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It is becoming more and more common to use molecular methods (DNA methods) for the detection and characterisation of various agents, such as PCR, pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole-genome sequencing. What do these methods entail? What is detected by PCR and what is the reason for the focus on whole-genome sequencing? Are there any challenges with the application of this type of methodology? How are we going to use this methodology and technology in the future? The seminar will deal with the use of molecular methods from a practical point of view, focusing on foodborne bacteria in the context of both food control and research. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the background of the methodology (technology), practical uses and challenges, and future applications.

Date: 25 August 2016

Place: Stratos Culture and Event, Youngstorget 2a, Oslo

Language: Mainly Scandinavian languages

Target group: Food authorities, food industry and food laboratories (private and public)

Program (most of the presentations will be held in Scandinavian languages):

09:30 - 10:00 Registrering / Utstilling
10:00 – 10:05 Åpning
10:05 – 10:45 Hva er PCR og sekvensering, Arne Holst-Jensen, VI
10:45 – 11:15 Bruk av PCR til deteksjon av matbårne patogener, Gro S. Johannesen, VI
11:15 – 11:45 Karakterisering av isolater, Camilla Sekse, VI
11:45 – 13:00 Lunsj/Utstilling
13:00 – 13:15 Bruk av molekylære metoder til smittesporing i bedrifter, Taran Skjerdal, VI
13:15 – 13:45 Elaboration and validation of a PCR method, Saija Hallanvuo, Evira
13:45 – 14:00 Praktiske erfaringer med bruk av PCR, Torunn Stalheim, Bama
14:00 – 14:15 Praktiske erfaringer med bruk av PCR, Tore Skaaden, Denofa
14:15 – 14:45 Kaffe/Utstilling
14:45 – 15:00 Droplet Digital PCR: A Future Technology for Food Testing,Bio-Rads R&D Director Jean-François Mouscadet
15:00 – 15:15 Comparing Assay Performance Using Numerical Study Data, Karin Lönnqvist , Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:15 – 15:30 Pathogen Detection with Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP), Thomas Andersen, 3M
15:30 – 16:00 Drodling om fremtiden, Arne Holst-Jensen & Gro S. Johannessen, VI
16:00 – 16:15 Oppsummering



Labolytic AS, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 3M



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