SHORT ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD
Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
The scientific committee discerned Best Short oral presentation award to Dr. Christoph Wiedmer from Fraunhofer Institute, Germany for his presentation “Smells of a Modern World: How to identify and characterize odorants in contemporary materials”.
Summary of presentation: The presentation focused on using state-of-the-art chemo-analytical techniques based on comprehensive gas-chromatography with mass spectrometry to identify odorous compounds in consumer products, including plastic toys or glues. The methods employed were demonstrated to successfully elucidate odorants in contemporary materials, as was shown for selected odorants and products. The presentation also addressed the enormous potential of digitising olfaction and discussed the related work in this field that is currently being undertaken as part of the Campus of the Senses (www.campusdersinne.de) initiative in Germany.
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