Microcokit project training school. Methods for detecting and quantifying aquatic microbial communities

Dal 04/04/2017 ore 13.00 al 06/04/2017 ore 15.00

Cnr-Irsa, Area della Ricerca RM1 - Via Salaria km 29,300 Monterotondo - Rome

'MicroCokit' (Microbial Community-based sequencing analysis linked to anthropogenic pressures: MicroCoKit to address the water quality) is a FP7 Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways project funded under the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP call. It is a close cooperation between academic groups (Irsa-Cnr-IT, EU-JRC, MBA-UK) and leading private enterprises (LGC-UK and NTBC-Spain).

The 'MicroCokit' project, coordinated by Irsa-Cnr, has been conceived to investigate and identify aquatic indicators based on microbial communities linked to anthropogenic pressures. It foster the transfer of knowledge among the partners through seconded staff from academia to company and vice versa with the final goal to bring to the market faster, sensitive and robust tools to assess the water quality based on quantitative real time PCR (qPCR) and Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) techniques.

The three day training course is aimed to disseminate molecular bio-tools for the characterization of microbial communities under different anthropogenic pressures. 

This informative course is beneficial for personnel involved with, or participating in, molecular biology-related and biotechnological research, other technical operations and basic/applied research.

The course will be presented by the project partners involved in the 'MicroCokit' Marie Curie Action and will show molecular methods used to sample and to assess natural microbial communities.

Organizzato da:
CNR - Istituto di ricerca sulle acque
European Commission DG Joint Research Centre Directorate D-Sustainable Resources

Referente organizzativo:
Anna Barra Caracciolo
CNR - Istituto di ricerca sulle acque
Via Salaria km 29,300 Monterotondo -- Rome
Altro Contatto di riferimento per organizzazione ed info: Paola Grenni, grenni@irsa.cnr.it

Modalità di accesso: ingresso libero
To apply, please provide:
- A cover letter with an expression of interest and a paragraph describing your relevant scientific activities related to this Training School;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
All applications should be submitted to: Anna Barra Caracciolo (barracaracciolo@irsa.cnr.it) or Paola Grenni (grenni@irsa.cnr.it) by 16 March 2017 by e-mail.
Successful applicants will be contacted directly by e-mail by 22 March 2017

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