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1 Centre of Excellence in Food Safety and Emerging Risks, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad Prof. Dr. Biljana Škrbić University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology, Centre of Excellence in Food Safety and Emerging Risks, Novi Sad, Serbia

2 Center of Excellence in Food Safety and Emerging Risks is established by reinforcement of the Laboratory for Chemical Contaminants in Food and the Environment at the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad through the FP7 project CEFSER.

3 IT IS A UNIQUE WESTERN BALKAN LABORATORY with highly sophisticated analytical instruments, collaborating with advanced EU institutions.

4 contributing to general harmonization of R&D within food safety and emerging risks research. CEFSER integrates Faculty of Technology within the European Research Area,

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6 Currently, the Lab staff members are: Prof. Dr. Biljana Škrbić Prof. Dr. Zlatica Predojević Assis. Prof. Dr. Jelena Cvejanov Nataša Đurišić-Mladenović, MSc Ana Tjapkin, PhD student Jelena Živančev, PhD student Sanja Koprivica, PhD student Igor Antić, PhD student Nataša Mrmoš, BSc

7 Total number: 429 Full papers: 158 Articles in international journals from the SCI list: 80 This group has the highest publication records at the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad.

8 Through the FP7 project CEFSER, Laboratory for Chemical Contaminants at the Faculty of Technology has been upgraded the material capacities with two outstanding analytical instruments:

9 Ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (Accela UHPLC- TSQ Vantage MS/MS)

10 Ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry with Orbitrap technology (Accela UHPLC-Exactive MS)

11 They represent advanced complementary analytical systems for reliable quantification and screening of the ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, like: pesticides, mycotoxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, emerging pollutants, like perfluorinated compounds, etc. including also searching for unknowns.

12 gas chromatograph equipped with electron- capture detector (GC/μECD, Agilent 7890A) enables the analysis of organochlorinated compounds like polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides covered by the Stockholm Convention

13 Moreover, the Laboratory for Chemical Contaminants is equipped with atomic absorption spectrometer with a graphite furnace (GTAAS, Varian AA240/GTA120), enabling the analysis of 12 heavy elements, like Cd, Pb, As, Hg, Cu, Cr, Co, Ni, Mn, etc.

14 gas chromatograph equipped with flame- ionization detector (GC/FID, DANI GC1000) for organic pollutants like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and mineral oils

15 Two purchases are ongoing: GC/MS Accelerated solvent extractor

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17 The Lab has been involved in wide range of the research topics, including: analysis of chemical contaminants in food and the environment: mycotoxins, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorinated pesticides, pyrethroids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heavy elements, emerging pollutants, etc.

18 risk assessment, applied chemometrics, gaseous and alternative fuels

19 The methods for determination of mycotoxins and heavy elements in food developed in the CEFSER Lab are accredited.

20 CEFSER Lab is a part of the Faculty’s Laboratory for Food Analysis accredited for the food analysis for third parties.

21 Projects that have been contracted on the base of the CEFSER capacities include: 2 Hungarian-Serbian IPA projects, 5 bilateral projects national project, and provincial project

22 In 2 Hungarian-Serbian IPA projects: LACREMED HUSRB/1002/214/147 ( ; total budget: Euro), and BIOXEN HU-SRB/0901/214/150 ( ; total budget: Euro) the research interest has been:

23 identification and quantification of the various pesticides and their degradation products in soil and water, determination of selected pesticides degradation kinetics

24 On-going national projects: coordination 1.National research project No National research project No has been funded by the Serbian Ministry of Education and Science, : Development and application of the advanced chromatographic and separation methods in the analysis of xenobiotics and their degradation pathways in biotic and abiotic matrices Funding amount: ,00 EUR

25 Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary Project gathers researchers from different institutions of various expertise due to its multidisciplinary approach :

26 2. Project funded by the Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of the Vojvodina Province, : Estimation of chemical safety of market basket and population dietary exposure Funding amount: ,00 EUR

27 Bilateral projects: 1. The project of Serbian-Spanish programme of scientific and technological cooperation, : Advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques in food chemical safety analysis Partner: Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain Funding amount: 14000,00 EUR

28 This bilateral cooperation represents opportunity to further advance the analytical experience of both teams knowing that the instruments available in our labs have complementary ranges of application.

29 2. The project of Serbian-Portugal programme of scientific and technological cooperation, : Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and biogenic amines in smoked traditionally manufactured meat products from Serbia and Portugal (Partner: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal) Funding amount: 8000,00 EUR

30 Portuguese and Serbian researchers in front of the joint poster presentation during the 2 nd CEFSER Workshop, 8-10 September 2011 Project aims at gathering significant scientific data on the food quality and safety aspects of the smoked traditionally manufactured meat products available in both countries.

31 3.The Serbian–Croatian intergovermental S&T programme, : Inorganic and organic pollutants in urban areas (Partner: Croatian Geological Survey, Zagreb, Croatia) Funding amount: 6000,00 EUR The project objective have been determination of presence and distribution of organic and inorganic pollutants in the urban areas in order to make geochemical maps of investigated areas.

32 4. The Serbian–Hungarian intergovermental S&T programme, : Comparison of various analytical and chemometric methods (Partner: Chemical Research Center - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary) Funding amount: 7000,00 EUR

33 The project enabled the share of the new achievement in chemometrics as well as the transfer of the relevant experience between the partner institutions through joint research and discussion during the meetings and conferences. T. Stafilov, B. Škrbić, J. Klanova, P. Čupr, I. Holoubek, M. Kočov, N. Ðurišić- Mladenović, Chemometric assessment of the semivolatile organic contaminants content in the atmosphere of the selected sites in the Republic of Macedonia. Journal of Chemometrics 25 (2011) K. Heberger, B. Škrbić, Ranking and Similarity for Quantitative Structure Retention Relationship Models in Predicting Lee Retention Indices of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Analytica Chimica Acta 716 (2012)

34 5. The project of Serbian–Slovenian intergovermental S&T programme, : Heavy metals in the environment as a consequence of the anthropogenic activities (Partner: Geological Survey of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia) Funding amount: 6500,00 EUR

35 The project objective was determination of content of heavy metals in various environmental compartments, as a consequence of anthropogenic activities.

36 Events organized by the CEFSER team 5th DKMT (Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa) Euroregion Conference on Environment and Food Quality, Novi Sad, September 4-5, CEFSER Symposium - Communicating Science and Risks, 30 November 2009, Novi Sad

37 Events organized by the CEFSER team 1 st CEFSER Training Course – Capabilities of U-HPLC- MS/MS in Аnalysis of Contaminants and Pharmaceutical Compounds in Food and the Environment, 6-8 April 2010, Novi Sad 2 nd CEFSER Training Course - Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) Procedures in Analysis of Contaminants and Pharmaceutical Compounds in Food and the Environment, 9 April 2010, Novi Sad 2010

38 Events organized by the CEFSER team 1 st CEFSER Workshop - Regional perspectives in food safety, 14 September 2010, Novi Sad 12 th DKMT (Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa) Euroregion Conference on Food, Environment and Health, Novi Sad, September 14-15,

39 Events organized by the CEFSER team 3 rd CEFSER Training Course - High resolution mass spectometry in quantitative analysis and screening of organic contaminants in food and environment, September 2010, Novi Sad BIOXEN meeting - Good neighborours creating common future -Development of xenobiotic-degrading bioaugmentation, 26 October 2010, Novi Sad 2010

40 Events organized by the CEFSER team 2 nd CEFSER Workshop – Persistent organic pollutants in food and environment, 8-10 September 2011, Novi Sad. BIOXEN Seminar - Novel approaches for environmental protection, 8-10 September 2011, Novi Sad. 4 th CEFSER Training Course - Persistent organic pollutants in food and environment: Risk assessment, November 2011, Novi Sad. 2011

41 Events organized by the CEFSER team 5 th CEFSER Training Course - Analysis of chemical contaminants in food and the environment, 7-11 May 2012, Novi Sad 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT: CEFSER Closing Event – 27 July 2012, Novi Sad

42 The lecturers from the outstanding European institutions, including the world well known researchers in the field of chemical contaminants in food and the environment, contributed to the events, recognizing the importance of the CEFSER Lab in the region as well as for the European Research Area:

43 Prof. Dr. Jana Hajšlová, Department of Food Chemistry & Analysis at Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic Prof. Dr. Karl-Werner Schramm from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Neuherberg, Germany Prof. Dr. Ivan Holoubek, RECETOX (Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

44 Dr. Stefan van Leeuwen, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Prof. Mira Petrović, CSIC-IDAEA, Barcelona, Spain Dr. Karoly Heberger, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Dr. Jon E. Johansen, CHIRON AS, Trondheim, Norway Paula Alvito, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

45 Prof. Dr. Carmen Cámara, Dr. Jon Sanz-Landaluze, Faculty of Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain Dr. Michal Godula, Food Safety Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Philippe Verlinde, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel, Belgium

46 CEFSER Lab is opened for collaboration with every interested researchers and institutions. If you are interested to collaborate with us, please send us description of your reserach and proposal of the common analysis: Tel.: Fax:

47 THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION Thank you for your kind attention!


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