Workshop on identification of bacteria from fish and other aquatic animals.

Dr Nicky Buller, Senior Microbiologist at the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia, is running a workshop at the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) conference being held in Perth in July. The workshop is for 2 hours on Sunday 3rd July and cost is $30 for members of $50 for those not attending the conference. Please see below for information regarding the workshop, and a website link to registration.

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Workshop title: Identification of bacteria from fish and other aquatic animals

Name(s) of person chairing the workshop: Dr Nicky Buller

· Workshop description – This workshop covers identification of bacteria from fish and other aquatic animals from freshwater and marine environments. The emphasis will be on biochemical methods, but the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) will be discussed. Participants will learn the importance of using appropriate isolation media and incubation temperatures to isolate pathogens from different host species. Bacteria covered include Aeromonas species, Vibrio species, Flavobacterium species, Tenacibaculum maritimum, Photobacterium species,Streptococcus species (S. agalactiae and S. iniae), and biosafety issues from zoonotic bacteria when culturing tissues from marine mammals. A presentation will be incorporated with demonstration and practice for interpretation of biochemical reactions. A range of bacterial cultures will be available for participants to observe.

The workshop is aimed at students, scientists and researchers who are working or studying in the area of aquaculture or diagnostic methods for aquatic animals.

For further enquiries please contact nicky.buller

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
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