We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Eurachem general Assembly and the scientific workshop Validation of targeted and non-targeted methods of analysis will take place in Tartu!
The Workshop will take place on May 20th and 21st; the General Assembly will take place on May 23rd to 24th. The preliminary programme of the workshop, as well as registration and abstract submission are available at the event website:
Compact overview of the workshop can be obtained from the First Circular.
The workshop addresses the current status of analytical method validation in general and specifically validation of the non-targeted methods (i.e. ones where the analyte is not defined beforehand). Non-targeted methods are an especially noteworthy part of the programme, because their validation involves specific issues (since analyte is not known it is not possible to make validation experiments with it) and their validation is significantly less developed than validation of targeted methods (i.e. the “normal” analytical methods, where the analyte is known beforehand). At the same time non-targeted methods are becoming increasingly important in environmental protection, food safety, different omics areas, etc.
Some example topics of the workshop are: Validation of targeted methods: where are we? Validation of non-targeted methods – differences from targeted methods. Detection of a multitude of (unknown) components in complex samples: criteria for identification. Managing the huge amounts of complex data from non-targeted methods. Software solutions for validation.
These events also mark the 30th anniversary of Eurachem.