Free WAVMA webinar on Aquatic Bacteriology
Techniques for collection, culture and identification of bacteria from aquatic animals. Date: March 20, 2015 Time: 9.00 PM Perth, Western Australian time (+8 GMT)
Free WAVMA Webinar on Aquatic Bacteriology by Dr Nicky Buller.
B-1009: Techniques for collection, culture and identification of bacteria from aquatic animals.
Date: March 20, 2015 Time: 9.00 PM Perth, Western Australian time (+8 GMT). NB: if you cannot make the live event, a recording will be made available to registrants.
Duration: 1 hour
About this event
This presentation will cover culture techniques and identification of bacteria from fish and other aquatic animals. Topics covered include collection of samples, collection and transport with an emphasis for remote areas; culture requirements for bacteria from freshwater, brackish and marine sources including use of NaCl, sea salts and incubation temperature; the advantages and disadvantages of different bacterial identification systems including conventional biochemical identification methods, use of the API systems and Vitek from Biomerieux, Biolog, and MALDI-TOF (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry. Molecular techniques for identification of particular bacteria will be discussed briefly.
About the speaker:
Dr Nicky Buller BSc, PG Dip Bus, PD Dip Mol Biol, PhD
Dr Buller is senior microbiologist at Animal Health Laboratories, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia where she has worked for over 20 years. Prior to this she worked in medical laboratories. She has a post-graduate qualification in molecular biology, a PhD involving molecular typing techniques, and is the author of Bacteria and Fungi from Fish and Other Aquatic Animals; a practical identification manual. Samples received at AHL include those from aquatic and terrestrial sources