This workshop will be taught by international Fusarium experts. Participants will be introduced to standard morphological, genetic and molecular biological techniques used to identify and characterize strains of Fusarium. Participants will learn to use morphological characters to identify the most common Fusarium species, how to make tests for vegetative compatibility groups and cross-fertility, and how to extract, PCR amplify, and analyze DNA sequences. More than half of the time will be spent in the laboratory working with standard strains. Students may bring some of their own strains.
Practical training in the laboratory will cover most of the course and trainees will be assisted individually in the laboratory by ISPA-CNR staff expert in instrumental and immunochemical analysis of mycotoxins.
CNR – National Research Council
Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) – Bari, Italy
Number of places available: 40
Registration deadline: May 20, 2018
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Dr. Giuseppina Mulè