This course focuses on the process and execution of DNA extraction and qPCR and amplicon sequencing for microbial identification in wastewater systems. The course is designed for both academics and practitioners, including graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, laboratory staff, plant operators, consultants, and other sector professionals with a background in sanitary, civil, environmental or (bio)chemical engineering, environmental biotechnology or biochemistry. As the course is at graduate level, participants with knowledge of and experience with the basic concepts of biological wastewater treatment will particularly benefit from it.
The following topics are part of the course:
- Extraction of DNA;
- Real-time quantitative PCR;
- Amplicon sequencing;
- Other methods.
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Learning objectives, activities and assessment depend on the delivery mode of the course. In general, learning objectives are more complex for instructor-led courses. This is particularly true for on campus courses and tailored training because they allow for guided, hands on, laboratory exercises and assignments. To view the learning objectives, activities and assessment of this course please click here.
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