The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) are jointly organizing a Training Program on Analytical Techniques in Nutrition, Food Safety and Biosafety on 1-14 September 2014 at ICRISAT, Telangana, India


The training program aims to enhance knowledge and skills on food safety, biosafety and related technologies of the participants from national agricultural research systems and other relevant public and private institutions of Asia-Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.

Course content

  • Food Safety and Nutrition: this training program focuses on providing general principles of food safety in a wide variety of food industries and its benefits.  It gives an opportunity to the participants to expose themselves to the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation used in food analysis. They will be provided actual samples for testing various parameters such as proximate analysis, contaminants, additives, nutritional composition parameters, genetically modified organisms and food spoilage microorganisms using instruments such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, ICP, HPLC, RT-PCR and other classical techniques.
  • Biosafety: this section of the training program focuses on food safety issues related to genetic modification technology, development, qualitative and quantitative determination of GMOs using RT-PCR, toxicity and allergenicity testing, and post-release monitoring of GMOs.

Who can participate?

Senior and middle level technical staff and management personnel involved in  agriculture and food research/food processing/food biotechnology from  government departments, ministries, food processing industries, and entrepreneurs in  the food processing sector.

Course fee: US $ 1,500 which includes bench fee, and boarding and lodging.

Interested candidates should email or fax their CV to Dr. J. L. Karihaloo, Coordinator, APCoAB at or fax: +91-11-25841294 by August 1, 2014

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