Following the success of previous 19th International workshops on LC-MS/MS in environmental analysis and food safety (Barcelona 2005, Barcelona 2006, Guelph, Ontario 2007, Barcelona 2008,Toronto2009, Barcelona 2010, Buffalo 2011,Barcelona 2012, Toronto 2013, Barcelona2014, Burlington, 2015, Barcelona 2014,Buffalo 2017, Barcelona 2018, Miami Beach2019, Barcelona 2020-virtual  and Ottawa-2021 virtual),Barcelona 2022 and Buffalo 2023) we are presenting here the 20th International workshop on emerging high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), as well as on LC-MS/MS applications  in environmental analysis and food safety. The conference is planned to be IN PERSON.

The main objectives of the workshop is to evaluate practical aspects of the usefulness of high resolution mass spectrometry and tandem mass spectrometric techniques for screening and quantitation of organic contaminants in the environmental and food samples. The following practical aspects and state of the art applications will be discussed:

– Advances in HRMS instrumentation and their applicability in environmental analysis and food authenticity

–Non Target Analysis (NTA) and Bioinformatics applied to environmental  and food  samples

–Advanced Wastewater Based Epidemiology (WBE) for  public health

– Large number of applications in environmental analysis  and food authenticity such as  water and soil/ sediment, biota and food, like fruits and vegetables, juices and meat including green methods

This workshop is intended to be an informal venue that encourages an exchange of the latest information and ideas among scientists from academia, governmental agencies and industry. In a similar way as last years the workshop is jointly organized by  IDAEA- CSIC  (Barcelona, Spain),  in collaboration with CTA-RSEQ, PSIPW and the University of Almeria.

A  virtual special issue (VSI) in Methods Elsevier) is planned. Authors interested to submit a contribution to this VSI please contact the conference chair. Deadline for submission of papers is December 1, 2024.

We are waiting for you on 7-8 October, 2024!

Damià Barcelo
IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, Chair of the Scientific Committee