From 21st June to 23rd June, 2017
Hotel Plaza Quebec, Conference Center, 3031 Boulevard Laurier, Québec City, Québec, Canada G1V 2M2
The Franco-Canadian symposium on natural antimicrobials: Food, Medical and Veterinary Applications took place June 21-23, 2017 in Quebec City. It was organized by the Consortium de Recherche et Innovations en Bioprocédés Industriels au Québec (CRIBIQ) and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) in partnership with two NSERC industrial chairs (METABIOLAC and PEMÉCO). This event was also part of the activities of the Associated International Laboratory in Bioproduction of Natural Antimicrobials (LIAAN), a joint venture between INAF (Laval University, Canada) and the Charles Viollette Institute (University of Lille 1, France), and was sponsored by the French Antimicrobial Peptide Society.
More than 130 people were gathered on the theme of natural antimicrobials. Among the participants, we were able to count delegates from more than 25 companies, more than 30 research institutes from Quebec, Canada, France, Ireland, United-States and Japan as well as numerous governmental bodies. Speakers of very high calibre were able to develop on their science or their experiences of partnerships for the benefits of the participants. Once again, the particular character of the events organized in association with the CRIBIQ allowed to federate brilliantly the academic and industrial sectors.
30 scientific posters were presented among which 18 participated in the competition. Eighteen evaluators from industrial and academic sectors each assessed 3 posters. The INAF bursary of 750 $ associated to the 1st Prize was awarded to Annabelle St-Pierre of UQTR, the $500 METABIOLAC bursary dedicated to the 2nd Prize was awarded to Rémi Przybylski of University of Lille, the $300 PEMECO bursary associated with the 3rd Prize was awarded to Laurent Dallaire of University Laval and the $100 LIAAN bursary dedicated to the People's choice was awarded to Emna El Manif of University Laval.
During the first evening, the speakers and the foreign participants were able to take advantage of a visit of the Aquarium of Quebec followed by a very appreciated banquet. This optional activity was a very successful opportunity of networking which allowed the participants to go more in depth to there discussions and to create opportunities of partnerships. The symposium ended with a guided tour of the INAF's installations and the teaching and research laboratories at the Pavillon Comtois of the University Laval. 35 people participated in this visit that was highly instructive.
In conclusion, ANTIMIC 2017 was a big success which was confirmed by the strong positive comments of the participants and the gratitude expressed to the organizers, INAF and CRIBIQ.
We wish to thank all the financial partners of the event: the CRSNG, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science of University Laval, ROBIC, The city of Quebec via Cercle of the Ambassadors, The Producers of Milk of Quebec, Thymox, Olymel and BioK +. We also thank the financial partner of the CRIBIQ - the Ministry of the Economy, the Science and the Innovation of Quebec.
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