ASSET 2014

Builidng on the success of ASSET 2011, 'The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will hold the 2nd Food Integrity and Traceability Conference (ASSET 2014) during 8 - 10 April 2014.  For preliminary information please visit the conference website -  ASSET 2014 Food Integrity and Tracability Conference



Safefood Networks Biotoxins Conference

The Biotoxins in food safefood networks held a one day conference on the 29th November 2012 themed around ‘Mycotoxins and plant toxins: Emerging threats and their impact on feed and food safety’ at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast.

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Chemical Residues in Food Networks Annual Conference.

The Chemical Residues in food safefood networks held a one day Conference on the 21st February 2012 themed around ‘Anthelmintics: Emerging Issues with Drug Residues and Drug Resistance' at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin.

This Conference will bring together researchers, industry and regulators from the aquaculture sector across the Island of Ireland to discuss key topics of interest and concern relating to the impact of emerging issues in relation to anthelmintics.  Key topics include:

  • Montioring of residues
  • Anthelmintic resistance
  • Drug developments and vaccines

Further information regarding registration and submission of abstracts please click here.


Biotoxin and Chemical Residues in Food Networks Annual Technical Workshop

'Warning Systems: Emerging Technologies in Early Detection of Chemical Risks'

The safefood Networks not only aim to bring together members of the industry, government / regulatory bodies and the research community to encourage information exchange, but also aim to provide training in state-of-the-art technologies which can be utilised within the food supply chain.

A technical workshop for the detection of biotoxins and chemical residues in food will be held at Queens University, Belfast on 1st June 2011. This workshop will cover a range of techniques including immunological methods, spectroscopic techniques and ‘omics’. The workshop will include theoretical and practical sessions, along with examples of relevant applications for the aquaculture industry.

Information regarding registration will be coming soon.


Rescheduled Irish Society of Toxicology and ASSET Conference

ASSET and the Irish Society of Toxicology had proposed to hold an event in 2009 on the area of dioxins.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, this had to be cancelled, but ASSET are pleased to announce that a new date has been finalised.  Details as follows:

Event:  Irish Society of Toxicology and ASSET present Dioxin: Risks to the island of Ireland

Date:   Thursday 7 October 2010

Venue: Backweston Laboratory Campus, Co Kildare

To view the brochure for the event, please click here.

For more information on the Irish Society of Toxicology please click here.

Irish Society of Toxicology and ASSET to host conference.

**Please note that due to planned Industrial Trade Union action in the South of Ireland this event has been postponed.  It is now anticipated that the conference will be held in early 2010.  Details to follow.**

ASSET have teamed up with the Irish Society of Toxicology in order to host a conference on the subject of dioxins.  Details are as follows:

Event:  Irish Society of Toxicology and ASSET conference on the subject of dioxins.

Date:   Tuesday 24 November 2009 - postponed.  New date and venue to be confirmed.

Venue: Backweston, County Kildare, Ireland.

For details of the event, please click here.

For further information regarding the Irish Society of Toxicology please click here.

Final TRACE Conference

The European Project, TRACE 'Tracing Food Commodities in Europe' is holding its final conference in December.  Details as follows:

Title:    How to trace the origin of food
Date:    2 - 3 December 2009
Venue:  Autoworld Brussels, Belgium

To view more information on this event, please click here. 

Deadline for registration: 1 November 2009.  To register please click here.

The Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use are holding a Food Event on Tuesday 29 September 2009.  Entitled Food Safety, Traceability and Authenticity: Opportunities and Challenges for the Agri-Food Industries, the aim of this one day conference will be to give an overview of the global importance of food safety and traceability and to demonstrate to Industry what research is being carried out at the University.  Representatives from the Project will be partaking in this event and presenting ASSET's research activities to date - outlining the aim of the Project and what has been achieved so far.

To read an article about this event, please click here.

To view the presentations given at this event, please use the links below:

Introduction to Agri-Food Teaching and Research at Queen's

Global Issues of Food Traceability and Authenticity

Formation of ASSET Research Centre

Supply Chain Management in the Agri-Food Industry

Traceability - Practical Aspects for Agri-Food Processing

Food versus Energy

Knowledge Exploitation Unit

Research and Development Support Mechanisms

To view the latest events being organised within Research Projects in the food area, and being supported by the European Commission, please click here.  Information includes latest publications, conferences and media coverage.