Masstwin - H2020 Twinning Project

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Spreading Excellence and widening participation in support of mass spectrometry and related techniques in health, the environment, and food analysis

The objective of the twinning project is to improve the mass-spectrometry based analytical skills of researchers and to adopt best practices comparable to the world‘s leading laboratories.

This will be achieved through a series of exchange visits between the participating laboratories, exploratory workshops, group trainings and collaborative research in the field of health, food and environmental  sciences.  The scientific content of the project is complementary to the activities of the  ISO-FOOD ERA Chair.


5th MS Food DAY, Bologna, Italy, October 11-13, 2017


MASSTWIN supported the organization of this year's MS Food DAY, organized by the Mass Spectrometry section of the Italian Chemical Society. Anja Mahne Opatić, the ISO-FOOD fellow, received the Best Poster Award among 73 poster presentations, with her contribution "A preliminary traceability model for tomato using analysis of stable isotopes, elemental content and chemical markers". 

ISO-FOOD Summer School on element speciation in food, Ljubljana, 25-27 September, 2017


The ERA Chair Iso-Food Summer School addressed the speciation of trace and toxic elements in food by providing participants with an in-depth knowledge of trace element speciation using examples of essential and non-essential elements including Cr, Zn, Ni, Hg and As to teach demonstrate the state-of-the art analytical approaches.

MASSTWIN workshop for stakeholders, Ljubljana, 22 September, 2017


Workshop on "Molecular tools for food traceability, quality and safety" discusses the possiblities for collaboration in food authenticity and traceability, alternative food, food reuse and application of nanotechnologies in food science. 

ISO-FOOD summer school on trace element speciation in food on 25-27 September, 2017


ERA Chair ISO-FOOD invites national stakeholders on September 25-27, 2017, to the summer school on trace element speciation. The working language of the school will be Slovene.


Exploratory workshops

Contact person: Dr. Janez Ščančar


EW1: The use of MS techniques to trace the food origin and quality of food / Bologna, autumn 2017

EW2: Mass spectrometry in support of the environment and health interaction and disease / Antwerpen, Belgium

EW3: The use of stable isotopes in studies of biogeochemical cycling of contaminants and nutrients / Leipzig-Halle, spring 2018


  • Health

    The health-related research conducted in MASSTWIN

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  • Food

    The food-related research conducted in MASSTWIN

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  • Environment

    The environmental research conducted in MASSTWIN

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Jožef Stefan Institute

Jamova cesta 39
1000 Ljubljana

Info contacts for project MASSTWIN
Phone: 01/788-37-46

Location Reactor

Brinje 40
1262 Dol pri Ljubljani
Phone: 01/588-53-55