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International Symposium may 2015

Good morning,

Are future challenges in food analysis, microbiological examinations or chemical food analyses and networking of interest to you?

Then, consider joining the AOAC Europe – NMKL – NordVal International Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden, 21-22 May 2015.


21 May Plenary Session – preliminary Program
12:30 –  13:00 Registration / Exhibition
13:00 – 13:15 Opening /Welcome by the chairs of AOAC Europe and NMKL/NordVal International
13:15 – 13:45 The future of food testing – which way to go? by Dr. Franz Ulberth, European
, Joint Research Center
13:45 – 14:15 Future Challenges in Food Analysis by Prof. Dr. Med. Jan Alexander, Chairman of the Norwegian Scientific Committee of Food Safety
14:15 – 14:45 Lean Lab – Speed, Productivity and Quality?,  by Dr. Berd Renger, Bernd Renger Consulting,
14:45 – 15:45 Coffee/Tea break and  Exhibition
16:15 – 16:45 Industry and an SDO’s perspective by Dr. Eric Konings, President of AOAC International, Nestle 
15:45 – 16:15 Standards versus method criteria by Hilde Skår Norli, NMKL / Norwegian Veterinary Institute
16:45 – 17:15 From the Commission’s perspective by Frans Verstraete, European Commission
Directorate General for Health and Consumers,


22 May Session for Biotargets / Microbiology Session for Chemical targets
09:00 –  09:30 GMI: Global Microbial Identifier—The future of microbiology, by Prof. Jørgen Schlundt, DTU Management Engineering, Denmark Food Control: authentication using contaminant profile by Dr. Stig Valdersnes, National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Norway
09:30 –  10:00 Listeria-outbreak in Denmark, self-monitoring, food control, sampling by Dr.  Jens Kirk Andersen, Technical University of Denmark Strategies for analysis of unknown samples. Non targeted screening with LC-TOF by Dr. Johan Rosén, National Food Agency, Sweden
10:00 –  10:30 Sampling and analytical methods at early process steps to ensure the food safety of final products by Dr. Taran Skjerdal, Norwegian Veterinary Institute An overview of new technologies in veterinary chemical residue control in food by rapid methods: immuno-microbio-receptor-biosensing by Dr. Valerie Gaudin, Anses – Laboratory of Fougeres
10:30 – 11:00     Coffee/tea break / Exhibition/ Posters 
11:00 – 11:30 MALDI-TOF by Dr. Ulf Bondesson, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden Preparedness: In situ trace element analysis of fish scales, by Dr. Belinda Flem Geological Survey of Norway
11:30 – 12:00 Next generation sequencing (pathogenic strains) by Dr. Thomas Hankeln, University  Mainz,  Germany Microplastic in Food and Environment by Dr. Ruud J B Peters, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
12:00 – 12:30 Verification of microbiological methods, by Dr. Charlotta Engdahl Axelsson, Eurofins, Sweden New methods for allergens,  by Dr. Bert Popping
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch / Exhibition /Posters
13:30 – 14:00 Use of alternative methods versus reference methods, interpretation of certificates, acceptance criteria—NordVal International Plant toxin & Food Adulteration, by Joerg Stroka, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Belgium
14:00 – 14:30 To be determined Multicomponent methods, by Dr. Michelangelo
Anastassiades, EU RL
Stuttgart, Germany
14:30 – 15:00 To be determined Contaminants/Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances by Dr Xenia TrierTechnical University of Denmark
15:00 – 15:30      Coffee/tea break / Exhibition/ Poster
15:30 – 16:15 Food Scanning for contaminants – next generation consumer devices by Dr. Menahem Kaplan Consumerphysics / SCIO, Israel Consumerphysics / SCIO, Israel
16:15 – 16:45 Foodomics: 21st Century Food Science Using Omics Tools by Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes
Laboratory of Foodomics, CIAL, National Research Council of Spain (CSIC)
16:45 – 17:00 Closure


Abstracts for posters

Please forward abstracts on posters (max 150 words) before 15 March 2015.

AOAC Europe has a Best Poster Award, where the winner will be grated free attendance to the 2016 AOAC Europe Workshop including travel expenses.


There are room for about 15 exhibitors (about  1 x 2 m table).

Binding registration before  1 Mars 2015. Since the space is limited, first come first served applies.




There are several hotels close to Fazer Restaurant & Conference at Fleminggatan at Kungsholmen, which is located 10 min walking distance from Stockholm Central station. Please make your own reservation. For instance Choice Hotel Amaranten is only 3 min walk from the location of the conference.


Click here for registration or copy the following link: http://1drv.ms/1s3Ll1r


  • Students:  100 € (NOK 900)
  • Members/Subscribers: 300 € (NOK 2500)
  • Others:  350 € (NOK 3000)

Deadline for registration:  15 April 2015

  • Exhibitors: 1500 € (covers facilities and registration for 2 persons).

Please note that there are limit space for registration, so register as soon as possible.


Please forward this email to colleagues of yours who might be interested in participating at the symposium.


Best regards

Hilde Skår Norli

Secretary General

NMKL/NordVal International
c/o Norwegian Veterinary Institute
PB 750 Sentrum,
0106 Oslo


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