order to improve their health benefits.

This is the first part of a two-part webinar. For information on the second webinar, please click here.

Date: 29 November 2021

Time: 5:00pm CET | 11:00am EST | 12:00am CST Asia (30 Nov)

Webinar ID: 867 9497 7311

Webinar Secretariat: molecules.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara; Dept of Pharmacy, Italy

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Prof. Marcello Locatelli obtained his master’s degree in Chemistry and his PhD from the University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”. He is currently Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University “G. d'Annunzio” of Chieti–Pescara, Department of Pharmacy. His research activities are devoted to the development and validation of chromatographic methods for the qualitative and quantitative determination of biologically active molecules in complex matrices. This applies to the study of all processes related to preanalytical stages, even the application of conventional and coupled analytical methods for accurate, sensitive, and selective determination. Particular attention has recently been paid to innovative (micro)extraction procedures such as MEPS, FPSE, MIP, DLLME, and SULLE. As part of method development, predictive models and chemometrics are also tested, both for the optimization of extraction protocols and for final data processing, where new instrument configurations for quantitative analysis in complex matrices are a focal point. Prof. Locatelli has served as Guest Editor for 20 Special Issues, and his research activities have resulted in more than 174 manuscripts, 161 congress communications (oral and poster), 16 book chapters, and 6 books, with a corresponding h-index of 35 (for 165 papers with 3413 citations (Scopus (23rd of February 2021)), attesting to the influence of his scientific output. He is a reviewer for more than 100 international peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a referee for MIUR Institution for National Projects (SIR), and is included in the register REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation) in the “Basic Research” section, in addition to having served as a referee for VQR (2011–2014).

Invited Speakers

Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, Turkey

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Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Ulusoy is a Full Professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, at Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey. He completed his master’s degree in 2007 and doctorate in 2012. He mostly worked on the analysis of trace metal species in the field of atomic and molecular spectroscopy prior to receiving his PhD. He has published numerous articles on cloud point extraction and solid-phase-extraction-based separation and enrichment methods for the analysis of toxic species in environmental samples and food samples. He has also researched the application of adsorption methods and the development of new materials for the removal of certain radioactive species and harmful chemicals. Upon joining the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2012, Prof. Dr. Ulusoy began working on the determination of active molecules in pharmacological samples, the development of chromatography-based analytical methods, HPLC-based drug analysis, analysis of drug molecules at low concentrations in biological samples, solid-phase microphase extraction techniques, magnetic-based solid-phase sorbents, polymeric-based sorbents for solid phase, and pesticide analysis in environmental samples. He has partaken in numerous research projects as an executive and researcher. Prof. Dr. Ulusoy has published a total of 72 articles in scientific journals included in SCI, SCI-Expanded, and other indexing databases, in addition to approximately 100 conference papers presented at national and international congresses, and to being involved in more than 30 research projects. Prof. Dr. Ulusoy has a h-index of 20, and his articles have received more than 1000 citations, according to the Google Scholar database.

University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Dept of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Italy

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Dr. Maria Chiara Cristiano is a Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro, Italy. Her research focuses on the preparation, characterization, and in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo evaluation of innovative drug delivery systems, primarily for topical application. In the last few years, her research has focused on the use of natural ingredients, both as fundamental components of drug delivery systems and as active molecules for delivery, with the aim of improving their stability, bioavailability, and efficacy. Moreover, Dr. Maria Chiara Cristiano has demonstrated expertise in rheology analysis of materials in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food fields. She is the co-author of 28 peer-reviewed papers published in international scientific journals (19 of which have been published in the last two years (2019–2021)), and has participated in 4 national and international workshops as an invited speaker. She is currently a member of numerous national and international scientific societies, including A.D.R.I.T.E.L.F., CRS Italy Chapter, and SCI.

Jamia Millia Islamia, Dept of Chemistry, India

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Prof. Imran Ali, PhD, FRSC, C Chem, London (UK) is a world-recognized academic and researcher. Prof. Ali was identified as a Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science in 2020. Moreover, Prof Ali has a global rank of 24 in Analytical Chemistry according to a report from Stanford University, USA (World’s Top 2% Scientists). He completed his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. Prof. Ali is globally recognized due to his great contribution to separation science, especially regarding chiral separations and water treatment using nanomaterials. He has published more than 450 papers in reputed journals, including papers in Nature and Chemical Reviews. He has also written five books published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., USA; Taylor & Francis, USA; John Wiley & Sons, USA; John Wiley & Sons, UK; Elsevier, the Netherlands. His publications have received around 27,200 citations, and he has an h-index of 82 and i10-index of 265.

Webinar Content

On Monday, 29 November 2021, MDPI and the Journal Molecules organized the 25th webinar on Molecules, entitled "Methods in Food Analysis - Part 1: Current Trends", the first edition of a two-part webinar.

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar,
Prof. Dr. Marcello Locatelli, an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy at the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti–Pescara in Italy. His research activities are devoted to the development and validation of chromatographic methods for the qualitative and quantitative determination of biologically active molecules in complex matrices.

The first speaker to kick off this webinar was Prof. Dr. Halil I. Ulusoy, a Full Professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, at the Sivas Cumhuriyet University in Turkey. He has published numerous articles on cloud point extraction and solid-phase-extraction-based separation and enrichment methods for the analysis of toxic species in environmental samples and food samples. He has also researched the application of adsorption methods and the development of new materials for the removal of certain radioactive species and harmful chemicals. His presentation was entitled "Easy Applicable Solid Phase Extraction Approaches for Drug Residues in Food Samples".

The second presentation with the title "Nanonutraceuticals: a new challenge for supplementary food" was held by Dr. Maria Chiara Cristiano. Her research focuses on the preparation, characterization, and in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo evaluation of innovative drug delivery systems, primarily for topical application. Moreover, Dr. Cristiano has demonstrated expertise in rheology analysis of materials in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food fields. She is a Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine at the University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro in Italy.

Prof. Dr. Imran Ali Yan from the Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India was the last speaker and his presentation was entitled "Role of nano chromatography in food analysis". Prof. Ali is a world-recognized academic and researcher and he was identified as a Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science in 2020. He is globally recognized due to his great contribution to separation science, especially regarding chiral separations and water treatment using nanomaterials.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Molecules, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.



Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CET

Chair Prof. Dr. Marcello Locatelli

Chair Introduction

5:00 - 5:20 pm

Prof. Dr. Halil I. Ulusoy

Easy Applicable Solid Phase Extraction Approaches for Drug Residues in Food Samples

5:20 - 5:45 pm

Dr. Maria Chiara Cristiano

Nanonutraceuticals: a new challenge for supplementary food

5:45 - 6:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Imran Ali

Role of nano chromatography in food analysis

6:10 - 6:35 pm

Q&A Session

6:35 – 7:00 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair Prof. Dr. Marcello Locatelli

7:00 - 7:05 pm

Relevant SI

Methods in Food Analysis
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Clinio Locatelli, Prof. Dr. Dora Melucci & Prof. Dr. Marcello Locatelli
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022

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