We cannot imagine a modern society without metrology. Industry, science and justice rely on the correctness of results and data they are using. Novel technologies and emerging concerns put new challenges for metrologists in terms of standardisation and harmonisation and to assess the uncertainties for their data. Furthermore, there is an increasing need of data and knowledge sharing, strengthening the application of the FAIR data principle. The fourth Imekofoods conference will address metrological issues in measurement and data in food quality, food integrity, food safety and nutrition, with emphasis on new technologies.
On behalf of Sciensano and Imeko TC 23 we cordially invite you to take part in the fourth international conference IMEKOFOODS. The symposium will be organised at the Sciensano site in Tervuren, which is located in the green long around Brussels. Sciensano is a new born federal research centre in Belgium which finds its foundation in the concept of 'One Health'.
The IMEKOFOODS 4 conference brings together scientists from academia, laboratories and industry, control authorities and representatives of national and international agencies to exchange scientific results and to discuss the latest findings in food quality, -integrity, -safety, -traceability and nutrition. The conference will offer keynote lectures, oral and poster sessions, poster awards, vendor seminars and exhibition. A social program with get-2-gether party, visit of the Africa museum, gala dinner and Farewell BBQ will be offered in the splendid premises of the Africa Museum and in the park of Tervuren.
Tervuren is the ideal place for delegates to enjoy the beautiful green surroundings of Brussels with a walking or a biking trip, to visit the Africa Museum or to visit Brussels or Leuven. Due to his central location the historical cities Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, and Liège… can be easily visited.
It would be a great pleasure to welcome you at our conference in Tervuren!
Joris Van Loco
Chair of the organizing committee
Host Institution - Sciensano
Sciensano can count on more than 700 staff members who commit themselves, day after day, to achieve our moto: « Healthy all life long ». As our name suggests, science and health are central to our mission. Sciensano’s strength and uniqueness lie within the holistic and multidisciplinary approach to health. More particularly we focus on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment ( the « one health » concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in a unique way to everybody’s health. For this, Sciensano builds on the more than 100 years of scientific expertise of the former Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA‐CERVA) and the ex‐Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV‐ISP).
Find out more about Sciensano on its website.
Organizing IMEKO TC - TC23 Metrology in Food and Nutrition
The Technical Committee 23 (TC23) of IMEKO, the International Measurement Confederation, was founded in 2006 and is dedicated to Metrology in Food and Nutrition. The aim of this important milestone is to strength the links between food consumption and Metrology to allow the spread of metrological principles and concepts into food and nutrition area by an international organization supported by a host of outstanding metrology experts.
found out more about IMEKO TC 23 on its website.
Scientific Advisory Board
|Name||Institute | company|
|Liu||Jun||National Institute of Metrology Beijing|
|Akos||Kukovecz||University of Szeged|
|Michael||Rychlik||Technical University of Munich|
|Maria||Tsimidou||Aristotle University of Thessaloniki|
|Kaoru||Yoshida||Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.|