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October 10-11 2019   Registration

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

In the course “DNA based identification of fungi” (10-11 October 2019) we aim to give insight in the recent development in this field. Besides in-depth presentations of various topics (see below), the course gives insight in ways to generate high quality sequence data from a culture (theoretical) and a hands-on training in DNA based identification, sequence data interpretation and analysis.
Topics:

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

Day 1. Thursday, October 10, 2019 (tentative programme)

  • 09:30   Welcome and general introduction
  • 09:45   Trends and developments in food diagnostics – t.b.a.
  • 10: 15  Coffee & tea
  • 10:45   Molecular-based identification of food and indoor fungi – dr. Jos Houbraken (Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, NL).
  • 11:30   MALDI-TOF MS and other proteomics approaches for identification of food and indoor fungi and yeasts – t.b.a.
  • 12:15   Lunch
  • 13:00   Practical explanation of DNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing and data quality.
  • 15:00   Hands-on workshop: BLAST analysis, sequence-based identification.

Day 1. Friday, October 11, 2019 (tentative programme)

  • 09:30   Application of next generation sequencing in food quality and safety – t.b.a.
  • 10:15   Coffee & tea
  • 10:45   DNA sequence alignment and tree building – dr. Ewald Groenewald (Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, NL)
  • 11:30   Hands-on workshop: DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis.
  • 12:15   Lunch
  • 13:00   Continuation of hands-on workshop: DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis.
  • 16:00   Closure and general remarks – dr. Jos Houbraken (Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, NL).

Instructors:
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.

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

Course Food and Indoor Mycology: € 1299,-
DNA based identification of fungi: € 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