Course Food and Indoor Mycology 2018 by Webmaster Courses 2018-01-26 09:59:23
October 8-10 2018 Registration

Venue: Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, Uppsalalaan 8, The Netherlands.
Price: € 1299,-

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 a 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.

The course “Food and Indoor Mycology” (8-10 October 2018) focusses on the classical detection and identification methods of food- and indoor fungi. A hands-on training will be taught in phenotype based identification of common food- and airborne contaminants. This 3-days course is supplemented with several in-depth lectures on specific topics:


  • Fungi and living crops
  • Spoilage of processed food
  • Fungi and mycotoxins
  • The indoor challenge, fungal indoor growth and health aspects
  • Detection of fungi in indoor environments and foods
  • The fungal spore in food mycology
  • Fungi as food

Molecular based detection and identification

“Hands-on” programme (3 afternoons):

Examples of more than 50 fungal and yeast species will be available for examination. Included genera are Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia, Syncephalastrum, Neosartorya, Eurotium, Talaromyces, Chaetomium, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Paecilomyces, Talaromyces, Wallemia, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Botrytis, Alternaria, Scopulariopsis, Trichoderma, Geotrichum,

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 the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, Uppsalalaan 8, The Netherland

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