Best Poster Award on Olive Oil study entitled “Potential of Ion Mobility combined with LC-HRMS in Food Authenticity Studies: Identification and Characterization of Secoiridoids Isomers found in Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil”
Sofia Drakopoulou, a second-year PhD student, in the research group of Prof. Nikolaos Thomaidis, gained the award of Best Poster for her study on Olive Oil Authenticity, in the 9th Recent Advances in Food Analysis Symposium (RAFA 2019), conducted between 5th-8th of November in Prague, Czech Republic. The research study entitled “Potential of Ion Mobility combined with LC-HRMS in Food Authenticity Studies: Identification and Characterization of Secoiridoids Isomers found in Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil” (Sofia K. Drakopoulou, Dimitrios E. Damalas, Carsten Baessmann, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis), has been included in the top 7 posters, awarded out of 500 posters participated in total.
Her research study focused on the identification and characterization of isomeric compounds found in olive oil, crucial in olive oil health claim. For the isomers separation, the cutting-edge technology of Trapped Ion Mobility combined to Q-TOF mass analyzer, introduced by Bruker, has been applied, while a novel structure elucidation workflow has also been proposed.
Her poster presented in the conference is part of her PhD research, which includes the development of advanced High-Resolution Mass Spectrometric methods for the thorough characterization of olive oil and discovery of new bioactive substances in food products of national importance and the substantiation of their authenticity.
Sofia Drakopoulou receives the best poster award during the closing ceremony of RAFA 2019