Dear Sir, Madam and colleague,


On behalf of Sciensano and Imeko TC 23 we cordially invite you to the fourth international conference on Metrology in Food and Nutrition. The symposium will be organised at Sciensano, Tervuren, Belgium, on 16-18 September 2019.

We cannot imagine a modern society without metrology. Industry, science and justice rely on the correctness of results and data they are using. Novel technologies and emerging concerns put new challenges for metrologists in terms of standardisation and harmonisation and to assess the uncertainties of their data. Furthermore, there is an increasing need of data and knowledge sharing, strengthening the application of the FAIR data principle. The fourth Imekofoods conference will address metrological issues in measurement and data in food quality, food integrity, food safety and nutrition, with emphasis on new technologies. In addition to technical and poster sessions, useful scientific discussions and workshops dedicated to specific initiatives may encourage new and strengthen existing collaborations.

You will find the conference flyer here. Participants are invited to contribute to the conference by presenting an oral or poster presentation covering metrology related issues in Food and Nutrition. Topics may include but are not limited to:

·        Food quality

·        Food composition

·        Food Safety (trace elements, speciation, environmental- and processing contaminants, toxins, pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, …)

·        Food integrity, adulteration, authenticity and fraud

·        Food Omics

·        Food microbiology

·        Natural and bioactive compounds

·        Dietary supplements, nutraceuticals

·        GMO

·        Sequencing and NGS

·        Nanomaterials

·        Food packaging and food contact materials

·        Food Processing

·        Nutrition

·        Nutritional Epidemiology

·        Food consumption, Bioavailability

·        Dietary intake, Risk assessment

·        Quality assurance, Reference Materials, Proficiency Testing, Measurement Uncertainty

·        Metrology & metrological traceability

·        Accreditation and Standardisation


Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 1st May 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1st June 2019


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