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XX Workshop on Rapid Methods and Automation in Food Microbiology (MRAMA) 

: 22 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022

: Barcelona, Spain

Sector : Food & Beverage

Type : Conference - In person

The XX Workshop on Rapid Methods and Automation in Food Microbiology (MRAMA) DYCFung memorial is designed for: Directors and Technicians of Industries, Consultants, Food and Feed Laboratories, and other sectors (Microbiological, Biotechnological, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Chemical, Environmental, etc.)

This year's workshop features the following speakers/lectures:

  • Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (UAB): Overview on rapid methods, automation and miniaturization in microbiology
  • Dr. Armand Sánchez Bonastre (UAB): Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and massive genome sequencing applied to food safety
  • Ms. Eva Tolosa Muñoz (Catalan Health Department): Microbiological surveillance programmes and evaluation of results. Practical cases on alert management
  • Mr. Ricardo Fernández Casal (Centros Comerciales Carrefour): Food quality and safety from the distribution sector perspective
  • Safety assurance and spoilage minimisation. Ready-to-eat fresh vegetables, ready-to-eat meals and catering:
    • Ms. Clara Munilla Esparza (Florette Ibérica)
    • Ms. Erika Blašková (Heura Foods)
    • Mr. Roger Sellarés Pujol (Audens Food)
    • Ms. Anna Moliner Ràfols (Càtering Cal Blay)
    • Ms. Raquel Arrebola Fernández (Establiments Viena)
  • Dr. Ignacio López Goñi (Universidad de Navarra): Microbiota: a change of paradigm in personalized medicine
  • Mr. David Tomás Fornés (WG ISO/CEN microbiological methods standardisation): ISO standards. What are the current and future considerations?

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 (ELFA, latex agglutination, lateral immunomigration, immunoprecipitation) 
  • molecular detection methods (other than PCR)


  • Audits in processing plants. Aspects to be checked (SGS ICS Ibérica)
  • Trust and transparency, key elements in food safety and GFSI schemes (Intertek Ibérica Spain)
  • Microbiological risks in HACCP systems? At last, identify them properly at your company! (Imagining Management Systems)
  • Use of internet for applications of predictive microbiology (Barcelona Public Health Agency)

And also:

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

Exhibition from 12 microbiology companies: Bioser, BioSystems, Bluephage, Bruker Española, Comercial Hospitalaria Grupo-3, Condalab, Illumina Productos España, Interscience, LGC Standards, Sysmex España, Thermo Fisher Diagnostics, Werfen


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