10 December 2019

Rapid confirmation using MALDI-TOF III

Organised by:

SCI’s Environment, Health and Safety Group, SCI’s Food Group and RSC’s Food Group

London, UK

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Prices start from £120.00

Early bird offer ends 1 November 2019

Synopsis

The use of MALDI-TOF systems has completely revolutionized the way microbial identification/confirmation is performed. The speed, accuracy, ease of use and cost efficiency are so impressive that significant numbers of clinical laboratories all over the world, have now successfully implemented this rapid technique on a routine basis for a number of years, for rapid microbial identification/confirmation of clinically relevant microorganisms.  However, this simple approach is now rapidly expanding and also being applied in many routine food, water and pharma laboratories. The relevant commercial clinical databases have been found to be fit for purpose and are continually incorporating new species including food and water-related species.  The user can also set up a supplementary own personal database to be used in conjunction with the instrument manufacturer database.  This event has 10 presentations covering a wide range of topics in relation to various food and water applications related to the use of MALDI TOF technology.

 


Attendees

The conference is aimed at food and water microbiological technical staff; public health professionals, lab managers; food and water industry personnel responsible for microbiological quality and regulators.


Programme
09.30
Registration and refreshments
10.00
Welcome and introduction
10.10
Title to be advised
Andrew Bradley, QMMS
10.40
Have you MALDI’ed it?
Roy Betts, Campden BRI
11.10
Chromogenic screening & Maldi-tof confirmation: a full complementarity 
Yannick Bichot, Bio-Rad Laboratories
11.40
Refreshment break
12.10
The First ISO 16140-6 validation study for pathogen confirmation: MALDI biotyper
Erika Tranfied, Bruker
12.40
Introducing MALDI-TOF into the UK water industry
Matthew Jones and Rhys Stephens, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
13.10
Lunch
14.10
IR biotyper and acuitas resistome – new molecular tools for infection control in veterinary hospitals
Dorina Timofte, Leahurst
14.40
Isolation of putative strains of P. aeruginosa in the environment and verification using Mass Spectrometry
Haroun Shah, Middlesex University
15.10
VITEK ms for identification and beyond
Valérie Monnin, bioMerieux
15.40
Refreshment break
16.00
MALDI TOF-MS, the identification method that keeps on giving
Bryan Donald, Crown Technology
16.30
Title to be advised
Speaker to be advised
17.00
Close

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Early bird fees before Friday 1 November 2019

£120 SCI/RSC Member
£40 SCI/RSC Student Member
£80 SCI Subsidised Member
£160 Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 1 November 2019

£170 SCI/RSC Member
£60 SCI Student Member
£110 SCI Subsidised Member
£210 Non-Member

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Additional Info
Organising Committee

K.Clive Thompson, SCI / ALS Global
Erika Tranfield, Bruker

Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.