The RAFA 2017 Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the offer for 5 travel grants to PhD students and early stage researchers (age limit 35 years) to attend the 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2017).

Two criteria will be considered for evaluation:
(i) high scientific quality of the contribution submitted either for poster and / or oral/young scientists´ oral presentation,
(ii) country of origin (mainly non-EU residents are supported).

For the successful applicants registration fee will be waived and travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed up to the amount of € 350 upon submission of a travel and accommodation expense claim after the conference.

To be considered, please send your CV and abstract of intended poster / lecture until June 15, 2017 to the e-mail address RAFA2017@vscht.cz, with the e-mail subject “Application for students travel grant – first name last name.

Notification of applications´ evaluation will be available on July 10, 2017.

RAFA 2017 travel grant awards

Overview of a Novel LC-MS/MS Method for the Determination of Sulfite in Food and Beverages: Development, Validation, and Investigation of Problematic Matrices
Katherine Carlos
, US FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, United States of America

Development of Label-Free Electrochemical Sensors based on Screen Printed Electrodes for Bioactive Compounds Monitoring in Plant Extracts
Melinda David
, Faculty of Medicine,Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania

Towards an untargeted foodomics approach for food chemical safety assessment
Grégoire Delaporte
, UMR Ingénierie Procédés Aliments, AgroParisTech, Inra, Université Paris-Saclay, Massy, France

Metabolomics for Alternaria Toxins as a Tool for Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins
Marina Gotthardt
, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry, Freising, Germany

Untargeted lipidomics to decipher fumonisins accumulation in maize
Laura Righetti
, Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Authenticity assessment of apple and strawberry key aroma compounds with gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS) analysis
Lidija Strojnik
, Jožef Stefan Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia