Invited Speakers and Session Chairs

The following speakers have been invited to present at the conference:

Session 1
Topics:  Single cell modelling: methods, approaches, data acquisition, applications and impacts in food spoilage and food safety

Kostas Koutsoumanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Towards behavioral and molecular noise in individual cell growth and death.


Session 2
Topics:  Modelling cross-contamination/microbial transference/recontamination: methods, applications and impacts in food safety and spoilage, modelling under dynamic conditions

Fernando Perez-Rodriguez, University of Cordoba, Spain
- Quantitative tools for modelling microbial transfer in foods: Impact on food safety and quality


Session 3
Topics: Modelling microbial interactions, modelling impact of food structure and biofilms.

Paw Dalgaard, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Modelling of microbial interactions in food - applications and challenges.


Session 4
Topics: Data collection in predictive modelling, data assessment, model construction, computational approaches, dose response modelling

Ursula A. Gonzales-Barron, CIMO - Mountain Research Centre, Portugal
- Integrating food microbial safety knowledge using meta-analytical modelling


Session 5
Topics: Modelling and "omics", systems biology, interdisciplinary approaches in predictive modelling and new approaches in predictive modelling.

Stanley Brul, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Bacterial spore proteomics; implications for models of spore germination and outgrowth in food


Session 6
Topics: Predictive mycology, prediction of mycotoxin production and fate during food processing, exposure assessment

Sonia Marin, University of Lleida, Spain
- How may predictive mycology help reducing the risk of mycotoxin contamination in foods?


Session 7
Topics: Predictive microbiology and risk analysis softwares: building, uses, decision support tools, databases

Mariem Ellouze, Nestle, Switzerland and Fanny Tenenhaus-Aziza, CNIEL, France
- Predictive and risk modelling software: evolution, users profiles and main applications over the last two decades


Session 8
Software Fair

Mariem Ellouze, Nestle, Switzerland and Fanny Tenenhaus-Aziza, CNIEL, France


Session 9
Topics: Modelling microbial growth under stress, impact of stress on recovery of analytical methods, impacts of stress on risk and spoilage, persistence of microorganisms in the environment and transference to foods

Jozsef Baranyi, Institute of Food Research, United Kingdom
- Quantifying the growth potential of a bacterial population under stress conditions - Implications for predicting risk.


Session 10
Topics: Modelling applied to viruses and protozoan pathogens

Donald W. Schaffner, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA
- Modelling risks associated with virus and protozoan pathogens in foods.


Session 11
Topics: Risk assessment, risk communication, risk management, food safety objectives, appropriate level of protection, risk-based decisions, assessing variability/uncertainty.

Marcel Zwietering, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Quantitative risk analysis: challenges of variability in assessing, managing and communicating risks.


Session 12
Topics: Innovations in modelling, applications of predictive modelling in food safety and food spoilage, applications of risk analysis

Robert L. Buchanan, University of Maryland, USA
- Predictive microbiology and risk analysis: How the world is benefiting from your efforts.

Supporting Publications
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  • Elsevier
  • PMF
Supporting Organisations
  • capes
  • CNPq
  • SSA