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Parasite to prevention: advances in the understanding of malaria.
Edinburgh Conference Center, United Kingdom, 20-22 October 2010.
Contribution: J.Ferrer, C.Prats, D.López, J.Valls, D.Gargallo-Viola. Contribution of Individual-based Models in malaria elimination strategy design (poster).

Current Opinion Conferences. Cellular Host-Pathogen Interactions.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5-7 September 2010.
Contribution: J.Ferrer, C.Prats, D.López, D.Gargallo-Viola, J.Valls.
Analysis of the population structure of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (poster).

III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology
(BioMicroWorld2009),
Lisbon (Portugal) December 2-4, 2009
Contribution I:
X. Portell, C. Prats, M. Silbert, M. Ginovart. Effect of the inoculum characteristics on the first stages of a growing yeast population in beer fermentations by means of an Individual-based Model (oral).
Contribution II: X. Portell, M. Ginovart, R. Carbo, J. Vives-Rego. Differences in stationary phase cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. bayanus grown in aerobic and hypoxic bath cultures assessed by electric particle analysis, light diffraction and flow cytometry (poster)
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Contribution III: A. Gras, J. C. Cañadas, M. Ginovart. INDISIM-SOM: an individual-based simulator on a website for experimenting and investigating diverse dynamics of Carbon and Nitrogen in mineral soils (poster).

6th International Conference on Predicitive Modeling in Foods (6th ICPMF),
Washington DC (United States) September 8 - 12, 2009.

Contribution: X. Portell, C. Prats, M. Silbert, M. Ginovart. Exploring lag phase and growth initiation of a yeast culture by means of an Individual-based Model (oral).

Second SAFE Consortium International Congress on Food Safety: Novel Technologies and Food Quality, Safety and Health,
Girona, 27-29 d’abril de 2009.
Contribution: R. Dalmau, X. Portell, C. Prats, M. Ginovart, A. Giró. Individual-based Modelling and simulation: towards a better understanding of growth dynamics from small inocula (poster).
6th Vienna Conference on Mathematical Modelling (MATHMOD), Viena, 11-13 de febrer de 2009.
Contribution I: C. Prats, J. Ferrer, A. Gras, M. Ginovart. Individual-based modelling and simulation of microbial processes: yeast fermentation and multi-species composting (oral invited).
Contribution II: C. Prats, A. Standaert, K. Bernaerts, J. Ferrer, D. López, J. Van Impe. Optimization methods for individual-based model parameter estimation in predictive microbiology (poster).
Contribution III: M. Ginovart, X. Portell, M. Silbert. Repitching of yeast in beer fermentations: Individual-based Model simulations (poster).

V Congreso Español de Ingeniería de Alimentos y II Congreso Iberoamericano sobre Seguridad Alimentaria (
CESIA-CIBSA 2008) ,
Barcelona (Spain), 5-7 de novembre de 2008.
Contribution I: M. Ginovart, X. Portell, M. Silbert.Reutilización de la Levadura en Fermentaciones de la Cerveza: Simulaciones por Ordenador (poster).
Contribution II: R. Carbó, M. Ginovart, M. Vias. Influencia de Brettanomyces/Dekkera en la Evolución de la Fermentación Alcohólica (poster).

The 21st International ICFMH Symposium “Evolving Microbial Food Quality and Safety” (FoodMicro 2008),

Aberdeen
(UK), 1-4 de setembre de 2008.
Contribution I: J. Ferrer, C. Prats, D. López, J. Vives-Rego. Mathematical Modelling Methodologies in Predictive Food Microbiology: a SWOT Analysis (oral).
Contribution II: M. Ginovart, R. Carbó, A. Gras, X. Portell, J. Vives-Rego. A comparative study of the use of an electronic particle analyser and a flow cytometer to assess the changes of cell size distributions of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. bayanus during aerobic and anaerobic growth in batch cultures. (poster).

5th International Conference on Simulation and Modelling in the Food and Bio-Industry (FoodSim 2008),
Dublin (Irlanda), juny de 2008.
Contribution: C. Prats, J. Ferrer, D. López, J. Vives-Rego. Individual-based Modelling and flow cytometry: two suitable tools for predictive microbiology (oral).

SwarmFest 2008,
Chicago (USA), maig de 2008.
Contribution: C. Prats, J. Ferrer, D. López. INDISIM, an Individual-based Model to simulate microbial cultures (oral).
II International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld 2007), Sevilla (Spain), novembre de 2007.
Contribution: M. Ginovart, J.C. Cañadas. INDISIM-YEAST: an individual-based simulator accessible from a website for experimenting and investigating diverse dynamics of yeast populations in liquid media (poster).

5th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF 2007),
Atenes (Grècia), setembre de 2007.
Contribution I: C. Prats, J. Ferrer, B. Flix, A. Giró, D. López, J. Vives-Rego. Evolution of biomass distribution during bacterial lag phase through flow cytometry, particle analysis and Individual-based Modelling (poster).
Contribution II: M. Ginovart, A. Gras, R. Carbó. INDISIM-YEAST, a simulator for individual-based modelling of yeast metabolism and process dynamics in asynchronous batch fermentations (poster).
Contribution III: M. Ginovart, A. Gras, R. Carbó, J. Vives-Rego. The use of flow cytometry and particle size analysis in the individual-based model INDISIM-YEAST, a simulator of yeast populations (poster).

6th International Conference of Biological Physics (ICBP 2007),

Montevideo
(Uruguai), agost 2007.
Contribution: J. Ferrer, C. Prats, D. López. Individual-based Modelling: an essential tool for Microbiology (poster).
The International ICFMH Symposium. Food safety and food biotechnology: diversity and global impact (Food Micro 2006), Bologna (Itàlia), agost 2006
Contribution: C. Prats, A. Giró, J. Ferrer, D. López, J. Valls, J. Vives-Rego. A Mathematical Analysis of the Stages in Bacterial Lag Phase (poster).

International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM2006),
Madrid (Spain), August 2006
Contribution: P. Gomez-Mourelo, M. Ginovart. From individual-based model to partial differential equations: an application to the study of yeast populations in batch cultures (poster).

XX International Conference of Physical Biology: From Molecular Interactions to Cellular Behavior,
Sitges (España), June 2006
Contribution: C. Prats, A. Giró, J. Ferrer, D. López, J. Valls. A physical interpretation of the microbial growth rate temperature dependence (poster).

European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2006),
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany), May 28-31, 2006.
Contribution: A. Gras, M. Ginovart. INDISIM-SOM, an individual-based model to study short-term evolutions of carbon and nitrogen pools related to microbial activity in soil organic matter (oral).

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 54th Annual Meeting,
Washington (USA), December 2005.
Contribution: J. Ferrer, E. Herreros, J. Valls, C. Prats, D. López, D. Gargallo-Viola. Individual based modelling and simulation of Plasmodium falciparum Infected erythrocytes in vitro cultures (poster).

XVIth International Congress for Tropical Medecine and Malaria, Marsella (França), September 2005.
Contribution: J. Ferrer, D. López, J. Valls, C. Prats. Individual Based Model and simulation of Plasmodium falciparum Infected Erythrocytes in vitro cultures (poster).

European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB05),
Dresden (Germany), July 18-22, 2005.
Contribution: M. Ginovart, M. Silbert. An individual based model to study the behaviour of yeast populations in batch cultures (oral).

I Internacional conference on Environmental Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld 2005),
Badajoz (Spain), March 15-18, 2005.
Contribution I: C. Prats, D. López, A. Giró, J. Ferrer, J. Valls. Spatial properties in Individual based modelling of microbiological systems. Study of the composting process (poster).
Contribution II: M. Ginovart, D. Duch, A. Gras. A discrete model to study bacterial activity of activated sludge systems in wastewater treatment (poster).
Contribution III: A. Gras, J. Valls, M. Ginovart. Nitrifier bacterial activity linked to mineralization of soil organic matter: individual based simulations (poster).
Contribution IV: A. Gras, C. Prats, M. Ginovart. An individual based model to study the main groups of microbes active in composting process (poster).

Applied Simulation and Modelling - ASM 2004,
Rhodes (Grecia), June 28-30, 2004.
Contribution: A. Gras, M. Ginovart. Discrete simulation model to study heterotrophic microbial activity in soil.

5th International Conference on Biological Physics,
Goteborg (Suècia), 2004.
Contribution I: C. Prats, A. Giró, D. López, J. Valls. Individual Based Modelling of Bacterial Cultures. A Lag Phase Study (poster).
Contribution II: A. Giró, M. Ginovart, D. López, M. Silbert. An Individual-based Model to Study Growth Inhibitors of Yeast Cells in Batch Cultures (poster).

Alcalá 2th International Conference on Mathematical Ecology,
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain), 5-9 Septiembre 2003.
Contribution: M. Ginovart, J. Valls, D. López, A. Gras. Individual Based Modelling of Microbial Activity to Study Mineralization and Nitrification Process in Soil (oral).

4th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in foods, Quimper (France), June 2003.
Contribution I: M. Ginovart, D. López, A. Giró, M. Silbert. Flocculation in brewing yeast: a computer simulation study (Poster).
Contribution II: A. Giró, J. Valls, D. López, M. Ginovart. Computer Simulations of the Lag Phase (Poster).

15th European Simulation Multiconference,
Prague (Czech Republic) June 2001.
Contribution: M. Ginovart, A. Gras, D. López. Discrete simulation of bacterial activity in soils: amonification and nitrification process (oral).

3rd International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods,
Leuven (Belgium), 2000.
Contribution: M. Ginovart, D. López, J. Valls. Simulation modelling of bacterial growth in yoghurt (oral).