Molecular microbiological identification and typing

22nd November

Molecular microbiological identification and typing

TATAA Biocenter are proud to collaborate with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and invites you to our course.

Course date: 17-18 Januari 2018. The courses start at 9 am and ends between 4.30 and 5.30 pm.

Registration deadline: 2 January 2018.

Course Language: Course will be held in English. Lecturers are Swedish.


  • Day 1, RISE, Jordbruk och livsmedel, Frans Perssons väg 6, Göteborg
  • Day 2, TATAA Biocenter, Odinsgatan 28, Göteborg

Responsible teachers: Charlotta Löfström PhD, Erik Nygren PhD, Johanna Edlund MSc, Filip Stern PhD

Number of students: Up to 15 students

Course fee: 2 days theoretical course inclusive laboratory experiment, 9000 SEK/attendee (excluded VAT). The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch, beverage, light snack, and fruits. Course fees DO NOT include accommodation, airfare or other travel costs.


Molecular analysis methods used for identification and typing of microorganisms are important to determine properties of the microbial strain, e.g. antimicrobial resistance, or to trace outbreaks in the food production chain. In recent years, novel technologies have been introduced based on thorough investigations of the nucleic acid content (DNA/RNA) of the microorganism.

This course provides you with an overview of some of these techniques and gives advice on how to interpret the complex data that are generated. The course focuses on quantitative PCR, whole genome sequencing and metagenomics. Some examples of software and approaches to data analysis of sequencing data will be provided.

Who should attend this course?

The target group for this course includes persons with experience with microbiological analysis methods in e.g. the food or pharmaceutical industry, who needs increased knowledge about methods used for microbial identification, with focus on new DNA/RNA based analysis techniques.

We recommend that you have good knowledge and experience with microbiological laboratory work.

Learning objectives

After attending this course, participants will have obtained knowledge about molecular methods for identification and typing of microorganisms.


Focus in the course is on novel molecular techniques such as qPCR, whole genome sequencing and metagenomics. Some tools for data analysis will also be demonstrated.


Program and Information

End-of-year offer!

16th November

Banner_End-of-year offer 2017

Offer: Pick products from at least 2 of the workflow steps below:

RNA extraction solutions

Quality control products

cDNA synthesis and qPCR reagents


*The 22% discount is valid for orders placed 16th of November to 20th of December 2017. Order directly from TATAA Biocenter in our webshop ( or by e-mail to, the discount will show in the order confirmation. The discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.