Two upcoming courses promote innovative diagnostics for plant pathogens

To meet the increasing need for cost-effective and highly sensitive molecular methods for early detection of harmful plant pathogens two innovative training courses will be organized in the next months.

The first course will target the recently introduced digital PCR (dPCR), and will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia), from October 5th to 7th, 2016.
The “dPCR experience workshop”, organized by the Slovenian National Institute of Biology (NIB) with the technical assistance of BioSistemika, will give hands-on experience in dPCR, to address case studies including applications in food safety (e.g. GMOs and plant pathogens) or human health (e.g. human pathogens and cancer biomarkers).
Detailed information can be found at this link.

The second course, organized by FERA (Food and Environment Research Agency, UK), in the framework of the Horizon 2020 research Project EMPHASIS, will target LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification) detection technique.
The two-day course, to be held on November 11-12, 2016 at FERA Campus in York (UK), will illustrate the background, design, running and troubleshooting of LAMP assays for the detection of plant pathogens and identification of pests.
Further information can be found at this link.