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Course module: B-MFIF
Food and Indoor Fungi
Course info
Course codeB-MFIF
ECTS Credits1.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact personprof. dr. P.W. Crous
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. P.W. Crous
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prof. dr. P.W. Crous
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prof. dr. H.A.B. Wosten
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Teaching period
1  (03/09/2018 to 09/11/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
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Enrolment periodfrom 28/05/2018 up to and including 24/06/2018
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 20/08/2018 up to and including 21/08/2018
Waiting listYes
Course placement processdocent
The aim of this course is the recognition and identification of the most common fungal and yeast species found as food and airborne contaminants or used in food processing. More than 100 fungal and yeast species will be available for examination by the participants. Special lectures will deal with isolation techniques, food preservation and aspects of the biology of food- and airborne fungi such as mycotoxins, growth, water activity, food fermentation, heat resistance and health implications. For program see
After completion of the course, students have a profound understanding of:
1) Identification methods  of fungal species based on morphology and DNA phylogeny
2) Fungal classification system, systematics, and the use of online tools for fungal identification
3) Applied aspects of fungal biodiversity in industry, medical mycology and plant patholog
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1) Prepare fungal material for microscopic examination and identification
2) Interpret morphological and molecular results for identification
Entry requirements
You must have a valid study entrance permit
Prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor Biology of Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
Required materials
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Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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