27 - 30 May 2013
FINAL MYCORED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The final MycoRed International Conference will take place in Apulia, Italy, 27 -30 May 2013. Academics, individuals from research institutes, universities, national and international agencies and industry, who are working in this important field of research, will join the last MycoRed appointment. The scientific programme will reflect a spectrum of disciplines (methods of analysis and sampling, toxicity, chemistry, biochemistry, biocontrol, prevention, risk assessment, occurence in foods and feeds), presenting the last advances and results coming from this interdisciplinary project. Finally the conference will represent an opportunity to gain an overview of research and future developments on mycotoxin research.
Information supplied by Wim Beek (RIKILT)
Apulia - Italy
03 - 04 June 2013
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT: IS THERE A PROBLEM?
The presence, fate and behavior of human pharmaceuticals in the environment is well documented. This topic is the subject of much attention from scientists as well as policy makers and the general public. However, little is known regarding whether or not their presence constitutes a risk to either wildlife or humans. Answers to this question would help to influence areas of risk assessment, water management and pharmaceutical production as well as regulatory affairs and public perception. Based on scientific sessions and round table discussions, this International Conference aims to open the debate to a wide audience, allowing discussion of questions such as “is there a problem”, and “what are the consequences of PIEs not only in terms of human and wildlife health, but also from a regulatory and financial perspective” ?
Information supplied by Philippe Vermeulen (CRA-W)
Nîmes - France
19 - 23 Aug 2013
EMERGING AND RAPID METHODS IN MICROBIOLOGY
New advances in analytical and molecular technologies are having a dramatic impact on the practice of microbiology. These new and rapid methods have led to improvements in nucleic acid, chemical, immunological, and Nano/MEMs systems for the identification of microorganisms, toxins, and cellular products. These technologies are providing new and valuable solutions across multiple research and market sectors in fields such as food safety, agriculture, bio-pharmaceuticals, environmental safety, and animal health care. These emerging and rapid methods provide greater sensitivity, accuracy, precision, and reproducibility when compared to conventional growth-based methods. This workshop at the K-State–Olathe campus will provide participants an introduction into the application of these new technologies and the benefits they provide in the practice of microbiology in the real world.
Information supplied by Anthony E Maltese (Kansas State University Olathe)
Kansas-State-Olathe campus - USA
05 - 08 Nov 2013
RAFA 2013: RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS
The program will be accompanied by several satellite workshops, interactive and vendor seminars: - 2nd European workshop on Ambient mass spectrometry in food and natural products - Interactive seminar on sample-prep and separation techniques and approaches for mass spectrometry detection in food quality / safety: Step by step strategies for fast development of analytical method - Interactive seminar on data handling and chemometrics, foodomics - Vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics for monitoring of food and feed products, lab-to-the-sample - Food safety issues beyond the EU – challenges for analytical methods update - Joint Research Centre seminar – research activities and opportunities for collaboration strengthening, with a special focus to young scientists - VENDOR SEMINARS – introducing recent instrumentation and scientific strategies for advanced food quality / safety control
Information supplied by Philippe Vermeulen, webmaster
Prague - Czech Republic