XIX.2 Workshop on Rapid Methods and Automation in Food Microbiology (MRAMA)

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2021-11-23 at 09:00

End

2021-11-26 at 16:00
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Location

Barcelona, Spain

To broaden and spread the theoretical and practical knowledge about innovative methods for rapid detection, enumeration, isolation and identification of foodborne and waterborne microorganisms and their metabolites.

Keywords: Rapid microbiology · Automation · Miniaturization · Food safety · Pathogens · Food analysis

Designed for: Directors and technicians of industries, consultancies and laboratories of food and feed, and other sectors (microbiological, biotechnological, clinical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, environmental, etc.); inspectors and other administration staff; university professors and technical staff, graduate and postgraduate students; people from other research centres; etc.

Lecturers and lectures:

  • Dr. Purnendu C. Vasavada (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) and Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (UAB): 40 years of developments in rapid methods and automation in microbiology
  • Dr. Armand Sánchez Bonastre (UAB): Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and massive genome sequencing applied to food safety
  • Ms. Nathalie Gnanou Besse (ANSES): The problem of detection and enumeration of low numbers of pathogens in food: the examples of Listeria monocytogenes and Cronobacter spp.
  • Mr. Juan F. Romo Valerga (Grupo Ubago): Smoked salmon and Listeria monocytogenes, "close enemies"
  • Safety assurance and spoilage minimisation. Ready-to-eat meals and catering:
    • Ms. Cristina Díez Fernández (Grupo Empresarial Palacios Alimentación)
    • Mr. Xavier González Morales (Casa Mas Alimentación)
    • Ms. Àngels Garcia Pascual (La Sirena Alimentación Congelada)
    • Mr. Àngel Rojas Soler (Productos Alimenticios Frescos-Grupo Gallo)
    • Ms. Anna Higuera García (SERHS Food Area)
  • Dr. Daniel Ramón Vidal (ADM Biopolis): Engineering our microbiome: a new way to improve our health
  • Dr. Montserrat Llagostera Casas (UAB): Bacteriophages: a new type of products to improve food safety​
     

3-day laboratory sessions:

  • sample preparation and plating
  • rapid viable cell count methods
  • environmental control
  • chromogenic culture media
  • miniaturization
  • diagnostic kits
  • methods based on ATP – bioluminescence, colorimetry, others
  • immunological detection methods (ELISA/ELFA, latex agglutination, lateral immunomigration, immunoprecipitation)
  • molecular detection methods (other than PCR)
     

Demonstrations:

  • IFS v7: deviation or point of attention? (SGS ICS Ibérica)
  • Food safety culture as the fundamentals on FSMS (Intertek Ibérica Spain)
     

And also:

  • 2 open discussions (Safety assurance and spoilage minimisation / Instrumentation, world trade trends, other current topics)

For more information visit the MRAMA website.

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