Improvement and development of methodologies of separation and determination of all types of substances in simple and complex matrices. Reduction of detection time, costs and simplification of analyzes.
Transfer and adaptation of analytical techniques already developed.
Provision of powerful resources in instruments of the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona.
Analytical Techniques of the Chemical Environment
Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-ES-MS) and in tandem masses (LC-ES-MS / MS).
Possibility of using different mass analyzers, quadrupole (Q), or triple quadrupole (QQQ), flight time (TOF), ion trap (IT) and Orbitrap.
Matrix-assisted ionization / desorption mass spectrometry (MALDI) with time-of-flight analyzers (MALDI-TOF).
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-ES-IT and CE-ES-TOF).
Plasma coupled to the mass spectrometer (ICP-MS).
Analytical techniques of the microbiological environment
Conventional microbiology techniques.
Molecular techniques (PCR, RAPD PCR, DNA arrays) for the detection of pathogens in food samples.
Molecular techniques (PCR, RAPD PCR, DNA arrays) for the characterization of strains of alimentary interest.
Molecular techniques for qualitative (ISO/TS 15216-2:2013) and quantitative (ISO 15216-1:2017) analysis of Norovirus and Hepatitis A Virus using the RTqPCR reference method.
Molecular techniques for detection of Hepatitis E Virus on foods.
Methods to evaluate virucidal activity by molecular and infectivity tests.