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Mold fungus - theory and practice

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, 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.

Prerequisites

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

Lecturer

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

Content

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.

Theory

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

Praktice

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

Practical information

Municipality

Göteborgs stad

Venue

Frans Perssons väg 6, Göteborg

Type of event

Course

Registration info

Fee

19 000 SEK excluding VAT

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Petter Melin

Coordinator

Petter Melin

Forskare

+46 10 516 66 29
petter.melin@ri.se

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Tina Petersson

Administrator

Tina Petersson

Administratör

+46 10 516 66 63
tina.petersson@ri.se

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