ISEAC-41, 20-24 November 2023, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Interdisciplinary approaches to address current and future challenges in food and environmental analysis        

The 41st International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring, ISEAC-41, will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 20-24 November 2023. We would like to warmly welcome you to continue with us the conference series under the umbrella of the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC).

The conference focuses on innovations in analytical techniques covering the environment-food continuum. After a period of pandemic-related absence, ISEAC-41 will provide a great platform to highlight the latest scientific and technological achievements, exchange of out-of-the-box ideas, meet with vendors and discover the latest analytical developments, strengthen existing collaborations and, last but not least, expand your scientific network and initiate new scientific adventures.

Sustainability and planetary boundaries have made their appearance in the public debate, and integrated solutions for a better living environment and a healthy life are needed now more than ever. At ISEAC-41, challenges in both environmental and food monitoring and analysis will be addressed, and trends and future perspectives will be demonstrated.

In the environment-food continuum, we propose the following topics for the conference:

  • persistent/mobile/toxic chemicals
  • metabolites and transformation products
  • QA/QC and Certified Reference Materials
  • risk assessment and modeling
  • micro/nanoplastics analysis
  • elemental analysis and speciation
  • natural toxins, food supplements and processing contaminants
  • food fraud
  • food contact materials
  • source identification
  • advances in wastewater-based epidemiology will also be included
  • innovations in suspect/nontarget screening
  • big data processing and evaluation
  • use of in vitro assays for mixture assessment
  • effect-directed analysis
  • sensor and lab-to-the-sample/field solutions

The daily conference program includes renowned keynote speakers that will provide exciting insights into their groundbreaking work, while at the same time special attention will be given to young scientists, providing them with a platform to share their findings and discuss ways forward. Poster sessions will be organized and will provide an excellent opportunity to get inspired, foster collaborations and discuss burning questions. Continuous vendor shows give the opportunity to connect to a great selection of companies, big and small, providing the latest laboratory equipment and solutions.

ISEAC41 will be largely paperless. This means that we save paper and at the same time make a contribution to our environment. Thus, we will do without a printed abstract volume. All information needed for the conference will be available for participants via a mobile-app (provided by eventool). Therefore, a toll-free access to wireless local area network (WLAN) will be provided by the organizer during the conference. The link for the download will be sent to the registered participants one week before the start of the conference.

The conference venue is the Novotel Hotel, well connected to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam Zuid international train stations and, of course, to Amsterdam’s city center. In between sessions, participants will easily find their way to the city center of Amsterdam for further explorations into art, culture and food in a relaxing environment.

And obviously, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city of Amsterdam!

We hope to welcome you soon in Amsterdam, for an inspiring and exciting conference in a friendly and open atmosphere in one of the most beautiful European capitals!

Estimated timeline:

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 July 2023

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2023

Final programme: 15 October 2023

International Scientific Committee for ISEAC 41

Gaud Dervilly-PinelOniris-Nantes
Lutz AhrensSwedish Agricultural University
Nestor EtxebarriaUniversity of the Basque Country 
Lubertus BijlsmaUniversity Jaume I
Barbara Kasprzyk-HordernUniversity of Bath
Pawel RostkowskiNILU
Martin HansenAarhus University
Ester PapaUniversity of Insubria
Jana PulkrabovaUCT Prague
Jens SlothDTU, Denmark
Hans-Gerd JanssenUnilever
Chiara Dall’astaUniversità di Parma
Tito QuintanaUni Santiago de Compostela
Sam NugenCornell University
Montserrat FilellaUniversity of Geneva
Anneli KruveStockholm University
Amadeo Fernandez-AlbaUniversity Almeria