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

: 23 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

: Barcelona, Spain

Sector: Food & Beverage

Type: Conference - Virtual


The XIX.2 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. 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)

Exhibition from 11 microbiology companies: bioMérieux España, Bioser, BioSystems, Bluephage, Bruker Española, Condalab, Illumina Productos España, IUL, LGC Standards, Merck Life Science, Thermo Fisher Diagnostics

Venue

Barcelona
Spain


Organizer

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Phone: +34-93-5811446
Email: josep.yuste@uab.cat
Visit: https://jornades.uab.cat/workshopmrama/en


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