Hi all!

My name is Mazia and I’m from Pakistan, working on “ProtectED” project at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Being part of such a broad and multinational project constantly provides us with opportunities to attend conferences and meet experts from all around the world. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend BioDetectors Conference at Super C, RWTH Aachen, Germany. This conference was organised by Biodetection systems (BDS) Amsterdam, who are also partners in “ProtectED” project.

This conference covered a variety of topics such as safety of plastic packaging in food and medical instruments, bioactivity in drinking water, to detection of dioxins in food and chicken egg. Novel detection methods for toxicants and pharmaceutical products in environment were also discussed. All in all, it was a great opportunity to know about EDC’s detection strategies used by different research groups and companies.

In addition, a social event/dinner organised on the first day of conference was one of a kind. It was a typical German dinner in a revolving restaurant on 9th floor of water tower Belverde. This tower was originally built in 1956 and the restaurant was opened to the public in 2012 after being closed for several years. The view of Aachen City and the sunset from the top of the tower was absolutely amazing.

Summary: Good conference, good food, good company, happy days! Here are some of the pictures from the conference, until next time.

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