Jan 20-21

Agricultural Production and Technology Special Seminar 2023

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics of Agriculture and Food

by Okinawa Agricultural Research Society

Deadline: January 17, 2023, 5:00 PM UTC+9

When and where

Date and time

Fri, January 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC+9
Sat, January 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM UTC+9



About this event

3-4 hours/session

 Unlike infrared spectroscopy, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is used in many fields, not just the food industry, because it can acquire chemical information even from objects that contain a lot of moisture content. As an example, in Okinawa, it is used to analyse the sugar content in sugarcane, mango, etc; moisture content in cereals such as rice, wheat, etc; and oil in beans.  Chemometrics is a coined word derived by combining chemistry (Chem) and metrics (metrics). Chemometrics is a research field related to analyzing experimental data, including signal processing, quantitative and qualitative analysis. Meanwhile, the development of various experimental data such as regression analysis, pattern recognition, deep learning, and data fusion is in progress. It is now being used in many fields of studies because of its possibility to acquire many and complex data due to available sophisticated analytical instruments. It is therefore an essential analytical technique for near-infrared spectroscopy.

     The seminar topic is “Near-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics in agriculture and food”. This seminar includes 2 sessions. The first session targets audience who are students (i.e., undergraduate and postgraduate) and beginners by Prof. Dr. Y. Ozaki and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) group. The second session is short lectures from world-famous guest speakers from Spain, Italy, Austria, and Thailand, specialists in the field. The target is researchers who are interested in seeing more global-level use of NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics in agriculture and food.

Session 1: Fri, January 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC+9 (Basic Seminar: For students and beginners)

Session 2: Sat, January 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM UTC+9 (International Seminar: For researchers)

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Don’t miss this opportunity as we will have a lecture by a world-famous guest and it is free for society members!

*Please Note*
     This seminar is held exclusively for the members of the Okinawa Agriculture Society and the participation cost is free!! However, if you are not a member and want to join this seminar. Please click the button below to join the Okinawa Agriculture Society member (in Japanese).