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,
                        Jonas Ilbäck

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 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 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,
                        Jonas Ilbäck

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


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


Portable devices – university  (tbc)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee /tea break/ Exhibition/Poster

11:00 - 11:30

Metagenomics… by Patrick Munk, Technical University of Denmark


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

Metagenomics and bioinformatics by Thomas Haverkamp, Norwegian Veterinary Institute


12:00 - 12:30

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


12:30 - 13:45





Moderators: Anton Kaufmann (tbc), 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 already:

Labolytic AS  


Pall GeneDisk Technologies  

Neogen Corporation   

Bruker Corporation   

ThermoFisher Scientific




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.



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.