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Webinar ‘The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment’

Brussels, Belgium
27/03/2019

This webinar on the ‘The Integration of Omics in Microbiological Risk Assessment’ on 27 March 2019, 17.30-18.30 CET, 11.30-12.30 EST is organised jointly by ILSI Europe’s Microbiological Food Safety Task Force and IAFP’s Microbial Modelling and Risk Analysis Professional Development Group.

Click here to view the ILSI Europe flyer, which includes the programme.

Background and Objectives
Currently, with the possibilities to investigate microorganisms at molecular level, we are experiencing an exciting momentum in which we can exploit this information to better understand the ecology and physiology of foodborne pathogens. Even more intriguing is the possibility to integrate omics data into risk assessment schemes. It is expected that in the next future omics data will be used to better control pathogenic microorganisms in the food chain.

After a discussion forum at IAFP Europe 2015, a workshop at IAFP Europe 2016 (co-organized by ILSI Europe, IAFP and ICFMH) resulted in a special issue Omics in MRA – the integration of omics in microbiological risk assessment in the International Journal of Food Microbiology (2018) 287,1-40. The papers in this issue have the goal to describe the state of the art and create the foundation for a constructive discussion on how to best use, integrate and exploit omics data in MRA. In this webinar the outcome of these papers will be presented.

Programme
Welcome and Practical Announcements
Mr Elias Rito (ILSI Europe, BE)
Dr Alejandro Amezquita – Moderator (Unilever, UK)

Meta-omics: The Next Need for Integration
Prof. Luca Cocolin (University of Turin, IT)

Potential of Omics Data for Hazard Characterisation
Dr Annemarie Pielaat (Unilever, NL)

Potential of Omics Data for Exposure Assessment
Dr Heidy den Besten (Wageningen University & Research, NL)

Questions and Answers
Subscription
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Organising Committee
Dr Alejandro Amezquita, Unilever (UK)
Mr Elias Rito, ILSI Europe (BE)
Prof. Marcel Zwietering, University of Wageningen (NL) – IAFP MMRA PDG

Contact
For more information on this webinar, please contact Mr Elias Rito , Scientific Project Manager.