Training Schools are one of the types of networking activities organised by a Cost Action to help the Action achieve their MoU Objectives and deliver impact with regard to Capacity Building and Research Coordination. SENSORFINT Cost Action organises its Third Training School in Spectroscopy aims to deepen the trainee’s knowledge in the fundamentals, data processing and applications of different non-destructive spectral sensors. The training school will give an introduction to practical applied spectroscopy for assessment of food quality. Focus
will be on near-infrared (NIR), MIR-ATR and Fluorescence spectroscopy. There will be lectures, some practical experience with instrumentation, as well as exercises in the analysis of spectral data.

The SENSORFINT Third Training School will be celebrated from 3 July -2024 (9.00 pm) to 5 July -2024 (15.30 pm) at the Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB), Institute of Quality Science Poznań, Poland.

Modality: face to face
• Introduction to NIR, MIR and fluorescence spectroscopy.
• Key aspects in the development of applications.
• Spectral data processing: calibration and validation.
• Applications of spectral sensors in food applications.
• Practical sessions for spectra collection with different spectroscopic techniques.
• Practical sessions for data processing.
• Lola Pérez Marín, University of Córdoba
• Tom Fearn, University College London
• Ewa Sikorska, Institute of Quality Science, Poznań
• Krzysztof Wójcicki, Institute of Quality Science, Poznań
• Katarzyna Pawlak-Lemańska, Institute of Quality Science, Poznań
• Katarzyna Włodarska, Institute of Quality Science, Poznań

Call launched: 13th May 2024
Application deadline: 27th May 2024
Decision by the evaluation committee: 5th June 2024

This call is open to all participants, but priority will be given to Young Researchers and
Innovators (researchers and innovators age below 40). A balance between Working
Groups, gender and geographical range will also be considered.

Eligibility and more info in Annotated Rules for Cost Actions. Please see at for full details).

How to apply
The applicant should complete:
• A fully completed COST TS application form
• A motivation letter.
• Applicant CV (reduced version 4 pages maximum).

* This information must be submitted to the following persons by email:
The Chair of the COST Action (Prof. Lola Pérez Marín,
The Vice Chair (Prof. Tom Fearn,
The TS coordinator (Prof. Ewa Sikorska,
They will be in charge of the selection procedure.

Evaluation criteria
• Scientific quality excellence and motivation 40 %
• Member of SENSORFINT 30%
• Training benefit for the applicant 20 %
• ITC countries 10 %