Del 02 al 04 de Noviembre 2017

Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, México

Conferenciantes


Dr. Lucie Beaulieu
Université Laval,
Associate Professor, Research scientist in food science

Dr. Lucie Beaulieu has been an Associate Professor Université Laval’s Food Science Department since 2014. She has built an original research program on the structural and functional characterization of new sources of biomarine ingredients, and primarily on high value proteins as innovative means for enhancing food quality and promoting health. She is a board member, researcher for Theme 1 (food and its components), and the coordinator of the interest group on biomarine products at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). From 2009 to 2014, she sat on the ACCORD Ressources, sciences et technologies marines (RSTM) committee for Bas Saint Laurent. Recognized as a leader in her field, she has instigated numerous collaborative projects with industry and international partners. She actively participates in strategic research planning based on global scientific issues in the sustainable management of bioresources. 



Luis Henrique da Costa
Biocontrol
Gerente de Ventas y Marketing en America Latina

Ing. Químico – Unimep São Paulo


Posgrado en Marketing  en la Ohio University


Trabaja para Biocontrol desde el año 2000 como Gerente de Ventas y Marketing en America Latina

Fue gerente de producción en Nestlé Chocolates.

Jefe Laboratorio de Investigación para desarrollo de etanol como combustible vehicular en Brasil.

Acreditado por HACCP Alliance y miembro de AOAC desde 1998. 



Vijay K. Juneja
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Lead Scientist, Predictive Microbiology for Food Safety

Dr. Vijay Juneja is a Lead Scientist (Microbiologist, GS-15) of a research project on Predictive Microbiology at the Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA, Wyndmoor, PA, USA.  He received a degree in Veterinary Medicine from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India; M.S. in Animal Science and Ph. D. in Food Technology and Science, both from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

 

Dr. Juneja is among the world’s leading authorities in food safety research.  He has developed a nationally and internationally recognized research program on foodborne pathogens, with emphasis on microbiological safety of minimally processed foods and predictive microbiology.  Dr. Juneja frequently organizes educational workshops/short courses/webinars on microbial modeling, specifically on the use of ARS Pathogen Modeling Program and ComBase by the food industry.  His research program has been highly productive, generating over 300 publications, including over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, 45 book chapters including ten in the Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology and is a co-editor of eight books and one Food Microbiology special issue entitled, ‘Predictive Modeling in Foods.’ He served as a co-editor of International Journal of Food Microbiology until December 2011 and as an Associate Editor for the ‘Food Microbiology Section’, of the Journal of Food Science from 2002 - 2007.  Currently, he serves as an Editor of ‘LWT-Food Science and Technology’ and is a member of the editorial Boards of Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, International Journal of Food Microbiology, and Frontiers in Microbiology.

 

Dr. Juneja has served in leadership positions in professional societies, notably as Chair, Interagency Botulism Research Coordinating Committee (IBRCC) meeting, Philadelphia (1998, 2008 and 2014); Chair, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Nonthermal Processing Division’s Workshop, Philadelphia (2005); and Co-chair, International Predictive Microbiology Conference, Washington, DC (2009).  Vijay is recipient of several awards including the International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) Harry Haverland Citation Award (2015); NRI Welfare Society of India’s Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award (2014); IAFP Grocery Manufacturers Association  (GMA) Food Safety Award (2013); Gold Medalist, ‘Outstanding Mentor/Coach’, Federal Executive Board, Philadelphia (2013); Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Research and Development Award (2012); National Science Foundation (NSF) Food Safety Leadership Award for Research Advances (2012); Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Technology Transfer Award (2010); Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region – Excellence in Technology Transfer Award (2010); Professional Excellence Award (2009); IAFP Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award (2005); ARS-North Atlantic Area (NAA) Senior Research Scientist of the Year (2002); ARS-NAA Early Career Research Scientist of the Year (1998);  and ARS - FSIS Cooperative Research Award (1998).  Additionally, he is a Fellow of the IFT (2008); American Academy of Microbiology (2013); and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (India; 2017).



Dr. Robert E. Brackett
Illinois Institute of Technology and Institute for Food Safety and Health
Vice President of the Illinois Institute Technology Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH)

Professor, Food Science and Nutrition

Email: 

rbrackett@iit.edu

Education 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Experience 

Food Microbiology, Bacteriology, and Food Safety

Research  

Microbiological food safety; growth and survival of psycrotrophic pathogens in foods; physical/chemical controls for pathogens in foods; and microbial ecology of plant products.

Memberships 

Member, International Association for Food Protection; Institute of Food Technologists; American Society for Microbiologists; Sigma Xi (Honor Society for Scientists); Phi Tau Sigma (Honor Society for Food Science and Technology); Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International Scholars) Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food Science; Journal of Food Protection Technical Reviewer, Journal of Food Protection; Applied and Environmental Microbiology (past Editorial Board member); Food Technology; Journal of Food Quality; Italian Journal of Food Science; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry; Food Microbiology; International Journal of Food Microbiology; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture; Trends in Food Science and Technology; Emerging and Infectious Diseases; Journal of Food Safety; Journal of Chemical Education.

 



Dra. Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco
University of São Paulo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of the Food Research Center (FoRC) of University of São Paulo

Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco is Full Professor at University of São Paulo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, São Paulo, Brazil. She is Director of the Food Research Center (FoRC) of University of São Paulo. She holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and her research and teaching topics are Food Microbiology, Safety and Quality. She was member of the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) from 2000 to 2015 and is member of the board of the International Commission on Food Microbiology and Hygiene Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICFMH) since 2010.



Dr. Julio César Serrano Niño
Universidad de Guadalajara
Profesor Investigador Titular A

El Dr. Julio C. Serrano Niño, obtuvo su licenciatura en Ingenieria Bioquimica en Alimentos y la Maestria en Ciencias en Alimentos en el Instituto Tecnologico de Tuxtepec y en el año 2013 obtuvo su grado de Doctor en Ciencias en Alimentos en la Unidad de Investigación y Desarrollo en Alimentos del Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz. Realizo una estancia posdoctoral durante 2 años en la Universidad de Guadalajara de la cual ahora es profesor investigador de tiempo completo de la licenciatura en Quimico Farmaceutico Biologo, en donde ha impartido las materias de Toxicologia General y Metodologia de la investigacion entre otras. Pertenece al Sistema Nacional de Investigadores desde el 2016 y ha publicado articulos cientificos en diversas revistas científicas arbitradas de difusión internacional y capítulos de libro. Sus líneas de investigación incluyen el aislamiento de bacterias acido lácticas con potencial probiótico y su uso como protectores contra toxinas naturales, determinación de toxinas en alimentos y la evaluacion de compuestos antimicrobianos.



Dr. Alejandro Castillo
Universidad de Texas A&M
Associate Professor

El Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Castillo obtuvo su licenciatura como Químico Farmacobiólogo en 1977, realizando una especialidad en Microbiología Sanitaria en 1980 y la maestría en Microbiología e Higiene de Alimentos en 1987, todos de la Universidad de Guadalajara. En 1998 recibió el grado de Doctor (Ph. D.) en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos en la Universidad de Texas A&M. De Mayo de 1998 a Octubre de 1999 realizó estudios postdoctorales en Microbiología e Inocuidad de Alimentos en Texas A&M.

Fungió como profesor titular C de tiempo completo en la Universidad de Guadalajara, habiendo completado 25 años de servicio docente y de investigación en esta universidad.

Actualmente, es profesor asociado de Microbiología de Alimentos en el Departamento de Ciencia de los Animales y en la facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos en la Universidad de Texas A&M.

El Dr. Castillo ha impartido cursos regulares de posgrado por invitación en la Universidad de Buenos Aires en Argentina, la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala en Guatemala, la Universidad Centroamericana en Nicaragua, la Universidad de Bogotá “Jorge Tadeo Lozano” en Colombia y la Universidad para el Desarrollo Internacional en Costa Rica.

También ha impartido numerosos cursos de capacitación en diversos aspectos de la inocuidad alimentaria, incluyendo HACCP, buenas prácticas agrícolas, buenas prácticas de higiene y fundamentos de microbiología alimentaria, y está registrado como Instructor Líder de HACCP en la Alianza Internacional de HACCP. Ha impartido numerosas conferencias por invitación en congresos profesionales en diversas partes del mundo.

Sus líneas de investigación incluyen la prevalencia y sobrevivencia de bacterias patógenas en frutas y hortalizas crudas y precortadas, ecología de bacterias patógenas en superficies de frutas y hortalizas, desarrollo de medidas de control para patógenos bacterianos en frutas y hortalizas crudas y precortadas, reducción bacteriana en canales de res y cerdo y el uso de irradiación con rayo de electrones con propósitos de inocuidad de alimentos.

Ha publicado 68 artículos en revistas científicas arbitradas de difusión internacional, 8 capítulos de libro y 3 libros como editor.

Actualmente imparte la cátedra de Microbiología de Alimentos a nivel de posgrado en Texas A&M.  Es editor del International Journal of Food Science,miembro activo de diversas asociaciones profesionales y científicas y funge como árbitro en diversas publicaciones internacionales.



Dr. Narjol Gonzalez Escalona
FDA
Investigador

Dr. Gonzalez-Escalona is a Research Microbiologist in the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), division of Microbiology, branch of molecular methods and subtyping, in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, at College Park, MD. He is been working in ORS developing new methods (qPCR) to detect Salmonella in produce and Salmonella Enteritidis in egg products. He is also involved in developing alternative methods for Salmonella subtyping, including whole genome MLST genomics. His research interests include the ecology and evolution of marine bacteria, especially those of the genus Vibrio. He works on genomics of foodborne pathogens evolution, source tracking, antibiotic resistance, etc. He is also the curator of the MLST website for V. parahaemolyticus. Dr. Gonzalez-Escalona received his PhD from the University of Chile in 2004 and completed further postdoctoral training at the Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory (GCSL), FDA, Dauphin Island, AL.



Dra. Maria Dobozi King
Texas A&M University
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Wetted Wall Cyclone (WWC) collector systems

Environmental bioaerosol and nanoaerosol collection and speciation

QPCR-based detection and pyrosequencing of microbiomes and toxin mediated DNA adducts

Characterization of the microbiome aerosolized in shower units

Pharmaceutical and biological cleanroom operations