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Pathogen Identification and Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring by Mass Spectrometry

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START DATE 6 November 2014
START TIME 09:30am

Department of Natural Sciences, Hendon Campus, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 6 November 2014
END TIME 04:00pm

A one day practical training course for medical students in new technologies.

MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry is a proteomic-based technology that is transforming microbial identification and reshaping how frontline diagnostics is being delivered to clinical microbiology.The technology offers numerous applications, ranging from species characterisation, rapid detection in blood culture to screening for some antibiotic resistance or detecting biotypes/subspecies.

This one day course will provide insight into the rapidly changing field of human infectious disease diagnostics and how this will impact on health.  It will take place on two sites; Public Health England, Colindale and Middlesex University. Transport between both sites has been arranged.

At PHE: The course will cover the principles of the technology, enable all to prepare samples for analysis and use the software to interpret your own results.

At Middlesex University: Participants will use another form of mass spectrometry to see how the technology is being developed for antibiotic resistance assays.

Focus of the workshop

  • Principles of Mass Spectrometry
  • Rational behind its usage in diagnostics
  • Sample preparation and effect on results
  • Data interpretation and databases
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Clinical applications.


All members of RCP, PHE, NHS and private labs are eligible to attend this free course. Please register through RCP. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis as space is limited to 16 participants.

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Dr Renata Culak
Dr Tom Gaulton
Prof Haroun Shah
Dr Mike Carter
Middlesex University

Dr Ajit Shah
Ali Olkun
Leonardo Pantoja

Further information

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 451 6715

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