17. Fachsymposium Lebensmittelmirkobiologie

Sparkassenakademie Bayern Landshut, Deutschland (German)

Das 17. Fachsymposium Lebensmittelmikrobiologie wird vom 03.- 05. April 2017 in den Räumen der Sparkassenakademie Bayern ind Landshut abgehalten. Detaillierte Informationen über dieses Event folgen im Herbst diesen Jahres.



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April 03-05, 2017, Sparkassenakademie Landshut, Germany

DLG-Lebensmitteltag Sensorik 2017

"Es liegt mir auf der Zunge - Kommunikative Herausforderungen in der Lebensmittelsensorik"

Kronberg im Taunus, Germany (German)

Der Lebensmitteltag Sensorik 2017 findet am 23. März, 2017 am Campus Kronberg in Kronberg am Taunus statt. Ziel der Tagung ist es die Facetten der Kommunikation im Bereich der Lebensmittelsensorik zu beleuchten und Sensorik-Verantwortlichen anzuregen und ihnen hilfreiche Tipps für ihre praktische Arbeit an die Hand zu geben.


Sprache und Kommunikation spielen in der Lebensmittelsensorik eine besondere Rolle.
Auf allen Ebenen des Produktions- und Vermarktungsprozesses gilt es die sinnliche Wahrnehmung in verbale Sprache zu übersetzen. Dies stellt Produktentwicklung, Qualitätssicherung, Marktforschung und Marketing in der täglichen Arbeit vor Herausforderungen: Im Unternehmen muss die sensorische Kommunikation, d. h. der Austausch über Methoden, Projekte oder Produktprofile, bereichsübergreifend funktionieren, damit vom Produktentwickler bis zum Marketing-Experten alle die gleiche Sprache sprechen.


Mehr Informationen, sowie das Programm zu diesem Event erhalten sie auf der Veranstaltungshomepage.


März 23, 2017, Kronberg am Taunus, Deutschland

Chemical Reactions in Foods VIII

Prague, Czech republic (English)

On February 15-17, 2017 the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague in collaboration with the University del Piemonte Orientale organise the 8th international conference of Chemical Reactions in FOODS.

This event continues the successful series of meetings held in Prague in 1992–2012, under the auspices of Food Chemistry Division, EuCheMS. The key theme of CRF in 2017 is:

New knowledge on chemical reactions during food processing and storage


Excerpt of the topics that will be adressed:

  • Chemical reactions in processed/stored foods
  • Recent strategies for high food quality, increased shelf life and safety
  • Chemical reactiosn involving food improvement agents (additives, enzymes, flavourings) mitigation food contaminants and residues


For more information, please visit the conference website.

Below, you can find a preliminary version of the programme.


February 15-17, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Preliminary Programme
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Global Food Winter School

Wageningen, the Netherlands (English)

Wageningen University in the Netherlands organises from 13 till 17 February 2017 the 2nd Global Food Winter School in co-operation with AgroParisTech and Lund University and food companies http://www.winterschool.in/globalfood


The Global Food Winter School is targeted at Food Science students at BSc level, who are interested in a position in the global food market and have an international mindset. The programme includes a sustainability workshop by Unilever and a visit to the largest chocolate factory in the world.


Programme details will follow soon on the website!


GFWS poster
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February 13-17, 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain (English & Spanish)

Designed for directors and technicians of industries, consultancies and laboratories of food, and other sectors (microbiological, clinical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical, environmental, etc.); food inspectors and other government staff; university teachers and technical staff, graduate and postgraduate students; people from other research centres; etc. 


Updated and detailed information: link


Lecturers and lectures:

  • Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (UAB): "Overview on rapid methods, automation and miniaturization in microbiology"
  • Dr. Armand Sánchez Bonastre (UAB): "Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and massive genome sequencing applied to food safety"
  • Dr. David Rodríguez Lázaro (Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain): "Harmonization and standardization in food molecular microbiology: Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. cases"
  • Dr. José Martínez Peinado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain): "Food yeasts: good friends, worse foes?"
  • Dr. María del Carmen Portillo Guisado (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain): "Microbiological spoilage of wines andcavas: who are the guilty and how to detect them"
  • Dr. Olav Sliekers (Purac Biochem, Gorinchem, the Netherlands): "Meat and meat products spoilage in the genomic era: analysis with metagenomics and culture-dependent methods to meet the suspects"
  • Dr. Martin G. Wilkinson (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland): "Flow cytometry and food microbiology: challenges, opportunities and progress to date"
  • Mr. David Tomás Fornés (Nestec, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland): "Sampling techniques for microbiological environmental monitoring in food industry"


November 22-25, 2016, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

Congress on Food Structure and Design

Antalya, Turkey (English)

From October 26 to 28th the 2nd Congress on Food Structure Design will take place in Antalya, Turkey organized by Akdeniz University Food Engineering Department as follow of the framework of the EU-funded COST Action FA1001.


The goal of the 2nd Congress on Food Structure Design is to strengthen at academic and industrial levels the scientific understanding of product design and engineering and to stimulate and accelerate the development of innovative, complex and highly structured products and suitable production processes.


This congress is meant to gather an interdisciplinary team of scientists from different research areas (food engineering, biophysics, applied soft matter, food technology, applied human nutrition, creative design) in the frame of an integrated process & product design approach for creating innovative multiphase structured foods. Aiming at reinforcing the quality and the international projection of this congress, we cordially invite you to be part of this international event.


The full program is available at http://www.fsd2016.org


October 26-28, 2016, Antalya, Turkey

UNIBO SUMMER SCHOOL: "Writing on Food. How to publish in high impact factor journals: the keys to success, with daily writing exercises”

The Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (Italy) in collaboration with Elsevier is organizing the 2016 Writing Workshop  entitled "Writing on Food. How to publish in high impact factor journals: the keys to success, with daily writing exercises”. 


This five-day course is a practical workshop that will provide information, expert advice and practical experience on how to submit a paper in food science to a high-quality, peer-reviewed science journal – and increase the chances for getting it published. All participants will work on their own draft manuscripts for potential submission to a scientific food-science journal.


The target audience will be graduate students, PhD candidates and post-docs in food science (or in related disciplines such as food economy), along with any other interested individuals (e.g. faculty members). 


The course will be taught by Dr Judith Crews (Executive Editor, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis) under the co-ordination of Professor Tullia Gallina Toschi (Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna).


Registration is now open

Fee: 350 € (280 € for UNIBO Students)

Deadline: October 3rd, 2016 

For more information, click here, visit the link or contact tutors Vladimiro Cardenia and Dr. Enrico Valli: vladimiro.cardenia3@unibo.it



October 24-28, 2016, Bologna, Italy

"Open to Innovation Conference"

The TRADEIT and Trafoon Networks invite you to a joint closing conference titled - Open to Innovation: Networks for the sustainability of Traditional Food Sector in Europe. This event will share a vision for the future development of the SME food sector in Europe.


This vision has emerged from 3 years of regional engagement with SMEs, SME associations and researchers across Europe. The conference will present outcomes, best practices and recommendations from the TRADEIT and Trafoon projects with a special focus on:


  • Vision for the Development of SME Food Sector in Europe
  • SME Case Studies: Successes and Impacts of the TRADEIT & Trafoon Projects
  • Best Practice Developed on Knowledge Exchange to SMEs
  • Integrating Entreprenneurial Thinking into Food Research Centres
  • Role of Networks and Intermediaries for the Support of SMEs


The TRADEIT and Trafoon Networks are composed of key actors in the food sector, including food producers, regional SME networks, food industry associations, enterprise development experts and leading research and innovation centres from across Europe.


For more information and registration, please visit the Website


October 19-20, 2016, Brussels, Belgium 

Kongress Lebensmitteltechnologie

Lemgo, Germany (German)

The German Gesellschaft Deutscher Lebensmitteltechnologen organizes a congress on food technology in Lemgo, Germany, in October. The congress covers all aspects of the food industry and aims at presenting current research topics and discussing their transferability for the indsutry. Language of instruction will be German.


For more information, please visit the Website, or have a look at the flyer.


October 20-22, 2016, Lemgo, Germany

Flyer Kongress Lemgo
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Workshop on Batch/Bio Process Modeling, Cost of Goods Analysis, Production Planning, Scheduling and Debottlenecking

Mannheim, Germany (English)

The workshop will be held October 20-21, 2016 at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (Biotechnology Dpt.). The workshop is intended for scientists and engineers in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Fine Chemical, Food, and Consumer Product industries that are interested in:


  • Modeling and Optimization of Batch and Continuous Processes
  • Cost of Goods Analysis
  • Cycle Time Reduction and Debottlenecking
  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Capacity Analysi
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Pollution Prevention and Control


Instructors at colleges and universities that teach Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Process and Plant Design, Food Engineering, and related courses are welcome to attend.


For more information, visit http://www.intelligen.com/training.html


October 20-21, 2016, Mannheim, Germany

“Food Innovation Stakes & Business competitiveness at a European level: the key to success for business-university  partnerships”

Paris, France (English)

For the first time, three food projects FooD-STA, FOODLAB & IDEFI-ECOTROPHELIA get together to organize an international conference about food innovation stakes & business competitiveness at a European level. This event will especially cover the benefits and success of business-university partnerships, the importance of the sustainable development, the interest of business incubators and financial stakes.


Join us in the "Auditorium AG2R La Mondiale" on October 18th 2016 in Paris for several conferences and round tables on food innovation stakes & business competitiveness.


Innovation is an efficient competitiveness lever for the Food & Drink processing industries which evolve in a complex and demanding market. Business-university partnership is an interesting arrangement for both universities and industry: a rewarding professional experience for students and a good way to innovate for industries. This conference will handle those business-university partnerships and will approach different ways to support industries that innovate (business incubators and financial stakes). We will also broach the subject of sustainable development which must be included in the innovation process.


This event is supported by the SIAL, ANIA and CCI Vaucluse


More detailed information about the Conference and registration can be found in the following link

October 18, 2016, Paris, France

Food Valley Expo 16

Arnheim, the Netherlands (English)

The Exhibition will take place October 13 in Arnheim, the Netherlands.

Food Valley Expo provides a stage for the latest agro-food technologies, innovative companies and food clusters. The Expo offers you practical insights, the latest innovative ideas and enlarges your professional network. This annual event is a must for all professionals in the agro-food business and related industries.


October 13, 2016, Arnheim, the Netherlands



"FOOD 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems"

Brussels, Belgium (English)

The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. The conference is an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughts, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collabortation for improved research policy alignment,


More detailed information at the website


October 12-13, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Project Ideas Lab

Dublin, Ireland (English)

The Project Ideas Lab  event will take place October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland and will help you to get ready for the fourth Interreg North West Europe call for project proposals (open from 17 October to 18 November).





It will be an opportunity to:

  • Discover what to do to apply for funds
  • Know what a successful project application looks like
  • Share your project idea and find new partners
  • Develop your project idea further


Participation is free, but registration is compulsory, so secure your place as soon as possible!

Register here!

October 6, 2016, Dublin, Ireland

6th International Summer School

Assessment of Commercial Quality Grades of Meat Animals in a Global Market (English)

The 6th International Summer School on Meat Research will be held from 20 to 23 September 2016 at the Max Rubner-Institut in Kulmbach, Germany.


The theme of this year´s Summer School is the "Assessment of commercial quality grades of meat animals in a global market".


The Summer School will give an overview on current market developments and important meat standards such as UN/ECE, USDA and EUROP grading standards. Theoretical principles will be deepened by practical exercises and demonstrations of grading techniques with focus on new initiatives and modern technologies. The use and production of edible insects and slaughter by-products shows an example for sustainable use of renewable resources.


For those from research or industry interested in the topic, you are welcome to apply for participation in this year’s Summer School, which is in addition an excellent platform for international networking.


A flyer containing detailed information  can be found below. 


September 20-23, Kulmbach, Germany

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Deutscher Obst & Gemüse Kongress/             German Fruit & Vegetables Congress

Düsseldorf, Germany (German & English)

From seed to point of sale. - The German Fruit & Vegetable Congress (DOGK) is a one-day event with presentations in the plenary and parallel forums to all important and current topics and issues throughout the supply chain. With this annual information and networking event, the fruit trade magazine (Dusseldorf), GS1 Germany (Cologne) and AMI (Bonn) give fresh impetus to the German fruit and vegetable sector.


The language of instruction will be German with simultaneous translation into English.


For more information, please click here.


September 15-16, 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany

Seminar on Emerging Dairy Technologies

Sustainability, novel concepts, new functionalities and structure

Freising, Germany (English)

The seminar on emerging dairy technologies will be held September 14-16, 2016 in Freising at the campus Weihenstephan. Among others, the following topcis will be covered:

  • Sustainable production of dairy products
  • Technologies for medical, geriatric and infant dairy food products
  • Practical demonstration at the food process eningeering pilot plant & labs
  • Novel processes for new functionalities and structures

For online registration and more information, please visit www.technologieseminar-lmvt.de


September 14-16, 2016, Freising, Germany

Exposure Assessement Nutrition Research - Wageningen, the Netherlands

4th International Advanced Course

The Graduate School VLAG in cooperation with Wageningen university (division of human nutrition), organises the 4th international advanced course on exposure assessement in nutrition research. Lectures will be held at Wageningen university, starting on August 29, 2016 and ending on September 02, 2016.


The course will address methodological aspects of exposure assessment in nutrition and related fields of biomedical research. It consists of a series of lectures, supported by computer-assisted exercises. Also, discussions on exposure assessment in the participant’s own research will be part of the programme.
After participation the participant:

  • Is able to make a well-informed choice from different methods of exposure assessment;
  • Has insight in sources of measurement errors, consequences for exposure assessment, impact on associations observed, and methods to account for these errors;
  • Is able to design and analyse evaluation studies, and to quantitatively present and interpret their results;
  • Is able to critically evaluate exposure assessment in nutrition and related fields of biomedical research.


More information can be acquired by visiting  the official website.


August 29, 2016, Wageningen, the Netherlands

18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology

"Greening the Global Food Supply Chain- through Innovation in Food Science and Technology" 

Dublin, Ireland (English)

The 18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 21-25 August 2016.

The congress theme is “Greening the Global Food Supply Chain – through Innovation in Food Science and Technology ”.


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is the global scientific organization for food science and technology supporting programmes and projects to increase the safety and security of the world’s food supply.  IUFoST is a not for profit country member organization, each country represented by its national food science organisation.


Registration and Call for abstracts are now open!


Deadline for Abstracts has been extended until the 13th of April, 2016. The date for notification will be the 29th of April, 2016


August 21-25 2016, Dublin - Ireland

4th International ISEKI_Food Conference

Vienna, Austria (English)

The ISEKI-Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna are organising the 4th International ISEKI_Food Conference to be held in Vienna, Austria, 6 - 8 July 2016.


The general aim of the ISEKI_Food conference series (Porto 2008, Milano 2011 and Athens 2014) is to contribute to the creation of an "open" international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI_Food network projects.


Next to other pre-conference events there will also be a special meeting for IFA-National Representatives and Deputies on 6 July 2016 in the morning.


Find more detailed information on the official website.


July 6-8, Vienna, Austria

2nd International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease

Regensburg, Germany (English)

The University of Regensburg and the International Movement and Nutrition Society will host the Second International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease. The conference is scheduled for July 8-10, 2016 in Regensburg, Germany.




The focus of the conference will be on the role of physical activity and nutriton for long-term health and disease and will further discuss the contributions of diet, nutrition, functional foods, physical exercise and sport.


Important Dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission, April 30, 2016
  • Registration and payment of conference fees, May 20, 2016


Further information can be obtained on the university website.


July 8-10, 2016, University of Regensburg, Germany

Flyer IMNS
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International Conference on Neutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Kalamata

Kalamata, Greece (English)

The forthcoming 1st International Multidisciplinary Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods will be held in Kalamata Greece, July 7-9 2016.


The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from different fields (food science, engineering, nutrition, production, safety, consumer science) with producers and industry representatives in the growing area of functional foods and neutraceuticals.



Call for abstract opening                     2nd January, 2016

Abstract submission deadline           31st March, 2016

Notification to authors                          30th April, 2016

Early–bird registration deadline         30th April, 2016


For further information visit the Website.


July 7-9 2016, Kalamata, Greece

13th International Symposium on the Properties of Water (ISOPOW)

Lausanne, Switzerland (English)

The  ISOPOW symposium will take place at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzlernad on June 26- 29, 2016. The venue is overlooking the Alps and Lake Geneva. The Scientific Topics that will be covered are:

  • Water binding, transport and function in Soft Material and Biological Systems
  • Water binding, transport and function in Powders and Solids
  • Water transport across Phase boundaries
  • Water in Structure Engineering
  • Measuring techniques and modeling of water in complex structures

Impotant dates

  • End of early birs registration April, 30, 2016
  • Deadline for online registration: June, 8, 2016


Further information about the event can be found on the official conference website, or on the flyer, below.


June 26- 29, 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland

Flyer ISOPOW13 - Lausanne 2016.pdf
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DLG-Seminare "Grundlagensensorik - Einführung in sinnesphysiologische Grundlagen und sensorische Testmethoden"

Frankfurt a.M., Germany (German)

Die DLG Grundlagensensorik-Seminare finden am 9. Juni und am 21. Juli 2016 in Frankfurt am Main statt. In dem eintägigen SensorikSeminar werden die Teilnehmer produktübergreifend in die Lebensmittelsensorik eingeführt und durch Übungen mit ihrer eigenen sensorischen Wahrnehmung vertraut gemacht. Das Seminar vermittelt Grundkenntnisse in den gängigen sensorischen Testmethoden und Prüftechniken und gibt einen Überblick über sinnesphysiologische Vorgänge. Zahlreiche praktische Anwendungsbeispiele ermöglichen einen abwechslungsreichen und unterhaltsamen Seminarablauf. Ein Seminar für berufliche Quer- und Neueinsteiger, aber auch zur Auffrischung des Wissens für erfahrene Mitarbeiter.


Anmeldeschluss: 19.05.2016 (1. Seminar), bzw. 30.06.2016 (2. Seminar)


Weitere Informationen, entnehmen Sie bitte den folgenden Links.


Seminar 1              Seminar 2


Juni 9 & Juli 21, 2016, Frankfurt a.M., Deutschland

The 7th International Conference on the Quality and Safety in Food Production Chain

Wroclaw, Poland (English)

The Department of Animal Products Technology and Quality Management Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences and Polish Society of Food Technologies will host the 7 TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE QUALITY AND SAFETY IN FOOD PRODUCTION CHAIN in Wroclaw, Poland.


More detailed information about the Conference can be found on the official conference website, or on the announcement documente, below.


June 23 and 24, 2016, Wroclam, Poland

Best practice in health claims – BACCHUS Workshop

Brussels, Belgium (English)


The aim of this workshop is to explore the requirements for a health claim on products including the human dietary studies likely to be necessary to generate the evidence required for positive opinion from EFSA.

The programme, speakers and registration can be found here.


10th June, Brussels, Belgium

Announcement and programme
2nd Announcement.pdf
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GDL-Fachtagung: Fortschritte bei konservierenden und antioxidativ wirkenden Systemen

Bonn, Germany (German)

Am 14. und 15. Juni, 2016 findet an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn eine Fachtagung zum Thema "Fortschritte bei konservierenden und antioxidativ wirkenden Systemen" statt.

Unter anderen, werden folgende Themen behandelt:

  • Konservierende Eigenschaften sekundärer Pflanzeninhaltsstoffe
  • Mikrobiologische Stabilisierung von Fischprodukten durch natürliche Hopfenextrakte
  • Neue Stoffe zur Konservierung von Fleischwaren


Anmeldeschluss: 6. Juni, 2016


Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Veranstaltungshomepage und im Programm.


Juni 14-15, 2016, Bonn, Germany

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912