03 Jul 2024 EVENT

Agenda released for Imptox workshop on microplastics at FoodMicro 2024 in Burgos

Discover the latest insights on microplastics and microbiome interactions at our workshop on July 8th.

We are excited to announce that the agenda for the Imptox workshop on "Microplastics and Microbiome Interactions: Sharing Insights and Exploring New Pathways" has now been published (read our full cover here). This workshop, part of the pre-conference activities at the FoodMicro 2024 Symposium in Burgos, Spain, will take place on July 8th from 9:00 to 11:00 at the University of Burgos.

Organized by Imptox researcher Andreja Rajkovic from Ghent University, the workshop aims to bring together experts, researchers, and industry professionals to discuss the latest findings and explore new research pathways in this critical field.


TOPIC 1. Imptox in the army of five: CUSP squad collects and analyzes data to decipher role of microplastics and nanoplastics in food safety and public health

Andreja Rajkovic, Gent University

TOPIC 2. Can microplastics modulate the virulence of Listeria monocytogenes?

Irene Ortega Sanz, Gent University

TOPIC 3. To swim or not to swim: Probing the influence of micro- and nanoparticles on male reproductive cell viability and how plastics react with Bacillus cerus cereulide.

Bram Jacobs, Ghent University and Sciensano

TOPIC 4. Campylobacter jejuni and Pseudomonas spp: microplastic assisted spread, virulence, and persistence in poultry chain

Ziva Kolenc, University of Ljubljana

TOPIC 5. Biofilm and toxins of Staphylococcus aureus embarquement aboard a plastic: voyage from food to gut

Andreja Rajkovic and Irena Ortega Sanz, Gent University


Registration fee

Regular: 15€ | Student: 10€



Forum Evolución Burgos. Conference Centre and Auditorium
Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca s/n 09002 - Burgo