As the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Focal Point in Luxembourg, the Government Commissariat for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety is organising the 3rd edition of the "Research in Food Safety" scientific conference, which will be held online on Friday 18 December 2020 from 09:00 to 13:00.

The aim of this conference is to strengthen national and European scientific cooperation as well as to promote exchange between authorities and researchers in the field of food safety. The presentations, in English, will focus on food safety research in Luxembourg and present EFSA's current projects.

The conference is open to the public. Registration is mandatory and remains open until Wednesday 16 December (to be able to actively participate in discussions) and Thursday 17 December 2020 (listening only) respectively, via the link: The link to the web conference will be sent to the registered participants shortly before the event.


09:00  Opening & checking for technical problems
09:30  Welcome by Patrick Hau (Government Commissariat for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety)
09:35  Monitoring of nickel content in foodstuffs on the Luxembourg market: contributions to dietary intake, with Luc Schuler, PhD (Food Safety Division of the Ministry of Health)
10:00  Official surveillance on AMR by classical and molecular methods in Luxembourg, with Dr. Serge Losch (Laboratoire de médecine vétérinaire de l'Etat of the Veterinary Services Administration)
10:25  The application of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for antimicrobial resistance screening and typing of Campylobacter spp.: an irksome pathogen, with Maureen Feucherolles, PhD (Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology - LIST)
10:50  Coffee break
11:15  EFSA support to risk assessment activities at national level and the transparency regulation novelties, with Dr. Cristina Alonso Andicoberry (EFSA)
11:40  Innovative TEM-based applications for characterisation of nanoparticles in food in a regulatory context, with Eveline Verleysen, PhD (Sciensano, Belgium)
12:05  Horizon Europe funding opportunities, with Charles Betz, PhD (Luxinnovation)
12:30  AAL-LIFANA (Lifelong Food And Nutrition Assistance), with Christoph Stahl, PhD (LIST)
13:00  Closing remarks