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   SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

« BIOSENSORS FOR FOOD

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING »

ERFOUD-MOROCCO- 19th – 21st November, 2015

 

The Seventh International Workshop on Biosensors for Food Safety and Environmental Monitoring, organized by Professor Aziz AMINE, University of Hassan II of Casablanca, will be held in Erfoud (Morocco), from 19th to 21st November, 2015. This workshop will bring together experts and those who are interested in the themes of the workshop. It will include plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations. It follows the same aims as the previous workshops organized in Marrakech 2003, Agadir 2005, Fez 2007, Tangier 2009, Ouarzazate 2011 and Essaouira 2013.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

A. Amine, Chairman (Morocco), C.M.A. Brett (Portugal), G. Palleschi (Italy)

 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

A. Amine (Morocco)                                  Y. Korpan (Ukraine)

C.M.A. Brett (Portugal)                            J-L. Marty (France)

L. Gorton (Sweden)                                  G. Palleschi (Italy)

J. Hart (UK)                                               S. Salvador (Spain)

E. Iwuoha (South Africa)                        F. Scheller (Germany)

J-M. Kauffmann (Belgium)                   E. Dempsey (Ireland)

K. Vytras (Czech Republic)                    K. Sode (Japan)

O. Fatibello-Filho (Brazil)

 

 

 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 The workshop will feature all aspects of the highly interdisciplinary area of biosensors with emphasis on the application of biosensors in food safety and environmental monitoring. It will cover the following topics:

  • Electrochemical  biosensors
  • Optical biosensors
  • Nanobiosensors & nanomaterials
  • Label-free biosensors
  • Microfluidics
  • Natural & synthetic receptors
  • Commercial biosensors
  • Application of biosensors in environmental and food samples

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

Plenary Conferences (Closed list)

ü  “Biosensors for detection of allergens in food”  José M. Pingarrón, Complutense  University of  Madrid,

ü  « Printed biosensors in organic and printed electronics«   Tony Killard, University of the West of England,

ü  “Biosensor for monitoring pathogen viruses in freshwaterNoemi Rozlosnik, Technical University of Denmark

 

Keynote Lectures (Opened list)

ü  Aldo Roda, University of Bologna, Italy Smartphone-based chemical luminescence 3D-printed biosensors  for point-of-need applications (confirmed)

ü  A. Errachid,  Lyon University, France « BioLab-on-a-chip for cytokine detection: Application to patients suffering from heart failure »

ü  Y. Korpan (Confirmed)

ü  E. Iwuoha University of Western Cape, South Africa  « Electrochemical Signaling Protocols for Environmental Estrogenic Endocrine               Disrupting Chemicals (e-EDCs)  » (confirmed)

ü  E. Dempsey (Pending)

ü  A.  Merkoçi, Catalan Institute of  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain, « Biosensors performance enhancement using nanomaterials«  (Confirmed)

ü L  Medlin, Microbia Environnement, France  « Application of Biosensor Technology to Detect and Quantify Toxic Marine Algae«  (Confirmed)

ü C. Bala,   University of Bucharest (Romania) , « Graphene: new insights into the structure and application in bioelectrochemistry »

ü M. Boujtita,  University of Nantes, France « What we learn form coupling biosensor/bioreators with mass spectrometry: applications in environmental monitoring ? » 

 

Special Issue in Microchimica Acta

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Presentations at the workshop that are related to the use of micro- and nanomaterials are planned to be published in a Special Issue of the journal Microchimica Acta.  MCA has established itself as a premier forum for research in modern (bio)analytical sciences based on the use of micro/nano-materials.  Its current impact factor is 3.7.   Instructions for authors can be found at http://link.springer.com/journal/604.  This site may also be used to submit manuscripts. 

Latest articles can be found at http://link.springer.com/journal/604/onlineFirst/page/1

 

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITE ADDRESSES 

www.biocap.ma

www.sud-maroc.com/cityguide/erfoud

www.wikitravel.org/en/Erfoud

www.royalairmaroc.com

www.oncf.ma

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

March 31st, 2015: Second announcement

September 11th, 2015: Submission of the abstracts

September 18th, 2015: Information to authors about acceptance of abstracts

September 25th, 2015:  Early registration with reduced fee

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

Plenary Conferences

José M. Pingarrón, Complutense University of Madrid

« Biosensors for detection of allergens in food»

Tony Killard, University of the West of England

“Printed biosensors in organic and printed electronics”

Noemi Rozlosnik, Technical University of Denmark

“Biosensor for monitoring pathogen viruses in freshwater”

Contact us

Professor Aziz Amine

Université Hassan of Casablanca

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques

Laboratoire des Biocapteurs

B.P. 146, 20 850 Mohammedia, Morocco

Tel: ++212 661454198; Fax: ++212 523 315353;

  Email: azizamine@yahoo.fr; a.amine@univh2m.ac.ma

www.biocap.ma