Workshop "Smart systems for food industry"

November 15th, 2013  – Workshop “Smart systems for food industry” (Room “Stringa”)


The tremendous development of microsystems, sensing technologies and biochemistry are paving the way to opportunities to improve quality and safety of agrofood produce and food.

The workshop aims to present and discuss recent advancement in technologies and perspective for their use in agrofood industry. The workshop is organised in the framework of the EU project “SYMPHONY” in collaboration with the best EU ongoing project on this field to bring together scientists and create a research network to share achievement, experience and approaches.


8.30 – 8.50 Workshop introduction (Dr. Leandro Lorenzelli, FBK)

Session 1: Microtechnologies for food – Chair: Dr. Andrea Adami

8.50 – 9.10 “Silicon nanophotonics for biosensing” (Prof. Lorenzo Pavesi, Department of Physics, University of Trento Italy)

9.10 – 9.30 “Optofluidics – Integrating optical sensors with fluidics” (Dr. Erik Schreuder, LioniX BV.)

9.30 – 9.50 “Microfluidics for food related applications” (Dr. Tim Ryan, Epigem Ltd.)

9.50 - 10.10 “Biofunctional surfaces for sensing” (Dr. Anatol Krozer, Acreo AB; Dr. Cecilia Pederzolli, FBK)

10:10 – 10:30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

Session 2: The European research on systems and methods for food - Chair: Dr. Leandro Lorenzelli

10.30 – 10.45 “Microtechnology for pathogen detection in milk and the IM-Milk project” (Dr.  A. Mortari, FBK)

10.45 – 11.00 “The LOOVEFOOD Project” (Prof. Electra Gizeli, Dr. Maria Gianneli, Univ. of Crete, Dept. of Biology & IMBB, FORTH)

11.00 – 11.15 “Monolithic optoelectronic platform for label-free multi-analyte biosensing: application in milk adulteration” (Dr. Ioannis Rapis, Department of Microelectronics,  NCSR 'Demokritos')

11.15 – 11.30 “BIOFOS: an advanced biophotonic platform for food analysis” (Prof. Ioanna Zergioti, Dr. Christos Kouloumentas, National Technical University of Athens)

11.30 – 11.45 “FoodMicroSystems Roadmapping Project” (Patric Salomon, enablingMNT GmbH)

11.45 – 12.00 “Overview of Tecnoalimenti activities” (Dr. Raffaello Prugger, Tecnoalimenti, IT)

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion and wrap up

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