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Become a Digital Wine Connoisseur - Aroma Characterization using GCMS

60 minutes

Wine is a very delicate agricultural product, whereby, similar grape varieties can achieve very different aromatic profiles due to various cultivation conditions. With these variations, aroma profiling of wine is essential in the production process to identify consumers' preferences, formulating conditions and also quality control. These aromatic profiles are determined by a multitude of volatile compounds which are usually characterized comprehensively using GC/GCMS. In this webinar, Prof. Erich Leitner from Graz University of Technology will share on wine profiling and how GC/GCMS as analytical tool could help on different origin of different wines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction and background to the factors affecting aromatic profile of wine
  • Understand how you can use GC/GCMS as an analytical tool to identify the origins of different wines
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of different techniques in wine profiling

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Prof. Erich Leitner
Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry
Graz University of Technology

Prof. Erich Leitner studied technical chemistry at the Graz University of Technology, Austria where he obtained a PhD in organic trace analysis and habilitation in “Food Chemistry”. His research activities are focused on the identification of volatile and odour active substances in food and food contact materials. Currently he is head of the research group “Food chemistry and Human Sensory Analysis” at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry at the Graz University of Technology. In his research he combines the use of a trained expert panel and highly specific equipment based on gas chromatographic techniques for the identification and quantification of aromatic compounds.

Tan Teck Beng is the Senior Product Specialist for Scientific Instrument in Shimadzu Asia Pacific. He has been providing application support for OES, XRF, XRD, EPMA, SPM and ESCA for the past 19 years. He has conducted numerous Application Seminars and Workshops on Materials Characterization/Failure Analysis/Restriction of Hazardous Substances in countries supported by Shimadzu Asia Pacific. The countries where he has conducted include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore. He is currently providing Application and Technical Support for Shimadzu Scientific Instruments for more than 200 companies in Asia Pacific Region utilizing shimadzu scientific instruments. He has an MSc degree in Materials Science from the National University of Singapore.



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