Following the success of previous 15 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, Barcelona 2014, Burlington, 2015, Barcelona 2014, Buffalo 2017, Barcelona 2018, Miami Beach 2019) we are presenting here the 16th International workshop with slightly modified orientation. This 16th workshop will focus on emerging high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), as well as on LC-MS/MS applications in environmental analysis and food safety,

The main objective of the workshop is to evaluate practical aspects of the usefulness of highresolution 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 and food analysis.

-Advantages, comparison and complementarities of advanced MS instruments (tandem and hybrid) in the quantitative and qualitative determination of complex environmental and food samples.

-Advanced sample preparation technologies for food and environmental analysis including on-line pre-column technology coupled to LC/tandem MS.

-Large number of applications in environmental analysis, basically water and soil/ sediment, biota and food, like fruits and vegetables, juices and meat.

-Broad range of contaminants and their degradates.

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 CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Barcelona, Spain), ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Studies, and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Barcelona, Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish Society for Mass Spectrometry (SEEM).

We are waiting for you in Barcelona!

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

Mehran Alaee
National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Canada, Co-chair of the Scientific Committee

 Mira Petrovic
 ICRA, Girona, Spain, Co-chair of the Scientific Committee


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