Seminars and Workshops

BIOTECON Diagnostics offers seminars and workshops in the fields of microbiology, food analysis, regulations and automation. These are both pre-scheduled as well as available upon request.
Upcoming events:

17. October 2019 in Potsdam
Meat Industry
This workshop focuses specifically on food safety in the sector meat.
Registration and more information can be found here.

19.-20. September 2019 in Potsdam
Havel-Seminar
5th company event: “Modern Microbiological Food Testing”. We would like to invite you to network, learn and collaborate, and to discuss with us new methods and applications.
Registration and more information can be found here.

5. September 2019 in Potsdam
Environmental
This workshop will focus on understanding the basics of Legionella testing and is intended to provide the audience with information about the requirements, regulations and methods for Legionella testing.
Registration and more information can be found here.

17. June 2019 in Potsdam
Seafood
The workshop provides an overview about latest trends in food safety for the seafood sector. Learn more about our molecular biological solutions for the detection of pathogens as well as spoilage organisms in fish and shellfish samples. You can expect a mixture of lectures and practical work in our laboratories, including hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.
Registration and more information can be found here.

16. May 2019 in Potsdam
Real-time PCR
Quantitative real-time PCR methods are very well established for the quality control of food and feed products and environmental testing. Using real-time PCR foodborne bacteria and viruses, spoilage organisms, animal species, GMOs and allergens can be detected, identified or even quantified in a fast and reliable way. The one-day workshop is aimed at participants who are just starting with real-time PCR, or already use this method, and wish to deepen their knowledge.
You will learn about the general principles of real-time PCR, including experiment setup and data analysis. Afterwards you do a practical hands-on training for DNA-extraction and real-time PCR setup using the BIOTECON Diagnostics foodproof ® kits. Furthermore, you get the opportunity to familiarize yourself with different real-time PCR cyclers, such as the AriaMx, the LightCycler 96 and the LightCycler 480 II.
Registration and more information can be found here.

9. May 2019 in Potsdam
Allergens
Allergens are one of the most important analytes in food safety today. In Europe the EU guideline “EU 1169/2011”, but also national guidelines all over the world are forcing producers to look into testing for allergens. Do you also have the need to do so?
This workshop provides a profound and broad overview on contents and methods of allergen testing, including an introduction into ELISA and PCR technology. Learn both, protein and DNA determination! Furthermore, we will show how to prepare matrices with spiking solutions and afterwards how to extract them efficiently.
Registration and more information can be found here.

2. April 2019 in Potsdam
Milchwirtschaft
This workshop focuses specifically on food safety in the sectors dairy and infant formula. You will learn more about our solutions for the detection of pathogens as well as spoilage organisms in milk, cheese, yogurts, infant formula and other products using molecular biological methods. The workshop offers lectures and also includes hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.

19. February 2019 in Potsdam
Brauertreff
The workshop is aimed at persons who work in the field of quality control in breweries and beverage production. You can expect a mixture of lectures and practical work in our laboratories, including hands-on training of DNA extraction and real-time PCR setup, data analysis and interpretation.

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