Diagnostics workshop: mobile detection platforms
for One Health diagnostics applications
14th April 2022
Hybrid: in person Orvieto, Italy and Online
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Aims of the workshop:
The workshop aims to discuss factors influencing the design of diagnostic assays for One Health applications, including sample types (environmental, medical or veterinary), target sequences and assay format, reflecting on current standard diagnostics in public and animal health.
A second objective will be to illustrate the background of two key mobile diagnostics platforms: LAMP and LEC-LAMP, their application in diagnostics, advantages compared to conventional assays and to discuss current challenges.
About this workshop:
The workshop will be an interactive hands-on event to facilitate learning and interactions among ECRs and PGRs and will discuss current and future diagnostics for One Health applications.
There will be a number of invited expert speakers to initiate workshop discussions on the application of diagnostics for public health, animal health and environmental samples, the development of assays, current limitations and challenges in the field, with an aim to encourage active discussions among participants. Speakers will also cover the importance, impact and application of comparative genomics on designing diagnostic assays for One Health diagnostic applications.
This will be followed by two practical computer-based workshops demonstrating approaches to designing mobile detection platforms: LAMP and LEC-LAMP for One Health diagnostics applications targeting the detection of pathogens and/or antimicrobial resistance genes. Participants will be able to design and assess their diagnostic assays targeting zoonotic pathogens and/or antimicrobial resistance genes of interest in-silico.
There will be opportunities for ECRs and PGRs to interact and discuss solutions for improving current One Health diagnostics and foster new collaborations.
This workshop is open for One Health EJP Consortium Members and Stakeholders. The event is targeted to PhD students, early career researchers and scientists with an interest in One Health-related diagnostic applications.
If you have any questions, please contact the organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org