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Selenium speciation in foods and food supplements

The course combines lectures, which give a broad as well as a specific introduction to selenium speciation, with hands-on practice in the laboratory using HPLC hyphenated with inorganic and organic mass spectrometry. The course explains the biological and biochemical background to selenium speciation and will be conducted in an interactive manner between the lecturers and the participants.

Date: 13.11.2005 - 14.11.2005
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Training course
Location: The Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Søborg, Denmark
Contact: Professor Erik H. Larsen
Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research
19, Mørkhøj Bygade
DK-2860 Søborg
e-mail: ehl@dfvf.dk or jjs@dfvf.dk
Phone: +45 7234 7631
Sponsor: x.EVISA


1st day (9.00-17.00 hrs):

  • Welcome, presentation and introduction to the course
  • Why carry out selenium speciation analyses in the food area? (lecture)
  • Extraction methods, including species stability (redox and enzymatic conversions) (lecture)
  • Lunch break
  • Laboratory practice I. Sample pre-treatment and extraction using selenium enriched garlic as test sample

2nd day (9.00-17.00 hrs):

  • A comprehensive introduction to selenium speciation by HPLC-ICP-DRC-MS (lecture)
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis, calibration, precision, accuracy (lecture)
  • Lunch break
  • Laboratory practice II. Analysis
Max. number of participants: 10 (divided into 2 groups for the practical laboratory work)
Fee: 1140 €
For registration please download the information flyer incl. registration form, fill in the registration form and fax the signed form to the EVISA office not later than October 17th  2005. Please understand that the number of participants is very limited and therefore early registration is recommended.


There are different classes of hotels available. You should book your hotel yourself after having received confirmation for your participation by the course organizer.

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October 17,2005Registration

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