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Transboundary diseases: Instructor-led

  1-week course
£1,350 ex VAT
Limited to 4 participants
Plowright Building

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Who should attend

This course has been specifically designed for laboratory staff who are responsible for implementing diagnostic techniques in the laboratory. This course is not suitable for non-laboratory-based research or group leaders.

Requirements and qualifications

Participants must work within a laboratory and have a basic understanding of virological and related techniques. The course is presented in English.

Course description

The course is designed and taught by subject matter experts within the Reference Laboratories embedded within the vesicular and non—vesicular disease reference laboratories. The course will cover diseases studied within the repertoire of these laboratories including AHS, ASF, BTV, Capripox, Morbillivirus and FMD. Practical’s will use a single virus as an example of each technique. The course will include a combination of hands-on practical’s, demonstrations, and lectures. Relevant course material will be provided at the close of the course.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the quality management aspects that are important in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.
  • Prepare suitable contingency plans for their laboratory’s.
  • Perform antibody ELISA for the detection of antibodies using a commercial kit.
  • Isolate virus using cell culture and describe which cell lines are appropriate for each virus.
  • Perform real-time PCR and real-time RT-PCR, describe the differences in the methods and select the appropriate method for each virus.
  • Prepare samples for sequencing.

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