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EMPHNET Hosts Training Sessions on Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis
    EMPHNET Hosts Training Sessions on Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis
    November 17, 2015   |  Iraq

    EMPHNET in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST) conducted a five-day training session titled “Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis“. This training was conducted as part of the activities forming part of the “Strengthening, Surveillance, Diagnosis and Control of Brucellosis in Iraq” project which aims to Prevent and Control the Spread of Brucella, a potentially dangerous Pathogen in a country with a high burden of disease.

    EMPHNET  Hosts Training Sessions  on Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis

    The training was hosted at the Princess Haya Biotechnology Center PHBC located on the JUST campus between October 25 and October 29, 2015, and its sessions were attended by 6 participants from Iraq including four lab technicians from the Central Public Health Laboratory in Iraq and two veterinarians from Central Veterinary Lab.

    EMPHNET  Hosts Training Sessions  on Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis

    Key topics discussed during the training included; new molecular based methods of diagnosis, real time PCR, diagnosis of animal and human Brucellosis, Qiagen DNeasy blood and tissue extraction protocol, and biosafety considerations when working with infectious samples. The event agenda also included presentations on Complete DNA extraction procedures, Primers, Probes, Control DNA and data analysis as well as in-lab practical trainings.

    EMPHNET  Hosts Training Sessions  on Molecular Diagnosis and Subtyping of Brucellosis

    The team of facilitators included experts from CDC and PHBC/ JUST. EMPHNET liaised between CDC, the Central Public Health Lab in Baghdad, and other involved parties to oversee the training’s proceedings.