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Workshops


Below you can find the workshops delivered at RME2021.


Workshop presented by SCIENION

 

MULTIPLEX LATERAL FLOW – STEP-BY-STEP



Brief video presented by Space Application Services

 

ICE CUBES SERVICE – OUR EXPERTISE FOR YOUR EXPERIMENT

ICE Cubes Service is a simple and cost-effective way for your experiment or technology to fly onboard the International Space Station.



Workshops presented by Diagnostics@WUR

The development of new diagnostics (on-site and multiplex detection) is driven by new questions from the government (new legislation, international treaties, new target molecules) and the industry (faster, more upstream in the production chain, applicable by non-technically trained personnel). Moreover, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic elicited the development of fast detection concepts that could equally well be used in the agri-food domain. The need for new diagnostic methods is further driven by other events: new origins of raw food materials because of globalisation, circular production systems and, therefore, new contaminants, new diseases and pests caused by climate change, emerging fraud, new needs of empowered consumers. All this emphasises the great importance of monitoring the safety and quality of food (production) and the possible presence of pathogens in animals and plants. What is needed for this are smart, affordable solutions for measuring and detecting particular compounds and (micro)organisms at all possible locations in the production and processing chain. Therefore, five application-directed research institutes from Wageningen University & Research joined their diagnostic forces in Diagnostics@WUR.

 

Development of new, innovative diagnostic platforms and applications that meet the demands from the Wageningen domains: environment, plants, food, and animals. This also includes the improvement of current platforms. The important objectives are: simple and efficient sample pre-processing, on-site (field/farm, transport, factory, port, etc.), applicable by non-lab-trained employees, greater detection sensitivity, multiple targets simultaneously (multiplex), automatic reading of test signals as well as processing and forwarding of results. Spin-off applications to human diagnostics are studied as well.

 

DNA/RNA-BASED METHODS

Extraction protocols, isothermal pre-amplification, lateral flow tests, on-site and multiplex detection methods.

 

IMMUNO-BASED METHODS

Extraction protocols, lateral flow tests, guided flow, signal enhancers, easy readout, multiplex detection, llama single domain antibodies (multiple antigens immuniSation, animal-friendly, actual production in micro-organisms).

 

SPECTROSCOPY-BASED METHODS

Hyperspectral and Tera-Hz cameras, review detection of nanoplastics.