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Course DNA based identification of fungi 2019 by Webmaster Courses 2019-09-09 11:17:08
 
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October 10-11 2019  Fully Booked

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 

  • 09:30   Welcome and general introduction
  • 09:45   Trends and developments in food diagnostics – Aart van Amerongen (WUR, Wageningen, NL)
  • 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 – Teun Boekhout (Westerdijk Insitute, Utrecht, the Netherlands)
  • 12:15   Lunch
  • 13:00   Practical explanation of DNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing and data quality – Martin Meijer (Westerdijk Insitute, Utrecht, the Netherlands).
  • 15:00   Hands-on workshop: BLAST analysis, sequence-based identification.

Day 2. Friday, October 11, 2019

  • 09:30   DNA sequence alignment and tree building – dr. Ewald Groenewald (Westerdijk Institute, Utrecht, NL)
  • 10:15   Coffee & tea
  • 10:45   Hands-on workshop: DNA sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis.
  • 12:15   Lunch
  • 13:15   Application of next generation sequencing in food quality and safety – Jos van der Vossen (TNO, Zeist, NL)
  • 14:00 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.



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