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About RME2018


RME2018 is the 12th conference in the Rapid Methods Europe series dedicated to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics across the agri-food, water, animal health and healthcare sectors. This 12th edition will also include new developments in rapid methods for forensic applications.


The conference aims to further strengthen the academia-industry relations and disseminate advanced research towards practical applications. From concept to product, from analytical methods to systems, and from laboratory to on-site testing are some of the themes that have emerged for RME2018.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites)
  • chemical contaminants
  • substances of emerging concern
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • mycotoxins and plant toxins
  • allergens
  • GMOs
  • pesticide and veterinary drug residues
  • waterborne organisms (algae, fish, plants, etc.)
  • nanoparticles
  • authenticity, adulteration and fraud
  • forensic identification.

RME2018 features:

  • Plenary lectures & parallel sessions
  • Poster sessions
    The Advisory Committee particularly encourages students to submit abstracts for poster presentations. A number of abstracts will be selected for 6-minute talks (speed presentations).
  • Workshops & vendor demonstrations
  • Instrument & manufacturers exhibition

RME2018 is aimed at a wide range of scientists, technologists, and professionals wishing to gain insight into to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics. Attending the conference is an invaluable opportunity for laboratory managers and technicians, food safety and quality assurance/quality control managers, technical managers, industrial and water treatment operators, public administrators, veterinary diagnosticians, healthcare professionals, and others interested in rapid analysis & diagnostics.