[Microbiology] Workshop announcement - June 3rd-5th 2009

MARCO BERZANO via microbio%40net.bio.net (by MARCO.BERZANO from ucd.ie)
Sun Apr 5 05:22:41 EST 2009


Dear All,

Cryptonet (www.cryptonet.ie) is pleased announce a three day practical  
workshop on molecular techniques and risk assessment focused on  
surface water contamination by Cryptosporidium spp. from agricultural  
sources.  All are welcome to join at University College Dublin,  
Belfield, Dublin, Ireland from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th June 2009.   
The workshop will be hosted by the UCD School of Agriculture, Food  
Science and Veterinary Medicine, and The Central Veterinary Research  
Laboratory (DAFF). Participants can choose to join just the one day  
symposium on molecular methods and risk assessment and, if they wish  
one of two follow on workshops detailed below.








Contamination of surface water by Cryptosporidium spp.

A workshop on molecular biological techniques and risk assessment

A one day symposium bringing together methodologies in molecular  
identification of Cryptosporidium spp. and microbial risk assessment  
will be held on Wednesday June 3rd 2009.  A combination of  
international and local speakers will present on key research issues  
relating to using molecular tools and risk assessment for  
Cryptosporidium spp. in agricultural catchments.  Attendance at the  
symposium is welcome without participation in the concurrent practical  
workshops to be held on June 4th-5th 2009.

Workshop 1: Molecular Techniques

A two-day practical workshop on molecular biological techniques:  
towards the development of standard protocols for the detection and  
quantification of Cryptosporidium oocysts in various environmental  
matrices. This session will cover the DNA extraction from complex  
environmental matrices (soil, slurry and contaminated water) and the  
detection of Cryptosporidium spp. using real time qPCR techniques.  
Special attention will be dedicated to statistical analysis of real  
time PCR data.

Workshop 2: Microbial Risk Assessment

A one-day workshop on risk assessment techniques applied to the study  
of non point source agricultural pollution. Using a participatory- 
based approach to teaching and learning, attendees will have the  
opportunity to use software tools and contribute to in-depth  
discussions, share experiences, and exchange resources in a variety of  
thematic topics such as Microbial and Ecological Risk Assessment, Risk  
Based Site Evaluation, Cryptosporidium Epidemiology.  Participants  
will develop a sound understanding in developing conceptual risk  
assessment models and semi-quantitative methods in describing  
microbiological risk.



Registration form could be found at www.cryptonet.ie/workshop09/



To request more information contact: marco.berzano from ucd.ie or peter.ziegler from ucd.ie



Apologies for cross-posting.

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Dr MARCO BERZANO
Bioresources Research Centre / Biosystems Engineering
UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine
Agriculture and Food Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield -Dublin 4 -IRELAND
Fax: +353 1 7167415
Email: marco.berzano from ucd.ie
Skype: esauritorix
Mobile: +353 87 0683867



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