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ISO-FOOD Summer School Radionuclides in food

From 6th to 10th June 2016, we will organize the ISO-FOOD Summer School Radionuclides in food at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Reactor center, Ljubljana, Slovenia. No participation fee is required. Travel and subsistence costs are not covered.

Registration opens on 22th February and closes on 6th May 2016!

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


We have reserved rooms for our guests to book at the M-Hotel.

To book one of these rooms  please click here to complete the form and send to anja.novak@m-hotel.si.


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ISO-FOOD Summer School Radionuclides in food Programme

Presentations of the ISO-FOOD Summer School



Determining the activity concentration of particular radionuclides in food and water is important to be able to study the cumulative radiation effects on human health, since the dose coefficients are always related to specific radionuclides. European legislation requires that member states obtain information about activity concentrations of radionuclides in food, feed and water. This summer school aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out these tasks.


#1 Legislation

#2 Analytical techniques for determination of natural and man-made radionuclides

#3 Separation procedures

#4 Interpretation of results

#5 Statistics

#6 Uncertainty estimation

#7 Traceability and use of reference materials

#8 Interlaboratory comparison

Experience based learning

Both theory and practice will be combined throughout the course to give participants the opportunity to put the concepts learned into practice. Participants are encouraged to bring their own specific case studies/problems. Throughout the school participants work in small teams.

Participants profile

The summer school is designed for researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral level) and application scientist i.e. from the National Reference Laboratories and the Control Laboratories. A working knowledge of English is essential. Participants are requested to familiarise themselves with the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

Renovated spaces at the O2 department

The renovated space at the department O2 will facilitate work, help to increase the work quality, and improve working conditions in ISO-FOOD project. More information about the renovated space at the Jožef Stefan Institute can be found in the interview given by the head of department O2, prof. Milena Horvat, for RTV SLO, http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/prispevki-in-izjave-prvi-dnevnik/174376540, and in the brochure.

POS tagging-probability weighted method for matching the Internet recipe ingredients with food composition data

Our PhD student Tome Eftimov presented the paper “POS tagging-probability weighted method for matching the Internet recipe ingredients with food composition data” on the 7th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, which was part from the 7th International Join Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management , Lisbon, Portugal.

Stakeholder Events

Communication and collaboration with stakeholders is of paramount importance for the ERA Chair sustainability.

ISO-FOOD will involve partners from the industry, science, policy- and decision-makers and civil society in an open dialogue to discuss the challenges of their involvement into the ISO-FOOD’s research and other activities. The goal is to bring together academics, industry, government and civil society to articulate common interests in food research and knowledge and collaborate in solving societal problems. Stakeholders will be invited to participate in shaping the ISO-FOOD research agenda and designing projects which will be relevant for the society, which shall be a contribution to the inclusive governance and decision-making.

The Stakeholder Workshop will be organised in November 2015 at the Jožef Stefan Institute. Representatives of business, academia, governmental organisations and NGOs are invited to present their views on the food quality and traceability issues, and become engaged into a stimulating discussion on the emerging topics of the food research, generating ideas and initiating collaborations. The key conclusions of the workshop will be published through a post-workshop press release.

Contact us onerachair@isofood.eu

Preliminary agenda of the Stakeholder Workshop »

Presentations of the Stakeholder Workshop »

The ERA Chair ISO-FOOD Stakeholder Workshop, “Recent Advances in Mass Spectrometry in Food, Environment and Health” was organized on 23th November 2015, in Reactor Centre, Podgorica, Brinje 40, SI-1262 Dol pri Ljubljani. The photos from the workshop are available in the following gallery. 

Intercomparison Exercises

Two ring tests with up to 10 participating European laboratories will be organised.

The goal of such exercises is to provide external assessment of the laboratories’ performance, so as to improve the quality of analytical results. The exercises will be designed, test samples prepared, measurements will be calibrated and results will be validated by the ISO-FOOD senior research staff. ISO-FOOD will also evaluate and communicate the final results. Following exercises are planned:

  • Element speciation in foodstuffs (2017)
  • Stable isotopes of C, N and O in foodstuffs (2018)