Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute
August 1-12, 2015 Michigan State University
Funded by National Institutes of Health
The Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA III) will be held at Michigan State University. Participants will learn how to use scientific data and computer programs toward building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. QMRA III is designed for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career professionals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.
QMRA III is a 10 day workshop, where participants will (1) attend lectures from the top scientists in the QMRA field; (2) engage in specific hands-on exercises; (3) under the mentorship of a program faculty member and teaching assistant, conduct a QMRA as a research case study within a multidisciplinary team; and (4) use and contribute to the QMRAwiki (http://qmrawiki.canr.msu.edu/). We assume no prior computational experience on the part of the participants. Therefore, we will include tutorials in computer models and applications for risk assessment.
Dr. Jade Mitchell or Dr. Mark Weir
International Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
March 23-27, 2015 IIPH, Hyderabad, India
June 7-12, 2015 Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Funded by Obama-Singh Initiative
This workshop will be jointly taught by Drexel faculty and visiting faculty from the Indian Institute of
Technology at Delhi, the Indian Institute of Public Health, and India’s National Environmental Engineering
Research Institute. Participants will learn the tools and skills to quantitatively assess microbial risks to human
health associated with global water, air, and food quality challenges. Participants will gain hands-on experience
with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies. The workshop will be simultaneously
offered at Drexel and at IIT Delhi, enabling
participants to engage with their peers in India.
Questions or requests for application and travel support,
For March course in India: Dr. Arun Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org
For June course in USA: Dr. Patrick Gurian at email@example.comM
is developing a central repository in a wiki format, to make
quantitative microbial risk assessment information available and
accessible to the public. The wiki will provide a reliable source of
information on microbiological hazards with data, information, and new
developments included in the content. In the future the site will
become more interactive and feature a strong tutorial for users to
learn QMRA. This site is a valuable source of information for those new
to the field of QMRA or for teachers who are looking for new material.
The wiki will contribute to building a network of individuals
knowledgeable in the field of quantitative microbial risk
assessment. The new QMRAwiki is up, and can be accessed here.