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©Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (KNAW-WI), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Food and Indoor Mycology course

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Detection and identification of food- and indoor fungi including the most recent developments. Hands-on training on phenotyp-based identification on more than 50 examples of relevant fungi and yeasts. Generation of high quality sequence data from a culture (theoretical) and a hands-on training in DNA based identification, sequence data interpretation and analysis. Lectures include: Fungi and living crops, Spoilage of processed food, Fungi and mycotoxins, Fungal indoor growth and health aspects, The fungal spore in food mycology, Next generation sequencing for food quality and safety, Fungal phylogeny, MALDI-TOF and other proteomics approaches, Bioinformatics.


Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute (KNAW-WI), Utrecht, the Netherlands

Person responsible:

Jos Houbraken (

Type of training:

On-site training, with lectures by specialists and examination of selected cultures (practical work).








1 to 5 days


The Netherlands

Organism group/Resource type:

Filamentous fungi,Yeasts

Application domain on Health & Pharmaceutics:

Diagnotics,Human & animal health

Application domain on Food & Agriculture:

Food processing & preservation,Food safety

Content (non-exhaustive):

Data & Information management,Detection & isolation & Bioprospecting,Identification & taxonomy

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