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October 11-12 2018 Course Introduction to novel identification methods  Registration

Venue: Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, Uppsalalaan 8, The Netherlands.
Price: € 999,-

Two courses on different, but connected topics are given in this week: “Food and Indoor Mycology” (3 days) and “Introduction to novel identification methods of food- and indoor fungi” (2 days). This course in the identification and detection of food- and indoor fungi is unique in the world. It is packed with background information on several subjects, such as the recognition, detection, occurrence and impact of these fungi on food products and in human dwellings. After completion of both courses, you will also be up to date in detection and identification of food- and indoor fungi. We aim to teach broad audience including people that work in food and indoor related companies, (routine) laboratories, academia and research institutes who would like to expand their knowledge on fungi occurring on food and in indoor environments.

In the course “Introduction to novel identification methods ” (11-12 October 2018) we aim to give insight in the recent development in this field. Besides in-depth presentation of various topics (see below), the course offers training in DNA based identification and sequence data interpretation and analysis.


  • Trends and developments in food diagnostics
  • Next generation sequencing for food quality and safety
  • Fungal phylogeny
  • MALDI-TOF and other proteomics approaches
  • Databases
  • Bioinformatics

Dr. J. Houbraken and Dr. J. Dijksterhuis. Lectures will be presented by specialists from Westerdijk Institute and invited speakers.

Language of instruction:
The course is taught in English.

The course will take place at Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, Uppsalalaan 8, The Netherlands.


Course Food and Indoor Mycology: € 1299,-
Mycology and Course Introduction to novel identification methods: € 999,-
Course Food and Indoor Mycology package: € 1949,-

Lunches and the course book “Food and Indoor Fungi” by Samson et al. are included in the course fee; accommodation excluded