Safety in what we eat is of prime concern in an aware society globally. With shrinkage in the cultivable area, the pressure to feed the hunger heads is at its pinnacle. The research and development in agriculture and food resources are facing a paradigm shift from the era of “field to fork” to “canned, processed and preserved food”. Genetically modified foods are finding space on the menu. The health sector has its own apprehension about the rising cases of food-born allergies and hazards. High demand and low supply threaten the market with the prevalence of spurious and unacceptable food ingredients in the food chain.
The science of omics has contributed tremendously in ensuring the quality and safety associated with food. Food safety laboratories have witnessed an accelerated shift from traditional biochemical and microbiological methods to Mass spectrometry-based methods to measure and identify the analyte with better sensitivity, specificity, and reliability. The packaging material science has been greatly benefited by mass spectrometry. The international market for food has seen the herald of adopting stringent measures to ensure quality during import and export which are profoundly benefiting from Omics.
Mass spectrometry has proven to be a promising alternative to commonly employed antibody-based assays owing to its ability to quantify multiple proteins/metabolites in complex matrices with high sensitivity. ICPBHF-2019 will discuss the targeted quantitation MS workflow for the compositional ingredients/adulterants/contaminants in food matrices of diverse kinds. Pioneering experts will share their knowledge on selected reaction monitoring (SRM), Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM), Parallel Reaction Monitoring (PRM), etc. With a variety of food samples around us, it will be a great opportunity to learn the art of sample preparation workflow and MS instrumentation in targeted quantitation. The conference expects enlightening talks from a wide genre of specialists engaged in the plant, animal, and marine-based food research. NDRI has its own series of stories to tell you on buffalo cloning, milk products, and milkomics. As host institute, we would love to know about you and your research looking forward to future collaboration.