Gerstel: Intelligent Automation for GC/MS and LC.MS



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GERSTEL, Inc. and Tufts University Sensory and Science Center (TUSSC) announce an upcoming Sensory-directed Chemical Analysis workshop scheduled for May 30th – 31st, 2018, at the Tufts University Sensory and Science Center in Medford Massachusetts. The objective is to integrate sensory and instrumental analysis for investigating off-odors in consumer products, such as foods, beverages, personal care, household products and packaging materials. The course will include lecture, hands-on and interactive discussions. The course is designed for analysts, sensory panelists and managers who need to integrate and effectively communicate sensory and chemical data to solve challenging problems. 


Who should attend: Analysts, Sensory Panelists, Managers



Wednesday, May 30th:

9:00am-9:30am:    Introduction

9:30am-10:30pm:  Physiology of Taste and Smell (Interactive). 

                             Basic tastes, mouthfeels, aromatics, intensity

10:30am-10:45am: Break/Discussion

10:45am-11:45am: Aromatic Classifications and Lexicons (Interactive)

                              Common odor categories

                              Intensity scales and ODP scale

11:45am-12:00pm: Break/Discussion

12:00pm-1:00pm: Aroma Analysis (Interactive)

                            Safety in Aroma Analysis

                            Aroma Sampling

                            Blotter Strips

1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch/Discussion

2:15pm-3:00pm: Sampling Techniques:

                          Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME)

                          Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE)

                          Dynamic Headspace

                          Air Sampling

3:00pm-3:15pm: Break/Discussion

3:15pm-5:00pm: Thermal Desorption (Interactive)

                          Thermal Extractor (TE-1)

                          Headpace Sampling


Thursday, May 31st:

9:00am-11:00am: Block 1 Rotation

                             Advanced Sensory (Interactive)

                             Dynamic Dilution Device

                             Blotter Strips

                           Introduction to ODP (Interactive)

                             Dynamic Headspace (DHS)

                             Adsorbent Trap Selection


11:00am-11:15am: Break/Discussion

11:15am-12:00pm: Separation, Detection, Data

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch/Discussion

1:00pm-3:00pm: Block 2 Rotation

                           Advanced Sensory (Interactive)

                           Introduction to ODP (Interactive)

3:00pm-5:00pm: Roundtable Discussion, Additional ODP Time

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