International Workshop on Biosensors for Food Safety and Environmental Monitoring (Biosensors2005)

Venue: Agadir

Location: Agadir, Morocco

Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 12, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 16, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2005
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The second workshop on Biosensor for Food Safety and Environmental Monitoring will be held in Agadir (Morocco), from 10th to 12th November, 2005. This workshop will bring together experts and those who are interested in the themes of the workshop. It will include plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations. It follows the same aims as the previous workshop organized in Marrakech in 2003.
Agadir is a most magnificent natural setting which was chosen for the most beautiful, the most highly regarded and the most hospitable of all Moroccan seaside resorts.
Agadir is the ideal destination for winter sunshine seekers. It offers a beautiful beach with fine sand, sunshine 300 days a year, many luxury hotels (20 000 beds, i.e. a quarter of the total Moroccan hotel capacity) and holiday centres on the coast.
It’s also known for water-skiing, diving, deep sea fishing, traditional dancing and for its special cuisine. Outside Agadir there are many tourist attractions; the fortress-like 16th century Kasbah, Sahara dunes and also tennis and golf courses.
Several International Airlines connect directly to Agadir. It is also easily reached from Casablanca International airport.
More information is available at:
Steering Committee
A. Amine, Chairman (Morocco), C.M.A. Brett (Portugal), G. Palleschi (Italy)
International Scientific Committee
A.Amine (Morocco), D. Barcelo (Spain), C.M.A. Brett (Portugal) , L. Gorton (Sweden), J. Hart (UK), J-M. Kauffmann (Belgium), J-L. Marty (France), G. Palleschi (Italy), F. Scheller (Germany), K. Sode (Japan)
Scientific Programme
The workshop will feature all aspects of the highly interdisciplinary area of biosensors with emphasize on the application of biosensors on food safety and environmental monitoring. It will cover the following topics:

• Enzyme-based biosensors
• Nucleic acid sensors
• Immunosensors
• Whole cell-based biosensors
• Nanotechnology and biosensors
• Validation of biosensors in real environmental and food samples
• Commercial developments and markets
Invited Speakers
• F. Scheller, University of Potsdam (Germany).
• K. Sode, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan).
The official language of the Workshop is English
Important deadlines
April 1st, 2005: Pre-registration
September 16th, 2005: Submission of the abstracts
September 26th, 2005: Information to authors about acceptance of abstracts
September 30th, 2005: Early registration with reduced fee
More information
More information can be found at the Web site:
Corresponding address:
Professor Aziz Amine
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
B.P. 146, 20 800 Mohammedia, Morocco
Tel: ++212 23 314705; Fax: ++212 23 315353; E-mail: