On 13-16th June 2023 the 12th International conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods took place in Sapporo, Japan. BlueBioChain was represented by Prof. Vasilis Valdramidis and Dr. Haileeyesus Gebrehiwot from the University of Malta.
The first phase involved participation in conference, where Dr. Gebrehiwot presented his work titled ”Descriptive statistics and meta-analysis
approaches to assess the effect of microbial contamination on the cultivation of microalgal biomass and its derivatives” regarding his performed meta-analysis of microbial contaminants that are encountered during cultivation of microalgae. This resulted in sharing experience from and to other researchers, widening research networks.
The next phase involved participation in workshops. The workshop attended were:
Workshop 1: Exploiting the power of the harmonized knowledge exchange format FSKX
Workshop 2: Introduction to Predictive Microbiology
The participants were able to sharpen their skills on how to do predictive modeling and to monitor the growth and death rate of microorganisms involved in different food processing practices. A lot of information was also exchanged on data bases for model-sharing and data repositories
From left to right, A) Logo of the conference, B) Dr. Gebrehiwot presenting his work, C) workshop training