Program Agenda


Thursday, June 16th 2011

7:30 – 8:00 Conference check-in

8:00 – 8:05 Opening Remarks

8:05 – 8:15 Georgia Commissioner for Agriculture, Gary W. Black

Session 1: Food Safety Regulation and Current Methods in Product Testing

8:15 – 9:00 Keynote: Current Issues in Food Safety and the Need for Real-time Pathogen Detection
Mike Doyle, The University of Georgia, GA

9:00 – 9:30 Invited: Robert Brackett, NCFST, IL

9:30 – 10:00 Invited: Current Sampling and Testing Methods for Detection of Pathogens in Foods
Russell Flowers, Silliker, IL

9:30 – 10:00 Invited: Jeanette Thurston, USDA

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00– 1:30 Poster Session and Exhibit / Lunch

Session 2: Novel Sampling Technologies

1:30 – 2:15 Keynote: Innovative Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chips for Point-of-Care (POC) Food Safety
Chong Ahn, University of Cincinnati, OH

2:15 – 2:45 Invited: High Throughput Screening of Foods for Pathogens using Biosensor
Arun Bhunia, Purdue University, IL

2:45 – 3:15 Invited: Foam/vacuum Extraction and Hollow Fiber Concentration for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens from Contaminated Surfaces
Byron Brehm-Stecher, Iowa State University, IA

3:15 – 3:30 Coffee break

3:30 – 3:50 Combining Light Microscope and Gold Sensor Platform for Rapid Detection of Salmonella in Foods
Mi-Kyung Park, Tung-Shi Huang, Bryan A. Chin, Auburn University, AL

3:50 – 4:10 Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Aflatoxin B1 Using Silver Nanorod Array Substrates
Xiaomeng Wu, Simin Gao, Jia-sheng Wang, Yanhong Wang, Yao-wen Huang, Yiping Zhao,
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

4:10 – 4:30 Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in <10 Hours Using Rapid Enrichment, Immunomagnetic Capture and Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Detection
Rich Ozanich, Becky Hess, Janine Hutchison, Li Zhang, Rachel Bartholomew, Tim Straub and Cindy Bruckner-Lea, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, WA

4:30 – 4:50 Ambient Sampling/Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Melamine in Adulterated Milk
Glenn A. Harris and Facundo M. Fernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

5:00 – 6:00 Discussion session
Discussion leader: Bruno Frazier

6:30 Busses depart GCATT for GT-Hotel

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner at the Georgia Tech Hotel

Friday, June 17th, 2011

8:00 – 8:05 Announcements

Session 3: Transducer Technologies for Food Safety Sensors

8:05 – 8:50 Keynote: Magnetoelastic Biosensors for the Direct Detection of Bacterial Contamination on Fresh Foods
Bryan Chin, Auburn University, AL

8:50 – 9:20 Invited Talk

9:20 – 9:40 Nanoporous RNA Sensors: A Portable Label-Free, PCR-free Detection Platform
Li-Jing (Larry) Cheng, Satyajyoti Senapati and Hsueh-Chia Chang, University of Notre Dame, IN

9:40 – 10:00 Specific recognition and detection of MRSA based on molecular probes comprised of lytic phage and antibody
Rajesh Guntupalli, Eric Olsen, Ludmila Globa, Jacob Bosarge, Timothy Moore, Iryna Sorokulova, and Vitaly Vodyanoy, Auburn University, AL

10:00 – 10:20 An Instrument for Multi-temperature, Multi-chamber, and Micro-liter Amplification of RNA/DNA
Craig Forest, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

10:20 – 10:35 Coffee break

10:35 – 10:55 Smart Microfabricated Chemical Preconcentator
Ronald P. Manginell, Douglas R. Adkins, Matthew W. Moorman, Rameen Hadizadeh, Davor Copic, Daniel Porter, John M. Anderson, Vincent M. Hietala, Jon R. Bryan, David R. Wheeler, Kent B. Pfeifer and Arthur Rumpf, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, MN

10:55 – 11:15 A Novel Food Gas Sensor based on the WISP RFID Platform
Mauro Marroncelli, Vasileios Lakafosis, and Manos M. Tentzeris,
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

11:15 – 12:15 Discussion session
Discussion leader: Oliver Brand

12:15 – 1:15 Poster Session and Exhibit / Lunch

1:30 Busses depart GCATT for tour

2:00 – 3:00 Tours of Georgia Tech Marcus Nanotechnology Center and the Georgia Tech Food Processing Technology Research Center

3:30 – 5:00 Wrap up and Discussion of Future Directions and Funding

5:00 – 6:00 Preparation of conference report

6:00 Adjourn

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