Food Microbiology and -hygiene - Archive

Special  Group Activities


  • 03.06.2024, Würzburg, Joint DGHM/VAAM Annual Conference
    Special Group Symposium
  • Cancelled: Berlin, 13.-15.11.2023
    19. Fachsymposium Lebensmittelmikrobiologie

  • 18.-19.03.2021 Virtual VAAM Annual Conference
    Special Group Symposium
    Report in BIOSpektrum 05/21 
  • 8.-11. März 2020, Leipzig, Joint DGHM/ VAAM Annual Conference
    Special Group Symposium 
  • March 2015, Würzburg, Joint DGHM/ VAAM Annual Conference
    Special Group Symposium "Food Microbiology and Food Hygiene".
    The keynote speaker was Hendrik Wilking from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, who gave an exciting overview of the epidemiology of listeriosis in Germany in recent years. Of the posters presented at the mini-symposium, Genia Lücking's (Technical University of Munich) contribution received one of the ten conference poster prizes.
  • April 2017, Landshut
    17th "Food Microbiology" symposium at the Sparkassenakademie in Landshut
    A total of 110 participants from science, food monitoring and industry attended to discuss various aspects of food microbiology in a wide-ranging programme. The keynote speaker was Ulrich Busch from the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety in Oberschleissheim. In an exciting and entertaining presentation, he reported on the clarification of an outbreak of listeriosis in southern Germany that lasted for years. Other key topics included pathogenic microorganisms, detection and inactivation of viruses/bacteriophages in food, starter cultures and microbiology of sausage products, microbiology of milk powder and aspects of food hygiene.

    The three best posters out of 25 exhibited were honoured with prizes. Thorsten Bufe (University of Hohenheim) took first place, followed by Livia Schwendimann (Agroscope, Bern) and Danai Etter (Agroscope, Wädenswil) in second and third place. Seven sponsors supported the symposium with an interesting industrial exhibition.