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ECA's Rapid Microbiological Methods Conference

The annual Rapid Microbiological Methods Conference, organised by ECA's RMM Working Group will take place on 11 and 12 December in Munich, Germany. The conference will be completed by an additional Workshop on "Microbiology and Statistics" on 13 December.

The highlights planned so far are:

  • CBER's Expectations for the Use of RMM
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Funghi Identification
  • Rapid Airsampling
  • Case Studies for Implementation and Validation of different methods
  • Mycoplasma Detection Molecular strategies for the determination of abundance and physiological status of microbial cells and spores encapsulated in spacecraft polymers

The following speakers from authorities and industry already confirmed their presence:

  • Dr Mauro Anglana, Merck Millipore, Italy
  • Dr. Sven M. Deutschmann, Roche diagnostics, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Edwin van den Heuvel, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Oliver Gordon, Novartis, Switzerland
  • Sergio Gazic, Biovigilant, United States
  • Dr. Rajesh Gupta, CBER, FDA, United States
  • Pieta Jizermann-Boos, MSD, The Netherlands
  • Anna Mills, Papid Micro Biosystems, United States
  • Annet van Merode, Bactimm, The Netherlands
  • Dr Michael Miller, Microbiological Consultants, United States
  • Dr. C. Moissl-Eichinger, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • C. Paalvast-Wever, Laboratory for pharmaceutical microbiology, Apotheek Haagse Ziekenhuizen, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. R A Samson    -  Head of Applied and Industrial Mycology, CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Karin Schütze, Cell Tool, Germany
  • Dr. Emiliano Toso, Merck Serono, Italy
  • Dr- Geert Verdonk, MSD, The Netherlands
  • Vincent Wittemberg, bioMérieux, France

The complete Programme and further details can be found at the conference homepage.

Axel H. Schroeder
CONCEPT HEIDELBERG (a service provider entrusted by the ECA Foundation)

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