AOAC Europe - NMKL- NordVal International Symposium 3 - 4 June 2019

Speeding Towards -Omics..

chemical and microbiological food analyses


The aim of the symposium is to bring together scientists, technicians and companies to discuss emerging technologies and techniques with emphasis on recent advances and applications in food analyses.


3 June  2019

11:00 - 12:30 Registration / Food /Exhibition




Moderators:  Hilde Skår Norli (NO),  Nina Skall Nielsen (DK)

12:30 - 12:45

Welcome,  Hilde Skår Norli, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

12:45 - 13:15

When metabolomics enter the service of chemical food safety, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, LABERCA, France 

13:15 - 13:45

Speeding towards –omics Microbiology,  Frank Møller Aarestrup, Technical University of Denmark

13:45 - 14:15

Trends and perspectives in the development of electrochemical biosensors for the fast detection of contaminants in food products, Valérie Gaudin, Anses

14:15 - 14:45

Future challenges: Genome Editing - A CRISPR bacon?  Bert Popping, FOCOS, Germany

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee /tea break/ Exhibition




Moderators: Gro Johannessen  (NO), Jonas Ilbäck (SE)


Moderators: Barbro Kollander (SE), Eric Verdon (FR)

15:15 - 15:45

Whole (meta)genome sequencing in a food safety perspective, Camilla Sekse, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Study example(s) in MS-based metabolomics approaches for detecting exposure to veterinary treatments with medicinal products,  Sophie Mompelat, ANSES-Fougeres, France

15:45 - 16:15

16S rRNA sequencing as a tool for process control in food production, Steffen Lynge Jørgensen, Technological Institute, Denmark

Food authenticity testing with next-generation sequencing, Mike Bennett, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Missouri, USA

16:15 - 16:45

Next generation microbiological risk assessment: opportunities of whole genome sequencing (WGS) for foodborne pathogen surveillance, source tracking and risk assessment, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Italy


“Multi-substance screening methods” Wolfgang Radeck, BVL-Berlin, Germany

16:45 - 17:15

Using WGS from food out breaks, Saara Salmenlinna, Evira, Finland

Validation of LC-MS/MS methods for quantification of endobiotics in food matrices: a practical approach , Siegrid De Baere, Ghent University

19:00 Dinner

4 June



Moderators: Gro Johannessen (NO), Jonas Ilbäck (SE)


Moderators: Barbro Kollander (SE), 
Eric Verdon (FR)

09:00- 09:30

The new ISO 16140 standards, Paul in’t Veld, VWA, the Netherlands

<Title tbc> Anton Kaufmann, KLZH, Switzerland

09:30 - 10:00

Caught between two stools: Proof of concept of the new ISO 16140-6 for the validation of confirmation methods Daniele Sohier, Bruker (MicroVal)

Consumer analytical devices with a focus on food allergens, Bert Popping, FOCUS, Germany


10:00 - 10:15

Salmonella Velox, Tina Mygind, DNA Diagnostic A/S

Use of portable biosensor devices to assist in food safety decisions earlier in the supply chain, Sandra Salleres, Biolan Microbiosensores

10:15 – 10:30

Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC): the first story of the  NF validation according to ISO16140-2; an inside view of a happy end, Sylvie Hallier-Soulier, Pall GeneDisc 

Portable devices – University  (tbc)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee /tea break/ Exhibition/Poster

11:00 - 11:30

Metagenomics Johanne Ahrenfeldt, ALK Abello

Eurachem workshop & discussions, Lorens P. Sibbesen, Lab Quality International

1)     What is "Fitness for Purpose" of an analytical method?

2)     Example 1 on validation of a bioanalytical method

3)     Example 2 concerning the challenges of validating bioanalytical methods.

11:30 - 12:00

Metagenomics and bioinformatics Thomas Haverkamp, Norwegian  Veterinary Institute

12:00 - 12:30

Transcriptomic - Shining a light on Listeria,  Kristin Sæbø Pettersen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch / Exhibition/ Poster




Moderators: Anton Kaufmann (CH) (tbc), Dag Grønningen (NO)

13:45 - 14:15

Hand held devices – risk assessment in consumer hands, Bert Popping, FOCUS, Germany

14:15 - 14:30

VIVALDI – Mogens Madsen, DTU

14:30 - 14:45

Poster presentations

14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

Poster Award and Closure (summary from the parallel sessions)



  • poster presentations: 19 March 2019

The abstract should include the tittle of the topic, name of the presenter(s) and contact information. The main content should be max 150 words.

From the abstracts we will choose some to give a short oral presentation. The best poster will be awarded.


Nationaltheatret konferansenter KS  Agenda, Haakon VIIs gate 9, in the city center of Oslo, Norway (


Students:         200 €
Others:            400 €
Exhibitors*:    1600 €  *covering facilities & registration for 2 persons


19 March 2019

REGISTRATION / SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS TO nmkl [AT] food [DOT] dtu [DOT] dk                                       


There are many hotels close to the venue.
Please make your own reservations in due time.

Welcome to beautiful Oslo, and to an international symposium for networking.