9-9:15 a.m. Breakfast

9:15-11:55 a.m. 2nd laboratory session (mornings group)

11:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Break

12:05-12:50 p.m. Dr. Nathalie Gnanou Besse (Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Alimentation, de l’Environnement et du Travail –ANSES–, Maisons‐Alfort, France):

 Listeria monocytogenes: update in regulations and impact of genetic diversity on its behaviour and detection

1-1:10 p.m. Group photo, by Pixelker

1:10-2:40 p.m. Lunch

2:40-5:05 p.m. Microbiology companies · exhibition (Yersin group):

 Implementation of technologies in food testing (Illumina Productos España)

 Proficiency tests: continuous improvement in the microbiology laboratory, consumer safety and technical competence (LGC Standards)

 Flow cytometry technology: an alternative to conventional microbiology (Sysmex España)

 Food safety and food protection: a global perspective (Thermo Fisher Diagnostics)

5:05-5:15 p.m. Break

5:15-6 p.m. Dr. Marta Hugas Maurici (independent expert, former chief scientist at the European Food Safety Authority –EFSA–, Girona):

 Future trends in food safety

6-6:30 p.m. Open discussion about instrumentation in food microbiology, world trade trends, and other current topics. Conclusions. Participants:

 Chairman: Dr. José Juan Rodríguez Jerez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra –Cerdanyola del Vallès–, Barcelona)

 Dr. Marta Hugas Maurici

 Ms. Itzíar Olea García (Thermo Fisher Diagnostics, Madrid)

 Ms. Lourdes Fernández-Calvino (Illumina Productos España, Madrid)

6:30 p.m. Official adjournment of the workshop: celebration

Wednesday, 22nd November / Friday, 24th November