Following the success of previous 17 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) we are presenting here the 18th 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

Green Analytical Chemistry using HRMS and/or LC/MS-MS applied to environmental and food analysis

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

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) and  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research (Girona, Spain) ,  in collaboration with the Spanish Society for Mass Spectrometry (SEEM).

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, 2022.

We are waiting for you on 10 – 11 October, 2022!

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


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