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EMPHASIS Summer School 2018. Emerging pests and diseases in horticultural crops: innovative solution

From 2018-07-02 to 2018-07-06, Grugliasco, IT
The EU-funded EMPHASIS project will be organising a Summer School in Grugliasco, Italy, from 2-6 July, 2018.
The overall goal of EMPHASIS is to develop and promote the take-up of practical and effective solutions to prevent and protect European crops from native and alien pest threats, improving productivity and resilience of European agriculture, in the context of climate change.

This course aims to train young researchers on epidemiological issues related to emerging pests and pathogens, and on innovative management strategies in horticultural systems. It also aims to provide skills on utilisation of innovative and effective diagnostic systems.

The course comprises three sections:
• innovative strategies for diagnosis and management in horticultural crops;
• emerging pests in horticultural crops;
• use of LAMP technology.

The purpose of the course is to familiarise trainees with the basic principles of LAMP as a diagnostic tool and to train them on in-field DNA extraction methods and common instruments/reagents of a LAMP assay. The course will provide trainees with the basis for designing, performing and troubleshooting a LAMP assay, according to EPPO Standard PM 7/98.

Training about LAMP technology will be structured on two levels (Basic and Advanced) to address participants’ different training needs.

For more information, please see:
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Source: Based on an event announcement

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