Prof. Dr H. F. De Brabander, J. Vanden Bussche, K. Wille, K. Bekaert and L. Vanhaecke
The International Symposium on Hormone and Veterinary Drug Residue Analysis (VDRA) has become one of the leading European meetings for scientific and instrumental advances in residue analysis. Because of its initial location and organizing committee (Prof. C. Van Peteghem, Ghent University, Belgium), it is also called the “Ghent Conference”. The sixth VDRA edition consisted of plenary lectures, presented by invited speakers outstanding in the domain, contributed papers, and a technical exhibition hosted by companies presenting their latest instruments and related products. The Sixth VDRA was held in the new Ufo (University Forum) of Ghent University. In this manuscript the state of the art in residue analysis anno 2010, as brought forward during this symposium is described.