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MIFFI2020: programme

The preliminary programme is available for download. 

See the preliminary programme here.

Abstracts will be selected for oral presentations in each session.


  • Microorganisms in food and feed
    • Pro- and prebiotics
    • Microbiome
    • Yeast
    • Fungi
    • Whole genome sequences - tool to handle the good guys and the bad guys
  • Metabolic models
  • Enzymes for food and feed applications
  • Microbially derived bioactive compounds
  • Applications of cultures, enzymes, and metabolites
  • Animal & Human health
  • Future trends
  • Emerging technologies
  • Genetically modified organisms for food applications – the future of the past or still to come
  • Regulatory aspects

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

  • Kaarel Adamberg, Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies, Taltech, Estonia
  • Jaime Aguilera EFSA (European Food Safely Authority)
  • Jens Frisbæk Sørensen, DuPont, Denmark
  • Mansel Griffiths, Microsintesis, Canada
  • Lene Jespersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • John Morrissey, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Frank Møller Aarestrup, Aarestrup lab, Denmark
  • Arthur C. Ouwehand, DuPont, Finland
  • Paul Ross, Cork University, Ireland
  • Clarissa Schwab, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Alison Smith, University of Cambridge, England
  • Bas Teusink Vrije University, The Nederlands
  • Filip van Immerseel, U Gent, Belgium
  • Pekka Varmanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Kevin Verstrepen, KU Leuven, Belgium

Keynote speakers

  • Sakkie Pretorius, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University, Sweden