Project No 00-00870

Simple Methods for Determining Potent Xenobiotics in Water and Foodstuffs

 2001-2003

First INTAS Meeting on the Project was organized at the Centre for Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analysis, School of Sciences, University of Sunderland, on Nov.9-10, 2001. The programme of the Meeting is presented below:

Friday November 9th
9.15 a.m. Opening of the Meeting, Fleming Building
9.15.-9.45  Tour of the School of Sciences
9.45-10.15  Meeting with key staff of Sunderland University
10.15-11.15 Demonstrations of Dip Stick and Sniffer Systems 
11.15-12.00  Review of Administrative Details
Afternoon Session Antibody production/availability/characterization
1.30-2.00 Review of the Aims and Objectives and an update on developments
2.00-5.30 Antibody production/availability/characterization

2.15-3.15

Sulfamethoxazole: immunogen synthesis, Immunization schedules, antiserum testing

3.30-4.00

Estrogenic steroids (Stewart Armstrong, Sunderland University) - see also zip file

4.00-4.30

Beta-lactam antibiotics

4.30-5.00

Discussion and Summary
Saturday 10th November Sensor development
9.00-10.00 Optical systems; Review and proposed developments 
10.15-10.45 Electrochemical systems; Review and proposed developments
10.45-11.45  Discussion; timetables, reagents; logistics
Afternoon Session Method validation and sampling
1.45-12.00 Method validation; review of standard methods for  steroids, antibiotics and cytotoxic agents
1.30-1.45 Standard methods for extraction (SPE); review of the approaches for the target analytes; implications for sampling
1.45-2.15 Antibody-based extraction methods for steroids and antibiotics (Stewart Armstrong, Sunderland University) - see also zip file
2.15-2.45 Sampling; Logistics and analysis
2.45-3.30 Summary of meeting

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