Program

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM:

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

12:00 Shuttle bus from the Arezzo railway station
11:30-14:30 Registration
13:00-14:30 Lunch @ ABOCA canteen

14:30-15:00 WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Donatella Caruso (DSM, President) Valentino Mercati (Aboca President) Luisa Mattoli (2st MS NatMedDay Chair)

Session 1 - Supramolecular studies
Chairperson: Luisa Mattoli, Aboca Spa, Sansepolcro

15:00-15:40 PL1 Opening Lecture
Investigation on bimolecular complexes in natural extracts by parent ion and neutral loss MS/MS experiments
Pietro Traldi (Institute for Pediatric Research, City of Hope, Padova, Italy)

Session 2 – Stable isotope ratio analysis and metallomics
Chairperson: Giorgio Giacomo Mellerio, University of Pavia

15:40-16:20 PL2 Hyphenated techniques with parallel ICP-MS and high resolution ESI-MS/MS detection for the characterization of metallobiomolecules: examples from studies of selenometabolites in plants
Francesco Cubadda (Dept. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health, National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy)

16:20-16:40 OC1 Characterisation of food and natural compounds using stable isotope ratio analysis
Luana Bontempo (Stable Isotope and Traceability unit at FEM/IASMA, S. Michele all'Adige, Trento, Italy).

16:40-17:00 OC2 Metallomic of a green tea extract: characterization of mineral component and study of metallic complexes.
Anna Gaetano (Phytochemistry Research Area, Aboca Spa, Sansepolcro, Italy)

17:00-17:20 OC3 Flavors & Fragrances analysis by means of simultaneous IRMS and MS sing-quad detection coupled to multidimensional GC
Danilo Sciarrone (University of Messina, Messina, Italy)

17:20-18:30 Poster Session - coffee break

18:20 End of session
Shuttle bus to Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro: guided tour

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Session 3 – Metabolomics-1
Chairperson: Emanuela Gregori, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

9:00-9:40 PL3 From targeted analysis to untargeted metabolomics and its application in food and nutritional studies
Urska Vrhovsek (Metabolomic platform, FEM/IASMA, S. Michele all'Adige, Italy)

9:40-10:20 PL4 Hitchhiker’s guide to computational mass spectrometry
Steffen Neumann (Dept. of Stress and Developmental Biology, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany)

10:20-10:40 OC4 Metabolic fingerprinting of plants
Gianluca Giorgi (Dept. of Biotechnology, chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena, Siena, Italy)

10:40-11:20 Poster Session - coffee break

Session 4 – Metabolomics-2
Chairperson: Fulvio Magni, University of Milano Bicocca

11:20-12:00 PL5 Metabolomics, the MS-omics way: empowering customers with relevant biological data
Rodrigo Alves (MS-Omics ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark)

12:00-12:30 KN1 Enhanced metabolite annotation via dynamic retention time prediction: steroidogenesis alterations as a case study
Giuseppe Marco Randazzo (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne, Geneva, Swizerland)

12:30-13:00 KN2 Chemometrics in untargeted MS-based metabolomics: from data pre-processing to data modelling
Matteo Stocchero (Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy)

13:00-13:20 OC5 Characterization of natural complex products through UHPLC-QTOF from untargeted to targeted approach
Michela Burico (Phytochemistry Research Area, Aboca Spa, Sansepolcro, Italy)

13.20-14:30 Lunch @ ABOCA canteen

Session 5 - Lipidomics
Chairperson: Donatella Caruso, University of Milano


14:30-15:10 PL6 Lipidomic fingerprints in toxic endpoint predictions
Gabriele Cruciani (Dept. of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)

15:10-15:30 OC6 New frontiers of lipidomics and METID: adding spatial information by means of MALDI-MS for medical and nutrition research
Sara Tortorella (Dept. of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Italy)

15:30-15:50 OC7 QTOF-MS profiling and authenticity of aloe-based materials
Luca Lucini (Department for Sustainable Food Process, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy)

15:50-16:20 Poster Session - coffee break

Session 6 – MS and MS/MS studies
Chairperson: Gianluca Bartolucci, University of Firenze


16:20-16:50 KN3 Characterization of the VOCs profile of alpine grass fermentation (“phytothermotherapy”) through thermal desorption GCxGC-TOF mass spectrometry
Luca Narduzzi (Dept. Food quality and nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige, Italy)

16:50-17:10 OC8 Analysis of phytoestrogens by GC-MS/MS: method development and application to soy drinks
Barbara Benedetti (Dept. of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Genova, Genova, Italy)

17:10-17:30 OC9 Metabolite profiling of Fagioli di Sarconi beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by flow-injection FTICR-MS for hypoglycemic activity evaluation
Federica Bosco (Dept. of Science, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

17:30-17:50 OC10 Marine biotoxin as promising therapeutic tool: investigation by LC/MS-MS on contaminated mussels.
Melania Siracusa (Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Umbria and Marche, Ancona, Italy) 

17:50 End of session
Shuttle bus to the Sansepolcro museum to admire the Resurrezione fresco by Piero della Francesca, a very famous Italian renaissance painter (1412-1492)

20:00 Social Dinner

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Session 7 - Biological studies and pharmacokinetics
Chairperson: Roberta Galarini, IZSUM, Perugia

9:00-9:40 PL7 Natural products in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Annunziata Lapolla (Dept. of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy)

9:40-10:20 PL8 A combined GC-MS/31P-NMR approach for the analysis of polyphenols in natural extracts: the case of laccase mediated enhancement of the antioxidant activity of propolis and poplar bud exudates
Raffaele Saladino (Dept. of Agrobiology and Agrochemistry, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)

10:20-10:40 OC10 Analysis of phytochemicals through mass spectrometry approaches: overview on current methods and future perspectives
Veronica Mainini (Shimadzu Italia)

10:40-11:40 Poster Session - coffee break

11:40-12:00 OC11 Antioxidant activity and phytochemical characterization of Senecio clivicolus
Immacolata Faraone (Dept. of Science, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy)

12:00-12:20 OC12 SWATH – Non-target MS/MS fingerprinting and characterization of complex matrices
Daniel McMillan (SCIEX, Warrington, Cheshire, UK)

12:20-13:10 Attribution of the Aboca award for the best research
Concluding Remarks
End of session

13:10-14:30 Lunch @ ABOCA

14:30 Shuttle bus for a guided tour of the production facility and laboratories at the headquarters of Aboca in Pistrino

16:30 Shuttle bus to the Arezzo railway station

LANGUAGE:
The official languages of the conference will be English (preferred) and Italian. Slides and posters must be in English.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
· Prof. Pietro Traldi (Institute for Pediatric Research, City of Hope, Padova, Italy)
· Prof. Annunziata Lapolla (Metabolic Diseases, Medicine Department, University of Padova, Padova, Italy)
· Prof. Gabriele Cruciani (Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)
· Dr Rodrigo Alves (MS-Omics ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark)
· Prof. Raffaele Saladino (Organic Chemistry, Department of Agrobiology ed Agrochemistry University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)
· Dr. Francesco Cubadda (Researcher, Team leader, Dept. Food Safety, Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health  - National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy)
· Dr. Urska Vrhovsek (Head of metabolomic platform at FEM/IASMA, S. Michele all'Adige, Trento, Italy)
· Dr. Steffen Neumann (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Stress and Developmental Biology, Halle, Germany)

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