Laboratory Training Analysis of Pesticides in "Plant-Based Food and Animal Feed" – Module 2

26.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

What does the AGES Laboratory Training on the analysis of pesticide residues in plant based food and animal feed offer participants – Module 2?

(date: 26/06/2017 - 30/06/2017)

These five-day modules are held at the AGES National Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues at the Institute of Food and Feed Safety in Innsbruck and focus on the analysis of pesticides from sample taking to reporting in a comprehensive and practical way. The modules will also detail the legal principles and quality-relevant conditions at an accredited lab, in addition to theoretical knowledge and analytical know-how. Each participant will carry out the relevant procedures on real samples under professional supervision in a laboratory for routine tests.

The focus of Module 2 is on the examination of more complex plant-based foods (tea, herbs and spices, fatty food such as oilseeds, …) and animal feed using multi methods (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS) that require specific modifications (additional purification) during the preparation of the samples. The relevant procedures will be carried out on real samples under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory.

Building on Basic Module 1, this module will focus primarily on analytics, including quality assurance, and the evaluation of results. Should the participants have attended neither Basic Module 1 nor the relevant seminars at the location, quality management and legal matters (see Basic Module 1) may be dealt with for a short part of the seminar.

Lab training target group:

This lab training course will give users (analysts, heads of laboratories, …) from the field of food and animal feed analysis with knowledge in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis scientific and regulatory-based, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge for detecting pesticide residues.

Please register until 29 May 2017 at the latest.
Contact for event:
AGES Academy Course Management: DI Dagmar Vock
Telephone: +43 50 555-25201
Fax: +43 50 555-25209
Location: AGES – Institute for Food Safety Innsbruck
National Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues
Technikerstrasse 70
A-6020 Innsbruck
Category: Laboratory training

Entry: Five-day standard course with max. four participants: EUR 10,500

Content Module 2:
Analytical Subjects:

  • Intensive hands-on training in routine analysis in line with modified procedure EN 15662 QuEChERS – multi method using LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS in plant-based food – including various purification options  
  • Instrumental analysis to determine pesticide residues using state-of-the-art methods (liquid and gas chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry)
    (Equipment used: LC-MS/MS (QQQ), API 4000 QTRAP, SIEX; GC-MS/MS (QQQ), 7010 series, AGILENT Technologies GmbH);
    Software: MassHunter – AGILENT; Multiquant/Analyst – SIEX
  • Production of reference standards – stock solutions, (mixed) working solutions, calibration solutions, stability of active substances  
  • Quality-assurance in routine analysis in an accredited laboratory 
  • Practice-oriented tips for routine analyses (issues and troubleshooting)

Optional: QM issues, legal matters and general subjects
see Basic Module 1


Dr. Hermann UNTERLUGGAUER (Head of the Department for Pesticide and Food Analysis)
Ing. Karolina LICHTMANNEGGER (Deputy Head of the Department for Pesticide and Food Analysis, expert in GC analysis)
Roman FISCHER (Expert LC analysis)
Martina HUPFAUF (Lab Management)
Dr. Clemens JAITNER (Expert)