Summer Workshop: “PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY MODELLING IN FOODS 2013″ will take place from the 9th to 13th September in Portugal.
This five-day summer workshop provides participants with an excellent opportunity to learn the different approaches to mathematically describe the dynamics of microorganisms in foods. The objective is to provide a clear understanding of how to obtain accurate estimates on growth, death and survival of microorganisms in foods, including food-borne pathogens, as affected by changing intrinsic food properties and processing environments.
The PredMicro2013 Workshop is organised by the CIMO Mountain Research Centre, based at the School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Braganza (Portugal) and will be lectured by Dr. Ursula Gonzales Barron and Dr. Vasco Cadavez in theoretical and practical morning sessions using the R software. Dr. Gonzales-Barron has wide experience in food microbial safety modelling including predictive microbiology and risk assessment of pathogens; and has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Cadavez’ expertise resides in the application of novel statistical and mathematical modelling techniques in animal science, agriculture and food safety using the R software. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cimo.esa.ipb.pt/PREDMICRO2013