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Mold fungus - theory and practice

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, hopefully the course will be held during autumn 2021.

The growth of mold fungi in different products is a quality problem and in some cases the growth of mold may also entail a risk of toxin formation. An identification to genealogy is a good help when deciding whether this risk exists.

At the course, we identify a number of commonly occurring mold fungi for genera and provide a basic knowledge of growth opportunities, pathways and formation of mycotoxins.

The course is held in Swedish.

Goal and purpose

After the course you should be able to distinguish between the most common mold genera. You also get knowledge about what influences growth, survival and spreading of mold and what risks mold growth can implicate.

Target audience

The course is aimed at those who work in theory and practice with mold issues in the food industry or other industry.


No prior knowledge is required but accustomed to laboratory work facilitates.


Petter Melin, RISE
Birgitta Bergström, RISE
Ingela Persson, RISE


Practical identification work on the microscope is interspersed with theory. A representative sample of species is available for identification. There is also the possibility to analyze your own isolates.


  • Taxonomy
  • Growth Conditions
  • Pathways
  • Kvantifieringsteknik
  • Mycotoxins
  • Macroscopic and microscopic identification
  • Molecular biological identification


  • Zygomycota (Rhizopus, Mucor)
  • Ascomycota (asexual and sexual propagation structures Aspergillus, Penicillium, Geotrichium etc.)

Practical information


Göteborgs stad


RISE Agriculture and Food
Frans Perssons väg 6, Göteborg

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19 000 SEK excluding VAT

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Petter Melin


Petter Melin


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Tina Petersson


Tina Petersson


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