Member price $299/Non-member price $399
Saturday, August 24, 2024, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Part I)
Sunday, August 25, 2024, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM noon (Part II)

Scope:

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your understanding of micro and molecular biology. Join us for this immersive workshop that will provide insight into some of the mystery and misunderstanding around the principles of micro and molecular biology. Participants will learn about practical and applicable laboratory techniques that can be integrated into their daily operations. Attendees will be provided an opportunity for hands-on learning to practice aseptic technique, learn tips and best practices for maintaining sample integrity, and be provided instructions on proper cultural and molecular processing of samples. The workshop will be interactive and include a robust Q&A session with experts and opportunities to network with peers, industry professionals, and experts to build stronger relationships.

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is designed for individuals (laboratory personnel, QA, plant managers, regulators, and auditors) interested in or currently performing microbiology testing for the food, dietary supplement, and cannabis industries. 

Key Learnings:

  • Aseptic Technique Training:  Understanding the fundamentals of aseptic technique with practical demonstrations on maintaining a sterile environment to prevent contamination.
  • Practical exercises on microbial sampling, isolation, and identification.
  • In-depth exploration of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and other molecular tools as a powerful tool for microbial detection.
  • Interactive sessions to reinforce key concepts learned during the workshop.
  • Q&A with industry experts where participants can bring real-world challenges and questions for expert insights.

The information provided in the workshop and the ‘hands-on’ learning of the participants are expected to help them to develop and reassess microbiological processes in their own facilities.