EFASIG2019 meeting was held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  Dr David Megson, Department of Chemistry and Environment Forensics, is the local organiser.  

The themes were threaded through the sessions of the meeting:

  • Environmental Forensics
  • Non-targeted Analysis
  • General applications
    • Environmental Matrix Analysis.
    • Chemical Contaminant Migration into Food.

The keynote speakers were:

  • Dr Steve Mudge, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, and Chair of the International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF).)

Defining chemical signatures - is more always better? 

  • Dr Leon Peters, University of Birmingham

Multi Residue High Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) Methods for the determination of Ultra-Trace level GC Amenable Environmental Contaminants: Temporal Relationships Revealed in Dated UK Freshwater Sediment Cores

EFASIG2019 Scientific Final Programme, July 17, 2019

John Dalton Building, MMU, Chester Street, Manchester

09.30 - 10.00 Registration & Coffee

Session 1A. Mass Spectrometry in Environmental  Forensics

10.00 Keynote 1

Dr Steve Mudge, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, and Chair of the International Network of Environmental

Forensics (INEF)   

General title: Non-targeted Analysis

10.30 Dr Robert Bradshaw, Lecturer in Analytical Science, Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Biomolecular

Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

Food contamination from plastic packaging

10.50 Scott Campbell, Spectral Works, Runcorn

Automated comparison of Coffee Samples by GC-MS using AnalyzerPro®

11.10 Coffee break

Session 1B Fingerprinting, Compound Identification and Non-targeted Analysis

11.30 Rhys Jones, Senior Research Scientist, Waters Corporation

Use of Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionisation Gas Chromatography for Compound Identification

11.50 Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay, Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, University of Glasgow

Non-targeted analysis of organic contaminants in complex environmental matrices: from sampling to data integration

12.10 Dr Sean Comber, Reader in Environmental Chemistry, Plymouth University

Fingerprinting of pharmaceuticals in order to identify potential sources within a polluted river system

12.30 Lunch,Posters and Exhibition

Exhibitors: ATG Scientific, Bruker Daltonics, Cole Parmer, KRSS, Leco UK, Mass Tech Solutions, Shimadzu, Thermofisher Scientific, Waters Corporation

Session 2A Food & Environmental Analysis and Non-targeted Analysis

14.00 Keynote 2

Dr Leon Peters, University of Birmingham

Multi Residue High Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) Methods for the determination of Ultra-Trace level GC Amenable Environmental Contaminants: Temporal Relationships Revealed in Dated UK Freshwater Sediment Cores

14,30 Dr Bob Galvin, Bruker Daltonics, Coventry

Combination of targeted and non-targeted workflows for the identification of pollutants in river water using passive sampling method

14.50 Dr Ashley Sage, AB Sciex, Warrington,

Robust and sensitive method for the direct analysis of polar pesticides in food and environmental samples by LC-MS/MS

15.10 Alan Griffiths, Leco Instruments UK, Hazel Grove

Utilising GCxGC to Increase Analyte Identification and Confidence in Non-Target Analysis

15.30 Tea break

Session 2B Environmental Analysis including Software and Automation

15.50 Dr Neville Llewellyn, Thermo Fisher Scientific

The role of the Orbitrap and Triple-Quad in Quantitative and Qualitative environmental and food analysis: Overview of solutions EU Water Framework Directive (WFD); Forensic data-mining using Compound Discoverer; and rapid semi/quantitative analysis using PaperSpray.

16.10 Dr Mark Barrow, University of Warwick

KairosMS: Processing of hyphenated ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry data

16.30 Dr Kathy Ridway, Anatune, Cambridge

Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DiLLME) for both target and non-target analysis for Food and Environmental matrices

16.50

Prof Mike Burrell, Sheffield University ; Advion, Nottingham

Mobile Mass Spectrometry - A Comparison of Lab and Field Based Results

17.10 

Dr Raymond Wong, Shimadzhu, Milton Keynes

Determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in plant material using SFC-MS/MS

17.30 Closing Remarks Dr David Megson, MMU

The organisers wish to thank the presenters, exhibitors and delegates for their participation and support.

A report to the BMSS has submitted and uploaded, click on EFASIG2019 report