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Analytical techniques

Vak 2019-2020

Contact
Coordinator: Angelic van der Aar
Email: aar.vd.a@hsleiden.nl

Description
Analytical techniques are important within the food industry. Modern analytical techniques are used to identify molecules in food. During this course we will explore several important techniques and learn about possibilities to analyze food, sample preparations and applications.
Techniques will be discussed, like:
- Chromatography (HPLC and GC)
- Mass spectrometry (GCMS and LCMS)
- Infraread (IR)

Learning goals
Learning Objectives:

Student are able to:

  • Describe in their own words the use of analytical techniques in relation to food and cooking
  • Decide which analytical technique is to be used to identify a certain molecule
  • Relate functional groups to specific odors and taste.

Final Qualifications:

Students:

  • know and understand the basic analytical techniques in relation to food and cooking
  • can decide which analytical technique is to be used to identify food-related molecules.
  • can document and present results.

Timetable
Period: September – January
Or: February - June

Mode of instruction
Lectures, workshops

Assessment method
Practical Assignment

Blackboard
Blackboard will be used for communication and exchange of documents

Reading list
Will be provided

Registration
This course is part of the programme Science of Cooking.A student is required to follow all courses included in this programme.