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We welcome you to join our workshops!

Would you like to learn more about detection of food pathogens by real-time PCR and ELISA? Then come join our workshops where you will receive both in-depth information and hands-on training. Use your chance to meet and work with our lab experts. For beginners, we also offer a general real-time PCR workshop. Here you will gain knowledge about qPCR, including theory, experimental setup, equipment and data analysis. We look forward to meeting you at one of our workshops!

Our Workshops in 2019:

Select one of the workshops to learn more about it.


Workshop Details

Here you find more information about every workshop course we are offering:

  • BRAUERTREFF

    Detection / quantification of spoilage yeasts, Alicyclobacillus and Legionella

    The workshop is aimed at persons who work in the field of quality control in breweries and beverage production. You can expect a mixture of lectures and practical work in our laboratories, including hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.

    Topics of the Workshop:
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      Introduction and theory of spoilage organisms in breweries

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      Guest speaker Dr. Mathias Hutzler (TU Munich): “Using real-time PCR in breweries”

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      Applications to detect Alicyclobacillus and spoilage yeasts

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      Legionella  quantification - a new approach to detect a dangerous pathogen

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      Better Brewing App by Oculyze - control of the fermentation process

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      Hands-on training in the lab: screening for spoilage bacteria and detection of hop tolerance genes

    Language: German

  • MILCHWIRTSCHAFT

    Detection / quantification of yeast and mold, Salmonella, Listeria, Cronobacter

    This workshop focuses specifically on food safety in the sectors dairy and infant formula. You will learn more about our solutions for the detection of pathogens as well as spoilage organisms in milk, cheese, yogurts, infant formula and other products using molecular biological methods. The workshop offers lectures and also includes hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.

    Topics of the Workshop:
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      Introduction into the microbiological pathogens in dairy products

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      A new rapid method: quantification of yeast and molds in dairy products

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      Molecular biological testing: detection of Listeria, Clostridium botulinum

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      Detection of mastitis pathogens using real-time PCR

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      Hands-on training in the lab: Multiplex PCR solutions, control of powdered infant formula – simultaneous detection of the genera Cronobacter and Salmonella and the family of Enterobacteriaceae

    Language: German

  • ALLERGENS

    Allergen detection and quantification with ELISA and real-time PCR technology

    Allergens are one of the most important analytes in food safety today. In Europe the EU guideline “EU 1169/2011”, but also national guidelines all over the world are forcing producers to look into testing for allergens. Do you also have the need to do so?

    This workshop provides a profound and broad overview on contents and methods of allergen testing, including an introduction into ELISA and PCR technology. Learn both, protein and DNA determination! Furthermore, we will show how to prepare matrices with spiking solutions and afterwards how to extract them efficiently.

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      Short introduction of EU regulation EU 1169/2011 and related international regulations, including labelling of allergens

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      Hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR in the laboratory

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      Hands-on training of protein extraction and ELISA in the laboratory

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      Hands-on training of spiking matrices

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      Result interpretation and data analysis

    Language: English

  • REAL-TIME PCR

    Real-time PCR introduction

    Quantitative real-time PCR methods are very well established for the quality control of food and feed products and environmental testing. Using real-time PCR foodborne bacteria and viruses, spoilage organisms, animal species, GMOs and allergens can be detected, identified or even quantified in a fast and reliable way. The one-day workshop is aimed at participants who are just starting with real-time PCR, or already use this method, and wish to deepen their knowledge.

    You will learn about the general principles of real-time PCR, including experiment setup and data analysis. Afterwards you do a practical hands-on training for DNA-extraction and real-time PCR setup using the BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof ® kits. Furthermore, you get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with different real-time PCR cyclers, such as the AriaMx, the Lightcycler®96 and the Lightcycler®480 II

    Topics of the Workshop:
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      Introduction and theory of real-time PCR

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      Comparison of different real-time PCR cyclers, such as AriaMx, Lightcycler®96 or Lightcycler®480 II (technical specifications, cycler operation, software, etc.)

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      Hands-on training in the lab for DNA-extraction and real-time PCR setup using the BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof ® Kits

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      Analysis of the real-time PCR data obtained during lab training

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      Troubleshooting and discussion

    Language: English

  • SEAFOOD

    Detection / quantification of norovirus and hepatitis A virus

    The workshop provides an overview about latest trends in food safety for the seafood sector. Learn more about our molecular biological solutions for the detection of pathogens as well as spoilage organisms in fish and shellfish samples. You can expect a mixture of lectures and practical work in our laboratories, including hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.

    Topics of the Workshop:
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      Introduction to the pathogenic bacteria and viruses in seafood

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      A new approach with high convenience: Listeria monocytogenes detection using real-time PCR

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      Save money and time with multiplex PCR solutions: detection of norovirus and hepatitis A virus in one assay

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      Detection and differentiation of important Vibrio species and their respective toxin genes

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      A new rapid molecular biological method: quantification of yeasts and molds in seafood products

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      Hands-on training in the lab

    Language: English

Registration

Herewith I do a binding registration for one or more workshops:

(*) required

info_outline General Information
WORKSHOP LANGUAGE:
English or German
LOCATION:
All workshops will take place in Potsdam - Hermannswerder, Germany.
TIME:
09.30 am - 04.00 pm
WORKSHOP FEE:
199 €
(For Germans only: Zuzüglich Mehrwertsteuer)

Includes one / two hotel overnight stay(s) at Inselhotel Hermannswerder or other hotel, catering, workshop handouts (English or German) and certificate of participation.

You will receive an email confirmation of your registration following your submission.

Cancellation up to one week prior to the workshop will result in cancellation fees of 50 % of the registration costs. Cancellation after one week prior to the workshop will result in cancellation fees of the full workshop registration costs. Substitute participant may be nominated.

Contact for questions:
Dr. Constanze Klopfleisch

cklopfleisch[at]bc-diagnostics[dot]com
+49 (0)331 2300-253