The scientific program of EFS2017 plans to have two dedicated tracks (breakout sessions) to discuss the latest research findings and developments from both food and environmental industry. There will be plenary lectures and invited lectures in both tracks.

The participants will have opportunity to present their work either in oral or poster presentation. All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work for EFS2017 SC consideration.

The Scientific program will cover the following topics mainly, but not limited to:


  • Food Safety
  • Food Quality
  • Food Authenticity
  • Food contaminants
  • Food Security
  • Food Microbiology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food safety regulations and standards


  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Hygiene
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Environmental Analytical chemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • QA-QC
  • Environmental standards and regulations


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Graduate Guild, 1010 Dover Road, Singapore 139658

Scientific Program (Day 1)




28 Sep 2017 Environment

8.30 – 9.30

Conference Registration

9.30 – 10.15

Keynote Lecture – Environment
New approaches to understanding and applying the knowledge of land-use impact on self-cleaning capacity of water ecosystems

Prof. Sanjay SWARUP,
Deputy Director, NUS Environmental Research Institute and Deputy Research Director, Engineering Systems, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Singapore

10.15 – 11.00

Keynote Lecture - Environment Toxicogenomics: a post genomic approach to analysing biological responses to environmental toxicants

Associate Professor M. Prakash HANDE,
Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine::National University of Singapore

11.00 - 11.30

Morning Break

11.30 - 12.15

Invited Lecture – Environment Role of IAEA in improving quality in Radio-analytical measurements and Environmental Analysis

Dr Sandor TARJAN
Reference Material Specialist, International Atomic Energy Agency Environmental Laboratory, Vienna, Austria

12.15 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30

Atmospheric carbonyls in gaseous and particulate phases: On site analysis in Kumamoto and on the top of Mt. Fuji Prof. Kei TODA,
Department of Chemistry, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

14.30 – 15.00

Agricultural and industrial sources of metals (Zn, Cd, Cu, Pb) in Singapore coastal waters and the environmental response,

Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco,
Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore

15.00 – 15.30

Connecting air quality to water quality through microbial aerosols,

Dr. Rajni Kaushik,
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore

15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon Break

16.00 – 16.30

An overview of IMO convention and USCG guidelines on Ballast Water Management System and Vessel Generate Permit

Dr. Karthikeyan SATHRUGNAN,
DHI Water and Environment Pte Ltd, Singapore

16.30 – 17.00

Non-Proportional Bioaccumulation of Trace Metals and Metalloids in the Planktonic Food Web of Two Singapore Coastal Marine Inlets with Contrasting Water Residence Times,

Dr. Aurore TROTTET,
DHI Water and Environment Pte Ltd, Singapore


Scientific Program (Day 2)




29 Sep 2017 Food Safety

09.30 – 10.00

Recent Challenges in Food Safety, Quality & Authenticity

Dr. Karthikeyan,
SATHRUGNAN DHI Water and Environment Pte Ltd, Singapore

10.00 – 10.30

Genomics and ICP-MS for Food Safety

Dr. Suresh KAUSHIK,
Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi – 110012, India

10.30 - 11.00

Morning Break

11.00 - 11.30

Synthesis of Nanoparticles for rapid quantification of hazardous residue in vegetable oils for ensuring food safety

Dr. Hongshun YANG
Food Science and Technology Program, National University of Singapore

11.30 – 12.00

Simultaneous Determination of some Toxic Alkaloids in Herbal Liquor by High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Dr Nguyen Thi Anh HUONG
National Institute for Food Control, Vietnam Ministry of Health

12.00 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00

Synthesis of Nano Silica from rice husk and Optimization of the removal of Crystal Violet from aqueous solution

Dr Nguyen HUNG VAN
Center of Analytical Services and Experiment HCMC, Vietnam

14.00 – 14.30

Application of Seaweeds in Heavy-Metal Decontamination of Eurycoma Longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) Extracts

Dr Babak RASTI
Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, University Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

14.30 – 15.00

Influence of two different types of fortified milk on calcium absorption

Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, University Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

15.00 – 15.30

Afternoon Break

15.30 – 16.00

Determination of additives and polymer in food wrap films using a multifunctional pyrolyzer (Multi-Shot Pyrolyzer) and a new solid phase extraction element( Magic Chemisorber)

Dr Chu WATANABE & Dr. Karthikeyan SATHRUGNAN
Frontier Laboratories Ltd, Japan

16.00 – 16.30

Toxin Analysis in HAB/Food safety (TBC)


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