Course Introduction to On Site Analysis

In the food domain, analytical chemistry is a pivotal part of establishing food quality and securing food safety - throughout the entire food system. However, analysing samples in a laboratory takes time, whereas on site analysis provides immediate results. This online course introduces on site analysis and aims to inspire you to explore how this type of analysis could change the landscape of analytical chemistry in the coming decade, also in your field of expertise.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 4 hours
Price EUR 49.00

You can register for this self-paced online course.

Why follow this course?

Imagine you can determine or analyse on site whether a hamburger contains horse meat. If a fish is the species that is claimed on the package. Or whether a food product on your plate contains allergens, adulterants or microplastics. And is a certain Tuscan olive oil really from Tuscany? Is it extra virgin olive oil at all?

The possibilities for on site analysis are rapidly increasing due to the technical advances made. We have seen how an on site COVID tests impacted everyone’s life during the COVID pandemic. Imagine if such a test would not have been available.

We invite you to start learning about biochemical and chemical techniques that have a potential for on site analysis such as Lateral Flow Devices, DNA and RNA testing, spectroscopic sensors, mass spectrometry and application in a drone. Get inspired to design, develop and implement new approaches and applications for on-site analysis in your professional or private life.

We expect a totally different landscape for on-site analysis in about 10 years’ time.
Bjorn Berendsen, program manager WFSR

Is this course for you?

Professionals working in the food system all over the world and with an interest in food safety and food security, for example from a governmental perspective, quality control or with a commercial interest. Also professionals working in the supply chain (trade).

  • Competent authorities
  • Food control laboratories
  • EU and national governments
  • Instrument suppliers
  • Universities

Programme & topics

This course is an online self-study course. Participants follow this online course at their own pace. The course learning materials are 24/7 available on the online platform of WUR. As participant, you sign in with your personal account and study whenever convenient. The learning material consists of knowledge clips and readings. Quizzes are offered throughout the course. At the end of the course a certificate for participation is issued.

Figure 1. Modules and sub chapters, self-paced online course On Site Analysis.

Figure 1. Modules and sub chapters, self-paced online course On Site Analysis.

Course access

You will receive a personal account that gives you access to the online course for 2 months.

More information & registration

You can register for this course. Questions? Contact Wageningen Academy.