1 December 2015

Rapid Rise of New Microbiological Techniques:- Is this the future?

Organised by:

SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group in partnership with the Water Management Society, the British Association of Chemical Specialists and the RSC Water Science Forum

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

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This one day conference will feature a number of case studies where rapid microbiology has been utilised successfully, but will also serve as a reminder that sometimes a combination of methodologies may still be the best way forward.

Topics Include

  • ISO 17025 Accreditation of New Rapid Microbiology Techniques
  • VBNC: What is the significance of Viable but Not Culturable Bacteria and how do we detect their presence?
  • Maldi-ToF: A Rapid and Robust Microbiological Confirmation Technique for Water Analysis
  • Fluorescence-based and Defined Substrate Rapid Methods
  • Rapid Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) Techniques
  • PCR Laboratory viewpoint and End User viewpoint
  • Public Health England Investigations
  • Rapid Microbiology Working Party Progress Report 

Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square


Water Management Society

Tel: 44 (0)182 728 9558

Email: events@wmsoc.org.uk


Early Bird Rates- Book by 31 October 
SCI/WMSoc/BACS/RSC member: £234 (inclu vat)
Non member: £270 (inclu vat)

Standard Rates - after 31 October 
SCI/WMSoc/BACS/RSC member: £282 (inclu vat) 
Non member: £318 (inclu vat)

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

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