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Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Innovation Institute (QMRA II)

July 1-10, 2013, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The QMRA II will be held at the School of Public Health at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil July 1-10, 2013 and aims to teach participants tools and skills to quantitatively assess microbial risks to human health associated with the global water quality challenges. Participants will learn how to use scientific data and computer programs towards building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.

A professional development weekend retreat will be included.

Funding is available for 13 post-doctoral scientists from the United States and 12 assistant professors and outstanding graduate students from Central and South America to attend the QMRA II.  To apply, please submit: 1) Application form; 2) Registration form; 3) A short CV (1-2 pages); 4) One letter of support/reference to Dr. Joan B. Rose at by March 30, 2013.

Applicants applying from the United States must be US citizens or have avalid green card.

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University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Av. Prof. Almeida Prado - Butantã
São Paulo - SP, 05508-070, Brazil
+55 11 3091-4896

New QMRAwiki!

CAMRA 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.