Tuesday 26th

8:45-9:30 a.m. Handout material delivery

9:30-10:15 a.m. Official opening of the workshop

10:15-11:35 a.m. Opening lecture by Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra -Cerdanyola del Vallès-, Barcelona):

  • Visión general de los métodos rápidos y miniaturizados, y la automatización en microbiología [Overview on rapid methods, automation and miniaturization in microbiology]:
    • Sampling and sample preparation of solid and liquid foods, surfaces, and air
    • Miniaturization: microtiter plate, most probable number (MPN), viable cell counts. Diagnostic kits
    • Methods for viable cell counts: hydrophobic grid, spiral plating, flow cytometry, direct epifluorescence filter technique (DEFT)
    • Other methods to detect microorganisms: Fung’s double tube, Fung-Yu tube
    • Methods for viable cell counts, based on electric impedance and conductance
    • Methods for viable cell counts, based on ATP – bioluminiscence and colorimetry
    • Immunological methods for microbial and toxin detection and identification: immunomagnetic separation, ELISA and ELFA, reversed passive latex agglutination, lateral immunomigration, immunoprecipitation
    • Molecular biology methods for microbial detection and identification: hybridization (DNA and rRNA probes); polymerase chain reaction (PCR); DNA and rRNA characterization (fingerprinting, riboprinting); biosensors, biochips and microchips; proteomics

11:35-11.50 a.m. Breakfast

11:50 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Dr. Armand Sánchez Bonastre (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra -Cerdanyola del Vallès-, Barcelona):

  • La polymerase chain reaction (PCR) y la secuenciación genómica masiva aplicadas a la seguridad alimentaria [Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and massive genome sequencing applied to food safety]

1:10-2:40 p.m. Lunch

2:40-5:35 p.m. Microbiology companies · exhibition (Pasteur, Yersin, Evans and Margulis groups):

5:35-5:50 p.m. Break

5:50-6:30 p.m. Ms. Paloma Bellver Moreira (Laboratorio de Saúde Pública de Galicia, Lugo):

  • Incidencia de la implantación del cribado, molecular o inmunológico, para investigar patógenos alimentarios y ambientales. Casos prácticos [Incidence of molecular or immunological screening implementation for food and environmental pathogen research. Practical cases]

6:30 p.m. Merienda

Wednesday, 27th November

Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B