7th Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop

May 5th to 8th, 2019

Foz do Iguazu, Brazil

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Pre-Workshop Courses

Throughout LAPRW 2019 there will be simultaneous translation English/Spanish and Spanish/English

However, there will NOT be simultaneous translation during pre and post workshop courses

May 5th, 2019

Course 1 (Only in English)

9:00 - 12:25

The Use of Biobed Systems for the Depuration of Wastewaters from Fruit-Packaging Industry and other Agricultural Industries

Biobeds -  key elements of these systems

Criteria and tests to select components of the biobed packing material

Criteria and tests to optimize hydraulic load and intensity of load

How to construct and operate biobeds - tips for design and operation

How to handle the biobed treated effluent and the spent biobed packing material

Optimization of performance - bioaugmentation, microbiology of biobed systems

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Karpouzas

(University of Thessaly, Greece)

Professor in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly

Director of the Laboratory of Plant and Environmental Biotechnology

His main focus is to study the interactions of pesticides with soil microorganisms (rapid microbial degradation of pesticides; development and implementation of biopurification systems for effluent treatment; evaluation of pesticides ecotoxicity in soil microorganisms, etc)

Associate editor of the Biodegradation and Frontiers in Microbiology Journals and member of the SETAC Pesticide Microbiology Group, the IUPAC Subcommittee on Crop Protection Chemistry, the National Committee on Plant Protection Products and the Hellenic Scientific Society of Microbiocosmos

He coordinated several projects funded by the European Commission, Greek national funding bodies and industrial partners

Author of more than 100 articles, 2 book chapters and 1 book publisher

Course 2 (English/Spanish)

13:30 - 17:30

Development in Mass Spectrometric Techniques for Pesticide Residue Analysis

Low and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) Platforms for pesticide residue analysis

"New" chromatographic systems for coupling to HRMS

Applications for the analysis of complex matrices

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Amadeo Fernandez-Alba

(European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables, Spain)

Since 2006 he is Director of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables at the University of Almeria, Spain

Member of the Spanish Association for Standardization and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

Vice-president of the Evaluation of Education and Environmental Protection

Member of the Committee of the Spanish Society of Mass Spectrometry

Participant in the coordination of the Analytical Quality Control Guidelines, DG SANTE

Involved in more than 300 scientific publications, 326 posters presentation, 60 oral communications mainly focus in the analysis of pesticide residues by mass spectrometry techniques

Author/co-author of 17 book chapters and editor of 6 books about control of organic contaminants, quality control and environment

Speaker: Dr. Carmen Ferrer Amate

(European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables, Spain)

Doctor in Analytical Chemistry (University of Almería, Spain)

Since February 2004 works as researcher in the research group “Pesticides Residues”, under direction of Prof. Amadeo Rodríguez Fernández-Alba. Since 2006 the laboratory is appointed as “EU Reference Laboratory for pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables” (EURL-FV)

Main research lines are related to development, validation and implementation of analytical methods based on mass spectrometry for the determination of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables (with advanced analytical techniques)

Since 2012, she is involved in the organization and evaluation of the EU Proficiency tests on fruits and vegetables (EUPT-FV) and in other activities related to the reference laboratory (organization of training courses and workshops, etc)


Workshop on Quality Assurance and Quality Control Measures in Food Testing Laboratories

Food contaminants analysis and sample preparation alternatives

Quality assurance/quality control measures for the development of analytical methods

Gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, high resolution and accurate mass instrumentation

Current international guidelines/regulations for consumer protection and international trade

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