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Emerging microbiological hazards bring new challenges to food safety

Join us for a webinar on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM CET.

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Management of food safety in companies is based on the Food Law (R178/200) which requires application of Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. But, despite significant efforts by food companies, more than 340,000 foodborne diseases still occur per year in Europe. We will provide in this webinar an overview of different drivers of changes that may induce emergence of new  icrobiological risks and may affect the microbiological food safety. 

Different emergence factors will be presented with illustrative examples: changes of the microorganisms themselves (new virulence factors, new genes of resistance, adaptation and persistence in food-processing environments), changes in microbial environment (climatic changes, modes of primary production, new modes of transformation or preservation, new consumption habits, globalization of commercial trade), and changes in host sensitivity (increasing in sensitive or ageing populations). We will conclude with some insights of the future challenges to microbial food safety: development of rapid and quantitative methods as early warning systems, improvement in methods for detection and identification of pathogens, model development (predictive microbiology, dynamic infectious disease models, risk factor models, source attribution models, multi-criteria analysis models).

Florence Dubois-Brissonnet is Professor of Microbiology and Food Safety in the Department of Food Science and Technology of the University AgroParisTech (France) since 2012 and was assistant professor in the same institute from 1992. In the research team “Bioadhesion, biofilm and hygiene of materials” which is part of Micalis Research Joint Unit (INRA, AgroParisTech), she coordinates research programs on adaptation and persistence of foodborne pathogens in food processing environments. She has developed an expertise on bacterial membrane adaptation under stresses through characterization of membrane fatty acid composition.

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Tel: +43-699 19247527, Fax: +43-1-9909903,

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Cooperation Agreement


National University of Food Technologies and the Beijing company for science and technology development "Zhundedynchhen" (China) signed a Cooperation Agreement in order to develop and expand international cooperation in the field of innovative technologies.

The Agreement provides for cooperation in the following areas:

• joint activities focused on popularizing science, technology and innovation technologies;

• implementation of science and technology policy, focused on developing the research potential;

• development of modern innovation infrastructure;

• attracting grants for the innovative infrastructure development and support.





Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 
Facultat de Veterinària 
Lecture hall


Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona 
(UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain, November 22-25, 2016

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

Updated and detailed information

Lecturers and 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"
  • Dr. David Rodríguez Lázaro (Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain): "Harmonization and standardization in food molecular microbiology: Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. cases"
  • Dr. José Martínez Peinado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain): "Food yeasts: good friends, worse foes?"
  • Dr. Mª del Carmen Portillo Guisado (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain): "Microbiological spoilage of wines and cavas: who are the guilty and how to detect them"
  • Dr. Olav Sliekers (Purac Biochem, Gorinchem, the Netherlands): "Meat and meat products spoilage in the genomic era: analysis with metagenomics and culture-dependent methods to meet the suspects"
  • Dr. Martin G. Wilkinson (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland): "Flow cytometry and food microbiology: challenges, opportunities and progress to date"
  • Mr. David Tomás Fornés (Nestec, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland): "Sampling techniques for microbiological environmental monitoring in food industry"

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
  • immunological detection methods (latex agglutination, immunoprecipitation, lateral immunomigration)


  • Use of internet for applications of predictive microbiology (Barcelona Public Health Agency)
  • Microbiological risks in HACCP systems? At last, identify them properly at your company! (Imagining Management Systems)
  • Food allergens: detection and quantification methods (Bioser - Romer Labs Diagnostic)

And also:

  • 3 round tables (Molecular biology methods applied to food safety Food spoilage / Instrumentation in food microbiology, world trade trends, other current topics)
  • Exhibition from 11 microbiology companies: Bio-Rad LaboratoriesBioser, BioSystems, BIOTECON Diagnostics - Tiselab, Bruker Española, iMiCROQ, Interscience, Merck - Sigma-Aldrich Química, Nirco - Neogen Europe, Thermo Fisher DiagnosticsWerfen - QIAGEN




"Horizon 2020": how to succeed

On October 20, 2016 National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" held "Horizon 2020" Information Day, main topic of which was "Writing proposals: the secret of victory".

"Horizon 2020" Information Day was organized by National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Project "R&I – LINKS 2 UA" of EU program for research and innovation "Horizon 2020", National Information Centre for EU cooperation in science and technology National Contact Point (Horizon 2020) of Ukraine, and National Contact Center (NTUU "Igor Sikorsky KPI") on the fields of "Information and Communication Technologies" and "Climate and efficient use of resources, including raw materials". More details




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