About RAFA


On behalf of the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands), we are delighted to invite all food scientists from academia and industry and representatives of national and international agencies, control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories to attend the 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2019).

In line with the concept of previous events, RAFA 2019 will provide an overview of contemporary trends in ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discuss CHALLENGES / NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCTS ANALYSIS. Following RECENT & EMERGING ISSUES will be addressed within the RAFA 2019 sessions:

  • Mycotoxins, marine and plant toxins
  • Migrants from food contact materials
  • Processing contaminants
  • Pesticide & veterinary drug residues
  • Industrial contaminants
  • Allergens, antinutrients
  • Metals & metalloids & speciation
  • Healthy nutrients & vitamins
  • Flavour significant compounds
  • QA/QC & Chemometrics & Big data handling
  • Authenticity & food fraud
  • Omics in food analysis
  • Food forensics
  • Microplastics in food
  • Novel food bioactives & supplements
  • Organic crops & foodstuffs
  • Human biomonitoring
  • Portable on-site food analysis


The organizers of the 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis promise to prepare a balanced programme including oral presentations by young scientists, satellite workshops, interactive and vendor seminars and nice social events.

We are looking forward to meeting you again in beautiful Prague!

As long as, you are willing to join us, please mark RAFA 2019 in your calendar.
Prof. Jana Hajslova & Prof. Michel Nielen, conference chairs

RAFA 2017 in numbers

November 7-10, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

750

Participants

138

Lectures

465

Posters

53

Exhibitors, Sponsors, Media partners

Keynote speakers

Dr. Elke Anklam

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Dr. Elke Anklam

Prof. Michel Nielen

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Prof. Michel Nielen

Prof. Jana Hajslova

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Prof. Jana Hajslova

Prof. Chiara Dall'Asta

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Prof. Chiara Dall'Asta

Dr. Carsten Fauhl-Hassek

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Dr. Carsten Fauhl-Hassek

Prof.Rudolf Krska

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Prof. Rudolf Krska

Prof. Michael Rychlik

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Prof.Michael Rychlik

Dr. Michele Suman

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Dr. Michele Suman

Prof. Yongning Wu

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Prof. Yongning Wu

Prof. Christopher Elliott

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Prof. Christopher Elliott

Prof. Saskia van Ruth

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Prof. Saskia van Ruth

Prof. Bruno Le Bizec

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Prof. Bruno Le Bizec

Prof. Thomas Knepper

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Prof. Thomas Knepper

Dr. Kristian Holst Laursen

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Dr. Kristian Holst Laursen

Dr. Claudia Zoani

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Dr. Claudia Zoani

Dr. Jeroen Jansen

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Dr. Jeroen Jansen

Prof. Paul Brereton

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Prof. Paul Brereton

Prof. Adrian Covaci

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Prof. Adrian Covaci

Dr. Frans Verstraete

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Dr. Frans Verstraete

Prof. Hendrik Emons

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Prof. Hendrik Emons