A two-hour excursion was organised on Wednesday 16 October 2019.
The excursion included a visit to the newly opened Biological Sciences Building, which houses the Institute for Global Food Security. The 12,000 sqm building was constructed at a cost of € 50 M for over 300 researchers.
One of the centre pieces of the institute is its analytical facility which contains multiple mass spectrometry platforms, sensor technologies and Europe’s first Cold Plasma Research Centre. A range of hands-on demonstration will be held to show how rapid, low cost decontamination of feeds and food can be performed using cold plasma technologies, as well as demonstrations across a range of technology platforms to undertake targeted and untargeted analysis for food safety and food fraud measurements.
The excursion was facilitated by the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast, the top ranked research cluster in the UK in agriculture, food and veterinary sciences. WMFmeetsIUPAC would like to acknowledge the help from the staff within the institute for organising the excursion.