Register now and secure place for sharing your expertise!

Present your scientific work and contribute to the development of the entire field!

The overview of challenging topics will be presented by invited speakers.


Call for registration and abstract submission will open soon!

Important dates and deadlines

15 July 2024:

Abstract submission for oral presentation

31 August 2024:

2nd window for Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Important dates and deadlines

31 July 2024:

Reduced registration fee

31 August 2024:

Abstract submission for poster presentation

About RAFA 2024

On behalf of the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands) we are delighted to invite all food scientists from academia and industry, and representatives of national and international agencies, control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories to attend the 11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2024).

The organizers of the RAFA 2024 plan to prepare a balanced programme including oral presentations given both by invited speakers, researchers and young scientists, satellite workshops, interactive and vendor seminars, extensive poster sessions and nice social events.

We are looking forward to meeting you again in beautiful Prague!

Prof. Jana Pulkrabova & Dr. Stefan van Leeuwen, Symposium Chairs
Prof. Michele Suman, Symposium Co-chair
Prof. Jana Hajslova & Prof. Michel Nielen, Symposium Honorary chairs

In line with the concept of the previous events, RAFA 2024 Symposium will provide an overview of contemporary trends in the ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discuss the CHALLENGES AND NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCTS ANALYSIS. Following tentative RECENT & EMERGING ISSUES will be addressed in the RAFA 2024 sessions:

  • Food additives, healthy nutrients & vitamins
  • Food allergens
  • Flavour & off-flavours
  • Alternative proteins
  • Mycotoxins, marine and plant toxins in a changing climate
  • Pesticide & veterinary drug residues
  • Process induced contaminants
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
  • Metals & metalloids, including their speciation
  • Migrants from food packaging materials
  • Micro- and nanoplastics in food
  • Food authenticity, fraud and forensics
  • (Multi)omics in food analysis
  • Illegal and natural food supplements
  • Exposomics & Human biomonitoring
  • Sensors & Portable food analysis
  • Circularity and sustainability
  • Green food analysis
  • Next generation sequencing for food quality & safety
  • Effect based analysis & bioassays
  • Spatially resolved food analysis
  • Food legislation requirements for food control
  • Artificial Intelligence in food analysis
  • QA/QC, Chemometrics & Big data handling