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Second international workshop on SE4ALL


New important event with SE4ALL, the project funded by the EU that explores the possibility of using selenium-enriched edible plants as a solution to overcome health issues related to diets lacking this chemical element (a phenomenon affecting approximately 3 billion people worldwide). On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Rome La Sapienza, the 2nd International Workshop of SE4ALL is scheduled, titled "Advanced Characterization Techniques and Data Mining Strategies Applied to Food Science."

The focus of the event is on optimizing the concentration and bioavailability of selenium in dairy products. Specifically, the workshop aims to explore cutting-edge techniques and analytical methodologies in food sciences to enhance the understanding and application of selenium biofortification in the dairy industry. Researchers and experts in the field will discuss characterization techniques and data mining strategies in food sciences. The goal of the morning session is to provide in-depth knowledge of the distribution and speciation of selenium in biofortified agricultural products, as well as to raise awareness among the audience about AI-powered solutions to foster sustainable food systems. During the event, efforts will also be made to identify innovative approaches to optimize the concentration and bioavailability of selenium in dairy products. In the morning, at 11:20 AM, there is a planned intervention by Gianfranco Diretto, a researcher at ENEA and METROFOOD, titled "LC-HRMS and biotechnological methods applied to the quality of species of agri-food interest."

The workshop is aimed at scientists and food technologists who seek insights into advanced characterization techniques to assess the bioavailability of selenium in dairy products. Agricultural researchers, data analysts, and technologists are also encouraged to participate. Professionals from the dairy industry and food processing sector will have the opportunity to learn about the most effective strategies for improving selenium bioavailability and its implications for sustainable dairy production.

Event Information

Event Date 24-01-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 24-01-2024 6:00 pm
Attachment Agenda 2nd workshop_v4.pdf


9.00 – 9.15

Participant’s Registration and welcome

9.15 – 9.30

Welcome and Se4All project presentation

Prof. Federico Marini

9.30 - 10.15

XAS and chemometrics: a powerful and synergistic combination for the characterization of functional foods

Dr. Laura Simonelli, ALBA

10.20 - 14.45

Coffee break

10.50 - 11.15

From plant proteases to growth biostimulants based on strial waste: a very exciting experience.indu

Dr. Gabriela Guevara, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

11.20 - 11.40

LC-HRMS and biotechnological methods applied to the quality of species of agri-food interest

Dr. Gianfranco Diretto (ENEA) - Metrofood project

11.45 - 12.15

Selenium distribution and speciation in different parts of biortified wheat by X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Mrs. Marcia Viltres Portals, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

12.15 - 12.35

What is the SAI-INTI (Argentine Interlaboratory tem)

Dr. Diego Cazzaniga, Dpt. of By-product Valorizatio, INTI, Argentina

12.35 - 15.50

CHEESE-Make more of it!

Kate Carmody, BEAL Organic Cheese, Ireland

12.50 - 13.10

AI-Powered Solutions for a Sustainable Food System: Bridging the Circular Economy and Food Science

Mr. Leonardo Piccinetti, REDINN-Rete Europea dell’Innovazione, Rome, Italy

13.15 - 13.30

Closing by Prof. Federico Marini





Metrofood Laboratory (Dpt. of Environmental Biology)


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