Tuesday 24th

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 (Dan Fung Memorial lecture) by Dr. Purnendu C. Vasavada (University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA) and Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra -Cerdanyola del Vallès-, Barcelona):

  • 40 años de avances en los métodos rápidos y la automatización en microbiología [40 years of developments in rapid methods and automation in microbiology]:
    • Historical development of the field of rapid methods and automation in microbiology
    • Sampling and sample preparation of solid and liquid foods, surfaces, and air
    • Biofilm detection and identification
    • 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), turbidity
    • 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); sequencing; proteomics
    • International rapid methods testing market trends of the past 30 years

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):

  • Molecular detection methods using real-time PCR for yeast and mold, pathogenic bacteria, and viruses in food (BIOTECON Diagnostics, GmbH)
  • MALDI Biotyper in food microbiology. Rapid confirmation of pathogens under ISO certification (Bruker Española, SA)
  • Predictive microbiology: conventional methods and qPCR for Legionella spp. analysis (Condalab)
  • How to automate industrial microbiology processes? Air samplers, dilutors, blenders, spiral plater, automatic colony counter and lateral flow readers (IUL, SA)

5:35-5:50 p.m. Break

5:50-6:30 p.m. Ms. Sara García-Gurtubay (Compliance&Values, Leioa, Vizcaya):

  • No sé mucho sobre (micro)biología… ¿y sobre responsabilidad legal en las industrias alimentarias? [Don't know much (micro)biology... but, what do you know about legal responsibility in food industries?]

6:30 p.m. Merienda

Wednesday, 25th November

Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B