Expert in spectroscopy, microscopy and chemometry
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Dr. Vincent Baeten is part of the statutory staff and is project leader at the Quality Department of Agricultural products of CRA-W since 1999. He got his Engineer degree (1993) and PhD (1998) in Agricultural Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. Since 2006, he leads at CRA-W the group of spectroscopy, microscopy and chemometry that develop alternative physical methods for the quality, the authentication and the traceability of agro-food products and for feed safety. He has more than 13 years of experience on European projects. In 1996-98, he was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Instituto de la Grasa of Seville (Spain) where he was involved in demonstrating the potential of alternative techniques for the detection and quantification of food product adulteration. Since 1999, he has been participating to the improvement of reference methods and the development of alternative methods for the detection of constituents of animal origin in feed. He has also a wide expertise in the management and administration of European projects. In the last 10 years he has participated to several projects dealing with quality and safety of food and feed (STRATFEED, TYPIC, MEDEO, ...) project. He is member of the scientific committee of the TRACE IP project and CONFFIDENCE European projects. These projects concern the traceability and the safety of food and feed products. Since July 2006, he is the director of the Community Reference Laboratory for Animal proteins in feedingstuffs (CRL-AP) He is also the coordinator of the European SAFEED-PAP project aiming the development of analytical methods for the species detection of processed animal proteins.


  • von Holst, C., Baeten, V., Boix, A., Slowikowski, B., Fernández Pierna, J.A., Tirendi, S., Dardenne, P. Transferability study of a near-infrared microscopic method for the detection of banned meat and bone meal in feedingstuffs. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 392 (1-2) (2008), 313-317.
  • Baeten, V., Fernandez Pierna, J.A. & Dardenne, P. (2007). Hyperspectral imaging techniques: an attractive solution for the analysis of biological and agricultural materials. In: Techniques and Applications of Hyperspectral Image Analysis, Editors, Hans F. Grahn & Paul Geladi. 289-311.
  • Fernández Pierna J.A., V. Baeten, P. Dardenne. Screening of compound feeds using NIR hyperspectral data. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 84 (2006), 114-118.
Where am I?
Luciano Pinotti, University of MilanAshild Krogdahl, NVHIan Givens, Reading UniversityChris Knight, University of CopenhagenVincent Baeten, CRA-WDolores Pérez Marín, University of CordobaStephen Woodgate, Beacon ResearchJoop Luten, NofimaHans Dieter Hess, AgroscopeBart Van Droogenbroeck, ILVOJerzy Juskiewicz, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Anna Haug, UMBMindaugas Malakauskas, LVAIonelia Taranu, INCDBNARodica Criste, INCDBNAAneliya Haritova, Trakia UniversityKris Sejrsen, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and NutritionRafael Codony, University of BarcelonaFrancesc Guardiola, University of BarcelonaKatri Ling, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicinePreben Bach Holm, University AarhusDavid Arney, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary MedicineAna Garrido Varo, University of CordobaJaroslava Ovesna, Institute of Crop ResearchKevin Shingfield, MTT Agrifood ResearchNastasia Belc, Institute of Food BioresourcesRupert Bruckmaier, University of BernJohn Wallace, Rowett Research InstituteCornelia Metges and Harald Hammon, FBNJaap Keijer, WURAila Vanhatalo, University of HelsinkiJovanka Levic, Institute of Food TechnologyDavid Kenny, Institute for Food and HealthIsabelle Oswald, INRAMilan Marounek, Institute of Animal ScienceVeerle Fievez, Ghent UniversityMarcela Speranda, Faculty of Agriculture CroatiaKostas Mountzouris, Agricultural University of AthensIoannis Politis, Agricultural University of AthensMargrit Velik, Institute of Live Stock ResearchBegona de la Roza-Delgado, SERIDAJohn O`Doherty, Institute for Food and Health
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