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ISO-FOOD Hg Training Course

From 25th to 27th November 2015, we will organize the ISO-FOOD Hg Training Course “Quality assurance for Hg measurements in food and environmental samples” at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Reactor center, Ljubljana, Slovenia. No participation fee is required. Travel and subsistence costs are not covered.

Registration opens on 28th May and closes on 17th July 2015!

Please register via erachair@isofood.eu. For further information contact us at erachair@isofood.eu.

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Presentations of the IsoFood Hg Training Course

The ISO-FOOD Hg Training Course “Quality assurance for Hg measurements in food and environmental samples” was organized from 25th to 27th November 2015, in Reactor Centre, Podgorica, Brinje 40, SI-1262 Dol pri Ljubljani. The photos from the training course are available in the following gallery. 

Objectives

Mercury is a very hazardous substance for human health and the environment. The European legislation requires that adequate information on the presence of this element is obtained, but measuring reliably Hg contents, the Hg speciation or the Hg isotopic signature in food and environmental samples is challenging. This training course aims to provide you with the skills required to produce quality assured data.

Topics

#1 Traceability and use of CRM and RM

#2 Single laboratory validation

#3 Internal quality control

#4 Inter-laboratory comparisons

#5 Uncertainty evaluation

Experience based learning

Both theory and practice will be combined throughout the course to give you the opportunity to put the concepts learned into practice. You are encouraged to bring your own specific case studies/problems, so we can tailor the course to your specific needs.

Participants profile

The course is designed for early stage researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral level) and application scientists, i.e. from the National Reference Laboratories and the Official Control Laboratories from the EU network on ‘heavy metals’ in food and feed. A working knowledge of English is essential (written and spoken). You are requested to familiarise yourself with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Summer schools

Four thematic Summer Schools will be organized for undergraduate and graduate students.

The students will spend a week in the laboratories of one or more of the participating Departments and will get acquainted with some novel analytical methods and techniques and will get the opportunity for practical work in the laboratory. Schools will be organized by the senior research staff of the Jožef Stefan Institute.

Four summer schools will be organized:

  1. Radiochemical analysis of food (2015)
  2. Authentication of food products by isotope and elemental fingerprinting (2016)
  3. Element speciation in food analysis (2017)
  4. Nanoparticles in foodstuffs (2018)

Calls for participants will be published about 6 months before the courses will begin.

IsoFood Hg Training

From 25th to 27th November 2015, we will organize the Training Course “Quality assurance for Hg measurements in food and environmental samples” at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Reactor center, Ljubljana, Slovenia. No participation fee is required. Travel and subsistence costs are not covered.

IsoFood Hg Training Draft Programme

To register, please send an email to erachair@isofood.eu with “QA for Hg measurements” as Subject (no content). For further information contact us at erachair@isofood.eu.

Open Days

The open day at the “Jozef Stefan” Institute is part of “Stefan’s days” that are organized every year in late March to celebrate the anniversary of Jožef Stefan’s birth. ISO-FOOD takes  opportunity to open its doors to visitors – y ou are invited to visit our ISO-FOOD stand and our labs during guided tours at the Reactor centre in Podgorica and at the Institute’s main facility in Ljubljana . For details please follow the instructions at the Institiutes’ web page (link na: www.ijs.si).

Visitors are invited to gather every full hour (at 9h, 10h, 11h, 12h and 13h) in front of the main entrance (Jamova 39) to join a one hour guided tour. The programmes are: substance, robotics, bio-chemo-physics, information technology and the environment.
Visitors can also attend a one hour “School of experimental chemistry” workshop, where visitors will have the chance to participate in experiments.

Every full hour from 10 am to 1 pm there will be organized transport (departure from Jamova 39) to the Reactor Centre – JSI unit in Podgorica, where visitors will be able to see one of the Slovenian accelerators, the laboratories of the Department of Environmental Sciences, an exhibition on nuclear technology and the Triga nuclear research reactor.