Food Chemistry

The Food Chemistry laboratory performs physico-chemical analyses within an agricultural setting: as a service for farmers, as part of research projects of the Centre itself and at the request of a number of organisations which form part of the provincial government.

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Performing analyses on wine and grape must is indispensable in answering scientific questions and safeguarding the quality of winery products.

The Laboratory for Wine and Beverages Analysis examines wine, grape must, fruit juice and distillates with the help of physico-chemical analysis. The tests are conducted both for internal research purposes and as a service for third parties.

On 18 March 2003, the Laboratory for Wine and Beverages Analysis was accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 with the accreditation number ACCREDIA 0463. Click below for a list of all accredited analysis methods:

http://www.accredia.it/accredia_labsearch.jsp?ID_LINK=293&area=7&numeroaccr=0463&classification=A&isRestricted=false&dipartimento=L

For more information on the accreditation, please visit www.accredia.it.

 

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Pesticides are used in agriculture to protect and secure the harvest. The laboratory analyses residues to help guarantee environmentally friendly cultivation methods and largely unpolluted agricultural produce which does not exceed the legal limit of residue levels.

  • analysis of residues from insecticides, fungicides, acaricides and herbicides in agricultural products as well as in soil and water
  • analysis of natural substances
  • analysis of new pesticides in terms of degradation and drift properties
  • residue analysis of random samples from organic and integrated farming to guarantee compliance with the appropriate guidelines
  • development and optimisation of new methods of analysis

In 2011, the Residue laboratory was accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 with the accreditation number ACCREDIA 0463. Click below for a list of all accredited analysis methods: Accredia - Testing laboratories

For more information on the accreditation, please visit www.accredia.it.

 

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The Flavours and Metabolites laboratory researches and analyses food quality and plant health: With the aid of state-of-the-art analytical methods, it characterises and quantifies naturally occurring compounds in agricultural produce (apple, apple juice, grapes, wine, cheese, milk) and parts of plants (leaves, roots, wood).

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and instruments including high resolution mass spectrometers, the laboratory features the latest technical standards and makes a key contribution to the environmental and food sciences research projects at NOI Techpark, South Tyrol's new technology park.

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Our research projects include the following:

  • food sciences at NOI Techpark (chemical analysis)
  • environmental sciences at NOI Techpark
  • PinotBlanc
  • DROMYTAL
  • avoiding DPA residues in fruit storage cells

 

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Research activities of the Laboratory of NMR Spectroscopy are mainly focused on the qualitatively and quantitatively characterization of a variety of molecules (from small molecules to large proteins present in food and biological matrices) using high-resolution NMR methods. NMR Spectroscopy provides a fast and extremely powerful method for “fingerprint’’ identification of compounds in complex matrices as well as a tool for determining structure and dynamics of low-, intermediate-molecular weight biomolecules. Our research is primarily focused on the field of food chemistry and natural products of our territory, by exploiting NMR spectroscopy as a powerful method in the field of food quality, authenticity and typicity purposes, and determination of origin of agricultural products.

Furthermore, the non-invasive and non-destructive intrinsic nature of NMR Spectroscopy allows to perform kinetics studies (i.e., kinetics of oxidation in biological solutions) and on the developing of new methods applicable in “quantitative NMR’’ (qNMR).The Laboratory of NMR Spectroscopy hosts a 400 MHz and a 600 MHz NMR instruments, both equipped with ‘’broadband’’ probes and 100-position and 30- position autosamplers, respectively. The wide range of observable and irradiable nuclei allows a wide variety of homo- and hetero- nuclear 1D and 2D advanced NMR experiments in solution. Additionally, the NMR Lab is equipped with a FGMAS probe suitable to perform previously described experiments in semi-solid (i.e., cream like, gel-like) samples using high-speed MAS (Magic Angle Spinning). Managed together with Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, the laboratory is located at NOI Techpark Südtirol/Alto Adige at Bolzano.

 

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Alberto Ceccon, PhD.

alberto.ceccon@laimburg.it
T. +39 345 175 9802