Laboratory training "Determination of Residues of Hormones and Hormonally Active Substances in Animal Matrices"

24.09.2018 - 28.09.2018

What does the AGES Laboratory training course on the analysis of hormonal residues offer participants?


This five-day intensive course is held at the AGES National Reference Laboratory at the Institute for Food Safety in Vienna. Its objective is to teach the analysis of residues of hormones and hormonally active substances, ranging from samples to test reports using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. You will gain knowledge about the relevant legal principles and framework for validation of the analytical methods, quality assurance as well as the assessment and evaluation of results. Each participant will carry out the relevant procedures on real samples under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory.

Lab training target group:

This laboratory course provides scientific and regulatory-based, theoretical and practical knowledge in the testing for hormonal residues for analysts, heads of laboratories, experts and expert witnesses in quality management, research and consulting of food manufacturers and inspection bodies, as well as interested parties.

Please register until 1st September 2018 the latest by using the "registration form" button (creates email to organisers).
Contact for event:
AGES Academy course management:
Ms. Dagmar Vock
Telephone: +43 50 555-25201
Fax: +43 50 555-25209
Location: AGES – Institute for Food Safety Vienna
National Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Drugs and Hormones
Spargelfeldstraße 191
A-1220 Vienna
Category: Laboratory training

Entry: 11.600 EUR (+20% VAT)


•    Analysis of residues of hormones and hormonally active substances in animal-based matrices, illustrated by using selected methods
•    Hormones and hormonally active substances, as well as their metabolites as potential residues
•    Validation of analytical methods in line with EU criteria (Commission Decision 2002/657/EC)
•    Requirements for screening and validation methods in line with Commission Decision 2002/657/EC
•    Overview over the legal framework within the EU
•    Sample receipt and management; sample registration via database system
•    Laboratory infrastructure – room, equipment
•    Laboratory staff qualifications
•    Quality management, proficiency tests
•    Reporting
•    Discussing the specific requirements of the participants


Georg MAYERHOFER, Dr. (Head of the Department for Veterinary Drugs, Hormones and Contaminates)
Johann BURGER, MSc (Head of the Group Hormones and Banned Veterinary Drugs)
Martin BRANDTNER, Dr. (Head of the Group Veterinary Drugs)