Want to gain a broad understanding of important filamentous fungi in agriculture, food production, indoor environments, pharma and biotech, both as contaminants and as production organisms?
This course provides a broad understanding of important filamentous fungi in agriculture, food production, indoor environments, pharma and biotech, both as contaminants and as production organisms. The course instructors will deliver a comprehensive insight in mycological methods for isolation, identification, screening and characterization of fungi and knowledge on how fungi grow and interact within a given system.
Participants will get hands-on experience in the identification of the most common fungal species and knowledge of their production of enzymes, small acids and mycotoxins. Through group work and case studies, participants will become familiar with the retrieval and interpretation of experimental data from mycological experiments and the literature.
Fungal physiology and life cycles. Experience with fungal micro- and macro-morphology. Identification of fungi by multidisciplinary methods (morphology, physiology, chemical profiling and DNA sequencing). Secondary metabolism, pathological and toxicological aspects. Student presentations of mycological subjects
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify and characterize industrially important molds to species level by multidisciplinary methods
- Predict the possibilities for fungal growth
- Screen for production of enzymes, lead compounds and food ingredients
- Understand the challenges in fungal fermentations
- Retrieve and interpret data from on-line databases on fungal bioinformatics
- Evaluate the possibilities for production of mycotoxins
- Annotate genomes for fungal secondary metaolite gene clusters
- Assess a mycological subject within industry and present the subject to people with mycological experience at an advanced level
Here you will find important information for short course participants regarding cancellation policies, location and waitlist policies.
Fee, registration and location
The course is free for PhD students from EU and EEA. However, there is a fee for materials and meals of DKK 3,000.
Price for industry and outside academia is DKK 10,000.
To register, please reach out to Professor Jens Christian Frisvad (email@example.com) and Associate Professor Jakob Blæsbjerg Hoof (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application deadline is November 2023.
The course will take place in the pilot plant facilities at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering on DTU’s Lyngby campus.