The presence of plant pathogens and pests in the field causes huge losses in the yield of crops and ornamental plants. One of the key elements to reduce the impact of any plant pathogen is the correct detection of infected plants and/or contaminated soil and water. Valitest EU project is focusing on the validation of plant health diagnostics. During the 1st semester of 2021, Valitest is offering several online workshops to introduce the importance of plant pathogens detection and test validation in diagnostic kits. This online workshops will offer you an opportunity to increase your theoretical and practical knowledge in diverse molecular techniques. As part of the Valitest consortium, ClearDetections presents you an unique opportunity to try our plant pathogenic nematode species Real-time PCR diagnostic kits in your own laboratory. Specifically, you will be able to detect Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or Meloidogyne chitwoodi. This practical session will be done in combination with five webinars, which will provide further theoretical support.
For more information about training sessions and webinars program, check the following invitation: Training activities announcements Dec 2020 .
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773139.