Events — September 25th, 2017

Back from Hupo 2017 – new trends in proteomic research

The 16th Annual World Congress of the Human Proteome Organisation, the HUPO 2017, was held in the Convention Centre in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, from 17th to 21th of September. About 950 participants from academia and industry were attracted by the Congress to discuss new proteomic approaches in the field of health, disease and ageing. … read more

Knowledge — May 1st, 2017

Microbiological diagnostics: will molecular tests replace conventional methods?

A fast but reliable identification of pathogens causing acute infections is a highly important issue in microbiological diagnostics. Conventional culture-based methods are well adapted and quite inexpensive but time-consuming and accompanied by certain limitations. Modern molecular methods have been increasingly incorporated in laboratories, but can they fully replace the traditional microbiological diagnostics? This article will focus on bacterial identification and characterisation methods in microbiological diagnostics including currently used technologies with their advantages and drawbacks. An overview table of the article will summarise all important information. … read more