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Premeeting Workshop & Hot Topic



Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Cereals Commerce, Processing, and Research

Organizer: Stephen Delwiche, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, U.S.A.
Sponsor: Spectroscopic Methods AMC
Financial Sponsors: Perten Instruments, Foss North America 
Scientific Initiative: Quality & Analytical Methods 
Fee: $25

This workshop will cover some of the fundamentals of NIR spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. It will also deal with the implementation and maintenance of a network, the challenges to the instrument manufacturer, the use of this technology in process control, and its ability to be used as a diagnostic tool in plant breeding, food quality, and food safety research.

  • Fundamentals of near-infrared spectroscopy—Theory and hardware. D. HONIGS, Perten Instruments, Inc., Springfield, IL, U.S.A.
  • Software and chemometrics, with application of  melamine detection by imaging. N. GALLAGHER, Eigenvector Research, Inc., Wenatchee, WA, U.S.A.
  • Establishing and managing NIR networks. R. LINDGREN, Foss, Eden Prairie, MN, U.S. A.
  • Quality control in different cereals industries process. A. DUBAT, Chopin Technologies, Marcellin Berthelot, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France
  • Imaging methods for cereal and cereal product characterization. M. WHITWORTH, Campden BRI, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • NIR spectroscopy for process monitoring and control in pharmaceutical and chemical industries.  D. DRAPCHO, Thermo Fisher, Madison, WI, U.S.A.

Hot Topic

Sustainability, Genetics, and Future Cultivars

Organizers: Anne Bridges, AACC International, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.; Ray Shillito, Seed and Traits Safety, Bayer CropScience LP, Morrisville, NC, U.S.A.
Financial Sponsor: The ILSI International Food Biotechnology Committee
Preregistration is required. 

This Hot Topic will provide an overview of current breeding technologies for grains and oil seeds, new crops, potential food benefits, and the corresponding updates in molecular detection methods to manage authentication in the food supply chain.

  • The range of modern plant breeding methods. R. STUPAR, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
  • How can we increase crop yield under real conditions to better feed the world? M. TUINSTRA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
  • New approaches to changing plant and food composition. J. PITKIN, Wheat Technology Team, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
  • Composition analysis of food derived from modern breeding technology. J. SRINIVASAN, FDA/CFSAN/OFAS/DBGNR, College Park, MD, U.S.A.
  • Identity preservation and purity in the supply chain. R. GIROUX, Quality and Regulatory, Cargill Incorporated USA, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
  • Panel Discussion.

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