3rd Course on Principles of Molecular Microbiological Diagnostics

17.01.2018 - 19.01.2018 All day

The course provides an actual overview, advantages and pitfalls of the general principles of state-ofthe-art molecular techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Basic features of e.g. NGS as well as advanced features e.g. real-time PCR will be addressed in relation to their diagnostic importance and usefulness. In addition, interactive discussions on clinical interpretation and application will be held in several specific simultaneous workshops for which participants will be able to register. Each workshop has a limited number of participants. During the workshops specific subjects will be addressed based on case reports. Those will be presented by moderators
with active involvement of the audience. In addition, experts in these fields will comment and, when necessary, add in depth knowledge and/or questions from the participants. Finally, additional important general subjects like (low resource) MDx laboratory setup, outbreak upscaling, validation and quality control of the different techniques are presented including future perspectives in the field.

Maastricht, Netherlands
Paul Savelkoul