報告題目：Contribution of vibrational spectroscopy to quality safety of food and feed products
報告人：Dr. Vincent Baeten
Dr. Ir. Vincent Baeten got his Engineer degree in Agronomy (1993) and PhD (1998) in
Agricultural Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has been awarded of a Marie-Curie Fellowship (1996-1998) at the Instituto de la Grasa of the CSIC.
He is head of the Food and Feed Quality Unit of the Valorisation of Agricultural Products
Department of Agricultural products of Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W, Gembloux -Belgium). The Food and Feed Quality Unit is involved in the development of methods based on electronic and vibrational spectroscopy (Fluorescence, NIR, NIR imaging, MIR, Raman), optical microscopy and chemometrics. The Unit houses 24 NIR spectrometers, 2 VIS spectrometers, 2 MIR spectrometers, 1 Raman spectrometer, 2 NIR imaging systems, 1 NIR/MIR microscope, 1 Fluorescence spectrometer, 3 optical microscopes (VIS and UV), 2 stereo microscopes and classical analytical instruments. The Food and Feed Quality Unit is accredited (ISO 1705) for 3 analytical methods.
Dr. Ir. Vincent Baeten has about 20 years of experience in European projects dealing with the development of spectroscopic methods. In the last 10 years he has participated to several European projects dealing with quality and safety of food and feed including aspects of quality, safety, traceability and authentication (STRATFEED, TYPIC, MEDEO, CO-EXTRA, TRACE, SAFEEDPAP, FEEDforHEALTH, CONFFIDENCE, QSAFFE, FOODINTEGRITY). He was also the coordinator of the European SAFEED-PAP project (2006-2010, http://safeedpap.feedsafety.org) aiming the development of analytical methods for the species detection of processed animal proteins.
Dr. Ir. Vincent Baeten is deputy director of the European Union Reference Laboratory for
Animal proteins in feedingstuffs (EURL-AP, http://eurlap.craw.eu). In the global framework of the eradication of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), EURL-AP focuses on the detection and identification of prohibited animal proteins in feed. This laboratory ensures the correct implementation of the scientific methods and the development of the requested skills through each National Reference Laboratories of the 27 European member states. Since 2013, he is also invited professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).