Invitation to participate in the:

two-day Summer Workshop “MODERN PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY ANALYSIS AND TOOLS FOR ENSURING FOOD SAFETY” (PredMicro 2017), to take place on the 19th-20th September 2017 in Portugal. The objective of this workshop is to provide, in theoretical, practical and case-study sessions, an update and clear understanding of the novel computational tools and trends for ensuring the microbiological safety of food products. Two approaches for mathematically representing the kinetics of microorganisms in foods will be taught: the classical static modelling and the novel dynamic modelling, including a section of microbial competition dynamics. In addition, the participants will be shown how to solve regular industry problems by exploiting the capabilities of the Integrated Predictive Modelling Program (IPMP) developed at the Agricultural Research Service, USDA

The PredMicro 2017 Workshop will be lectured by Dr. Lihan Huang, Developer of IPMP and Research Leader of the Residue Chemistry and Predictive Microbiology Research Unit at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and Dr. Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Dr. Vasco Cadavez, from the Mountain Research Centre, IPB, Portugal. The instructors have wide experience in advanced mathematical methods, numerical analysis, and computer simulation for food safety modelling, predictive microbiology and risk assessment. For more information, please see brochure enclosed and visit the website or send an e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. .