Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain, November 24-27, 2015

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: http://jornades.uab.cat/workshopmrama/en

Lecturers and lectures:

  • - Key-note speaker and Major lecturer: Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung (Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA): overview on rapid methods, automation and miniaturization in microbiology
  • Dr. Cécile Lahellec (AFSSA, Maisons-Alfort, France): “Short story of a long period of interaction with poultry bacteria: the saga of salmonellas”
  • Dr. Armand Sánchez Bonastre (UAB): “Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)”
  • Mr. Daniel López Medina (PremiumLab, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain): “Validation of ELISA kits for allergen determination”
  • Mr. Jon Basagoiti Azpitarte (Imagining  Management Systems, Ermua, Spain): “Microbiological analyses: are they the bumper of your system or a guarantee for your consumers’ health”
  • Dr. Daniel Ramón Vidal (Biópolis, Paterna, Spain): “Massive genome sequencing applied to food safety”
  • Ms. Alicia Subires Orenes (UAB): “Flow cytometry for injured foodborne pathogenic bacteria detection”
  • Dr. Norbert Langfeldt (Zentrales Institut des Sanitätsdienstes der Bundeswehr Kiel, Kronshagen, Germany): “Food hygiene and safety in crisis regions: application of rapid methods in a field laboratory”
  • Mr. David Tomás Fornés (Nestec Ltd, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland): “Sample preparation for microbiological analyses: challenges and improvements in the 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, fluorometry
  • - immunological detection methods (latex agglutination, immunoprecipitation, lateral immunomigration)


  • Use of internet for applications of predictive microbiology
  • Typical deviations in food safety system certification audits (BRC, IFS and FSSC22000) (SGS ICS Ibérica)
  • Tecnología PlasmIA: detección fácil, rápida y múltiple de patógenos mediante un nuevo ensayo inmuno-óptico (Prestodiag)

And also:

  • - 2 round tables (Massive genome sequencing applied to food safety / Instrumentation in food microbiology, world trade trends, and other current topics)
  • - Exhibition from 11 microbiology companies: 3M España, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Gomensoro, INGENASA, Interscience, IUL, Panreac Química, Sigma-Aldrich Química, Thermo Scientific, Werfen – QIAGEN