What Happens at a Section Meeting?

  • Networking with groups across the US
  • Presentations sharing current scientific findings
  • Panels with experts from various fields including: Method validation, chemistry and food microbiology
  • Special Guest: Thomas Hammack, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Reserve Your Hotel Room

The section has a partnered with Atlanta Marriott Northeast/ Emory to provide a special rate. Special rate valid through April 1, 2023.

Apply For Presentations & Posters

Please email the respective chairperson for details and submissions:

Microbiology Program Dr. Yn├ęs Ortega ortega@uga.edu

Chemistry Program Dr. Sookwang Lee sookwang.lee@fda.hhs.gov

Main Fields of Study


  • Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Energy Innovations, and Nutraceuticals
  • New Technologies & Methodology
  • Toxins, Food, Environmental Contaminants, Heavy Metals,  Antibiotics, Unknowns


  • Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Energy Innovations, and Nutraceuticals
  • New Developments and Analysis of Food Borne Pathogens
  • MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry
  • PCR, Mass Spectrometry
  • Rapid testing

Let’s make something beautiful together.