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Trainings fungi: human and animal health (BCCM/IHEM)

Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air

Duration: 5 days Next sessions:

16-20 March 2020 (English)

11-15 May 2020 (French)

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This 5-day course introduces you to the mycology of the human environment. Each day starts with a theoretical session, followed by practical sessions in the lab. There is a strong focus on recognizing the main genera and identifying the most important species. Each participant will observe over 80 different species, covering the largest part of the commonly encountered fungal diversity.

 

The following topics will be handled:

  • basic fungal biology, classification, nomenclature and morphology
  • the typical characteristics for the different genera, the characteristics that matter at the species level
  • techniques for analysing the indoor environment and the outdoor air.
  • the recent developments in fungal identification

Per course, a maximum of 6 candidates can register. The course takes place at Sciensano in Brussels and is offered in Dutch, English or French, depending on the participants.

For more information and registration, please contact bccm.ihem@sciensano.be

 

Fungi from the veterinary practice

Duration: 1 day Next sessions: on request

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The workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.

During this workshop, we provide a general introduction to mycology. The main part of the day will be spent in the laboratory: presenting the species and getting to know them by microscopy. We also provide a brief introduction to DNA and protein based techniques as they have become more important for identification.

The course takes place at Sciensano in Brussels and is offered in Dutch, English or French, depending on the participants.

For more information, please contact bccm.ihem@sciensano.be

 

Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS

Duration: 1 day Next sessions: on request

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This training shows how to identify yeasts and filamentous fungi using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The following aspects will be detailed: culture, protein extraction, MALDI-TOF MS analysis, identification and databases. This workshop combines a theoretical introduction and a practical demonstration. The opportunity is also given to the participants to manipulate the samples during the procedure.

The course takes place at Sciensano in Brussels and is offered in Dutch, English or French, depending on the participants.

For more information, please contact bccm.ihem@sciensano.be

 

Laboratory practice in mycology

Duration: 1 day Next sessions: on request

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This training proposes to acquire basic practical knowledge in the mycology laboratory. This 1 workshop includes notably mould and/or yeast cultures (including techniques, culture media and culture conditions), sampling procedures, spore counting and basics in microscopy.

The course takes place at Sciensano in Brussels and is offered in Dutch, English or French, depending on the participants.

For more information, please contact bccm.ihem@sciensano.be