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1st edition of "Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Technology”

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the 1st edition of "Fundamentals and Applications of Near Infrared Technology” has its beginning the 1st of November, running through to the 15th of December 2017. The course, coordinated by Professor Ana Garrido Varo, requires a workload of 6 ECTS. The theoretical lectures, practical exercises, interactive self-learning exercises and tools, virtual visits to laboratories, etc. cover basic NIR concepts, such as applications of NIR in a variety of situations in private and public enterprises.


11th training in vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics

For the 11th consecutive year, the CRA-W organises a complete training on vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics. In this  training you will have a complete overview of the theory of the spectroscopic and chemometric methods most commonly used. This will be completed with dynamical practical sessions in multidisciplinary laboratories, which will give you some tips and tricks useful when dealing with spectroscopy and chemometrics.

The training will be hosted from 12 to 16 March 2018 by the Valorisation of Agricultural Products Department (Henseval Building) of the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) in Gembloux.


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ICNIRS is glad to announce that Foss will continue to be our sponsor for Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018-2020.

More about Tomas Hirschfeld Award

The winner of 2017 Karl Norris Award is Pierre Dardenne from Belgium.

This award honours the unique contribution of Karl Norris as the internationally recognised founder of near infrared spectroscopy in the modern world. The award may be presented to one individual every two years at an ICNIRS Conference, and is in recognition of a major contribution to NIR science by a senior scientist. Pierre had been working for a very long period on NIR spectroscopy as the Head of the Department of Valorisation of Agricultural Products at the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium. Despite being a native of a very small country, the impact of his impressive work in the science and application of NIR spectroscopy, especially in agriculture, is obvious in a host of countries throughout the world.


17th edition of NIRS course in Cordoba (Spain)

The 17th edition of the course entitled “Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS): Applications in Quality Control and Traceability of Agri-Food Products and Processes", was held at the University of Cordoba (Spain), February 6th-9th (see above attached photo group). The course, was designed for pre and post graduate students, scientists and professionals with different backgrounds (analytical chemistry, soils science, animal nutrition, biology, environmental sciences forestry, agriculture and chemical engineering, etc). Unlike other NIRS courses, it is taught entirely in Spanish, to give researchers and professionals from Latin America the opportunity to perform the training in their mother tongue.