Mission to Portugal by the University of Alexandria

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Mission to Portugal (April 15-19, 2024) led by Professors Abdel-Wahab Shalaby Kassem and Abdalla Mossed Zeineldin, representing the University of Alexandria in TRACE-RICE

Day 1:

Their visit to the campus of Oeiras, housing three TRACE-RICE partners (INIAV, ITQB NOVA, iBET), commenced with an extensive tour of the technology and innovation unit at INIAV. They explored various food science and...

Participation in the 2nd International Trainee Symposium in Agri-Food, Nutrition, and Health

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The TRACE-RICE project was virtually presented in January 25-26, 2024 at the 2nd International Trainee Symposium in Agri-Food, Nutrition, and Health, organized by the University of Manitoba, Canada, where three concise oral presentations were delivered:

  1. Investigating the Impact of Washing and Household Cooking on Residual Pesticide Levels in Long Grain Rice
  2. Exploring Innovative Strategies for...

Expanding TRACE-RICE Initiatives Among Egyptian Stakeholders

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The mission of the TRACE-RICE coordinator to Egypt was multifaceted, with a primary objective of both visiting and replicating project results for stakeholders within the rice value chain. Including a pivotal visit to the Alexandria University Agricultural Experimental Station, spanning 200 ha and situated 11 km east of the faculty campus in Abbes, facilitated by the vice Dean Dr. Heba Salama...


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Mission to Egypt (January 8-11, 2024) led by Carla Brites, TRACE-RICE coordinator, organized by Professor Abdel Wahab of Alexandria University.

At the University of Alexandria, Carla Brites visited the Faculty of Agriculture, engaging with Dean Professor Mohammad Bahieldeen and Vice Deans. She explored the Department of Agricultural Engineering and Biosystems, meeting the head, Professor...

Extended deadline for submissions of rice papers

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Submit your RICE research and innovation papers for publication in the Special Issue titled "Sustainability, Safety, Health Claims, and Authenticity: Pathways for Improving Sensory Quality, Physiological Function, and Utilization of Rice" in the Foods journal. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 30. For more details and to submit your work, click here

TRACE-RICE participated in the IRC 2023

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TRACE-RICE actively participated in the International Rice Congress 2023 (IRC 2023), a gathering of global experts in rice science and technology. The event, held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines, brought together influential figures from academia, private companies, and research institutions across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States. These...

TRACE-RICE participated in the ISEKI E-conference

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The TRACE-RICE project participated in the 6th edition of the ISEKI E-conference on Food Production, based on food safety, sustainable development and circular economy last November. During the conference, the team presented a poster titled Phenolic Characterization of Mediterranean Rice Varieties and the Development of Predictive Models by NIR and FTIR, accessible at ...

TRACE-RICE honoured with the Best Poster Award

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At the Microbiology and Biotechnology Congress (Microbiotec) held in Covilhã, Portugal, from December 7 to 9, 2023, the TRACE-RICE team was honoured with the Best Poster Award in the category of Food Microbiology & Biotechnology. The awarded poster, titled Molecular Profiling of Hidden Insect Infestation in Stored Rice Grains: A Comprehensive RT-PCR Approach for Species Discrimination and...

IATA-CSIC presented a poster focusing on vegetable beverages

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IATA presented the poster "Understanding the marketed plant-based beverages: from ingredients technological function to their nutritional value" at the "X International PhD Student Symposium IATA" which took place on the 20th of October at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Paterna, Valencia, Spain.