AOAC Europe NMKL NordVal International Symposium 3 - 4 June 2019

Article Index

Speeding towards -omics.. chemical and microbiological methods,

rapid methods, multi methods and hand-held instrumentations


Program 3 June  2019


11:00 - 12:30

Registration / Food /Exhibition




Moderators:  Hilde Skår Norli,  Nina Skall Nielsen

12:30 - 12:45

Welcome by Hilde Skår Norli (President of AOAC Europe, Chair of NordVal International, former Secretary-General of NMKL), Norwegian Veterinary Institute


12:45 - 13:15

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


13:15 - 13:45

Speeding towards –omics Microbiology by 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 by Valérie Gaudin, ANSES, France


14:15 - 14:45

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


14:45 - 15:15

Coffee /tea break/exhibition




Moderators: Gro Johannessen,
                  Camilla Sekse

Moderators: Barbro Kollander
                        Eric Verdon

15:15 - 15:45

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

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


15:45 - 16:15

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


Food authenticity testing with next-generation sequencing by Karin Lônnqvist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 

16:15 - 16:45

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


Multi-substance screening methods, by

Wolfgang Radeck, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Germany

16:45 - 17:15

Using WGS from food outbreaks by  Saara Salmenlinna, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

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



19:00 Dinner

 Program 4 June



Moderators: Gro Johannessen,
              Kristin Sæbø Pettersen

Moderators: Barbro Kollander
                        Eric Verdon

09:00 - 09:30

The new ISO 16140 standards by Paul in’t Veld, Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, the Netherlands

Development and validation of a comprehensive LC-HRMS based method for the quantification and confirmation of banned growth-promoting substances in animal-based food products by Anton Kaufmann, Cantonal Laboratory Zurich, Switzerland


09:30 - 10:00

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


Automated laser ablation- and liquid chromatography-ICP-MS sample introduction systems for food safety analysis by C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Elemental Scientific, Omaha, NE, USA

10:00 - 10:15

Salmonella Velox, Tina Mygind, DNA Diagnostic A/S, Denmark

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



Christiane Kruse Fæste, Norwegian Veterinary Institute


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 by Sylvie Hallier-Soulier, Pall GeneDisc Technologies, France


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee /tea break/ Exhibition/Poster

11:00 - 11:30

Metagenomics and bioinformatics by Thomas Haverkamp, Norwegian Veterinary Institute


Eurachem workshop by Lorens P. Sibbesen, Lab Quality International, Denmark

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

Using metagenomics to monitor antimicrobial resistance in livestock and beyond by Patrick Munk, Technical University of Denmark

12:00 - 12:30

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


12:30 - 13:45





Moderators: Anton Kaufmann, Dag Grønningen

13:45 - 14:15

Hand-held devices – risk assessment in consumer hands by Bert Popping, FOCOS, Germany


14:15 - 14:30

The European Union-funded Vivaldi project by Mogens Madsen, Technical University of Denmark


14:30 - 14:45

Poster presentations

14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

Poster Award and Closure (summary from the parallel sessions)


Abstracts for posters

Max 150 words.
Deadline: 19 March 2019.
The author has to register for the symposium.  

The official language at the meeting is English. 

Of the submitted abstracts, the program committee will select a few who are given the opportunity to give an 10-15 minutes oral presentation on Day 2.





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

The following companies are registered :

3M Norge AS, Norway and Triolab AB, Sweden

Labolytic AS, Norway

Pall GeneDisc Technologies, France

European Headquarters of Neogen Corporation, United Kingdom

BRUKER Nordic AB, Sweden

Biolan Microbiosensores, Spain

bioMérieux UK Ltd., UK

Matriks AS, Norway

Promega Biotech AB, Sweden

BIPEA, France

Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA

 MSCi ApS, Denmark



Conference center -    Nationaltheatret Konferansesenter KS agenda  

The conference centre is at  Haakon VII's gate  9 in Oslo, only 25 meters from National theatre Station. 
The second biggest hub for all public transportation: subway, bus, tram or train. 
Find your preferred transportation here: or


There are several hotels close to the Conference Center as this is in the city center of Oslo.

For instance: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel,  Thon Hotel  Europe, Smarthotel Oslo, Karl Johan Hotell... Please make your own reservation.

There are more hotels, and cheaper ones, outside the city centre, and as the conference is located next to railway station, subway, bus and tram (national theatre station), you might choose any hotel in Oslo and the surroundings.



For registration download the registration form and  forward it to nmkl [AT] food [DOT] dtu [DOT] dk
Fees:  400 € , Students:  200 € , Exhibitors: 1600 €,  covering facilities and registration for 2 persons. 

Deadline:  ASAP (there are enough number of registrants, but still some room)


For any questions, please email nmkl [AT] food [DOT]

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