Registration Header


ISO 11133 culture media quality assurance – latest updates and practical lab tips


Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Start Date:1/22/2020


Duration:60 minutes


ISO 11133:2014 is a mandatory standard for all ISO 17025-accredited labs for microbiological analysis of food, feed and water. It is also widely used by non-accredited labs. ISO 11133 and its latest amendments describes the preparation, production and performance testing of culture media from this whole area. Since its publication as a full ISO standard for food and water microbiology, it has been implemented in many labs, but still there are many open questions for the daily lab work.

This webinar will give practical tips for daily handling of culture media including preparation, shelf-life testing, microbiological and physical performance testing amongst other topics.

During the registration process, participants have the possibility to send their own questions.


Barbara Gerten

Senior Scientist Traditional Microbiology
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Barbara is a microbiologist with many years of industry experience who has been at Merck KGaA since 2008. She is a member of several ISO/CEN committees including ISO Working Groups e.g. “Culture Media” and Chair of IDF Standing Committee for Harmonization of Microbiological Methods and the German DIN NAL Working Group “Microbiology in the Food Chain”.

Dr. Andreas Bubert

Senior Product Manager Culture Media Food & Beverage
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Andreas has a PhD in molecular microbiology and over 20 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry at Merck KGaA. He is a member of AOAC RI Advisory Council, German VAAM and has authored over 40 publications.

First Name


Last Name
Job Title
Work Phone
Email Address
Zip/Postal Code
Got a burning question about this topic? Send it to us using the box below and we will try to have it answered by our expert panellists. You are also welcome to ask questions on the live day.

This Webinar is a free service provided to you by William Reed Business Media Ltd and this service is produced by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (known as MilliporeSigma in the US & Canada). Please let us know if you are happy for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to contact you about their products and services:

By Email:
By Phone:

William Reed Business Media Ltd. may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email or by phone. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to

More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice