Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)

Microbiology Modules

Microbiology modules provide bench-top, demonstration and theoretical training to senior microbiologists in standardized laboratory methods, such as serotyping, phagetyping, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). The modules also include biosafety and quality assurance.

  • Salmonella diagnostics
    This module provides bench-top training in standardized laboratory methods for the isolation, identification, serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Salmonella using MIC-determination, the interpretation of these results and their utilization for the surveillance of foodborne disease and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Campylobacter diagnostics
    The Campylobacter module provides bench-top training in standardized laboratory methods for the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Campylobacter, the interpretation of these results and their utilization for the surveillance of foodborne disease and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Region-specific pathogens
    This module provides bench-top training and demonstration in standardized laboratory methods for pathogens that are of particular relevance to the region where the training takes place. Examples include E. coli O157, Vibrio cholerae, S. Typhi, Bacillus anthracis, Brucella and Shigella.
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    This module provides bench-top training in performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing at a high standard and the detection of important resistant phenotypes.
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