AOAC INTERNATIONAL has 15 Sections connecting analytical communities in the U.S. and worldwide, representing four continents and more than 120 countries.

Sections provide opportunities for participants to share information, build professional contacts, expand leadership skills, and gain practical management experience. Each AOAC Section hosts at least one networking event each year, featuring technical presentations and discussions by leading local and national experts. To join a Section, use the contact information below.

Asia & Asia-Pacific

China Section

People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong
President: Liang Cheng-Zhu, Director, Qingdao Customs
Contact: [email protected]

India Section

President: Shrinivas Joshi. Assistant General Manager, Food & Environment Market, Waters Corporation
Contact: [email protected]

Japan Section

President: Kazuyuki Uchida
Contact: [email protected]
General Contact: [email protected]

Southeast Asia Section

Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand
President: Xinping Hou, Analytical Services Manager, SEA, BV-AQ (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
Contact: [email protected]

Taiwan Section

Taiwan and Penhu, Kimmen, and Matsu regions
President: Daniel Shih, Technical Supervisor, Ministry of Health and Welfare
General Contact: [email protected]


Europe Section

All European countries except Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
President: Dr. Thomas Gude, Thomas Gude GmbH
Contact: [email protected]
Telephone: +41 79 619 06 70

Lowlands Section

Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands
Chairman: Monique de Nijs, Scientist, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety
General Contact: [email protected]

Central and South America

Latin American–Caribbean Section

Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean islands
Contact: Presidente, Luis Alberto Fernandez Anaya, Centro Toxicologico SAC
General Contact: [email protected]

Middle East and Africa

Arab Section (new in 2022!)

Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
President: Amine Kassouf, PhD, Research Scientist, Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS)

Africa Section

Algeria*, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros*, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti*, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt*, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya*, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania*, Mauritius, Morocco*, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Somalia*, Sudan*, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia*, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
(*Shared countries with the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Arab Section)
President: Winta Sintayehu, PACA (Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa)
Contact: [email protected]
General Contact: [email protected]

North America

Atlantic Section

American States: Connecticut, Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia
Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec
Treasurer: Roger M. Brauninger, Consultant/Trainer, A2LA

Mid-Canada Section

Province of Manitoba
President: David Grant, Chemical Engineer, Manitoba Hydro
General Contact: [email protected]

Midwest Section

American States: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Canadian Provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan
President: Jay Alappat, Merieux NutriSciences, Crete, IL, USA
Contact: [email protected] or (+1) (312) 938-5249

Pacific Section

American States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Canadian Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia
President: Charles Yang, Agilent Technologies
Contact: [email protected]

Southern Section

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
President: Ynes Ortega, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA, USA
Contact: [email protected]