Workshop of Microbiology
Sunday 6 September 2015

Professor Willem van Leeuwen, appointed as professor at the University of Applied Science Leiden, Netherlands, is much known in the field of Diagnostic Microbiology. He was one of special guests of the 16th International Congress of Microbiology in Iran that was held in 25-27 august and was invited to the Department of Microbiology, school of medicine in Tehran University of medical sciences. He hold three separate workshops in the Department of Microbiology on 29 and 30 august that the summary of the workshop discussions as follows:
1.Epidemiological Typing Methods and the Impact on Infection Control
In this workshop, first, the importance of the subject of hospital infections as a global problem was dealt with the review of the pilot studies, which represents a reduction of hospital infections by using the typing method in the health care centers. Professor began the subject of molecular typing methods with an explanation of basic concepts in epidemiology, and then snapped in the explanation field of all typing methods and how to interpret the results of them. Distinguishing features of this workshop is to introduce and explain new typing methods including Mass MALDI-TOF-spectroscopy.

2.How to Write and Submit an Article
Generally the main topics discussed at the workshop include Problems in article writing and submission, standard operating procedures for article submission and how to write a good abstract and its key principals. Professor in this workshop discussed on the importance of different parts of an article and explained the mistakes that the authors may be do in any of the parts of manuscript. In the end, he had an overview of the key principals in writing different parts of a manuscript which was very attracted to the participants.

3.Quantitative PCR and Its Troubleshooting
In the beginning of this workshop was paid to explain of Real Time PCR and the basic concepts and technical methods was reviewed. Workshop was continued on clarifying the importance and the benefits of using this method and compare it with the traditional PCR. This workshop was focused on methods for highly specialized, and provided very useful explanations because of the importance of interpretation of the results in Real Time PCR. Professor had a fascinating debate in the context of how to calculate the efficiency of this procedure and the introduction of the factors influencing the efficacy and at the end of how could get rid of these adverse effect.


Note:
Along with this report total power point slides of three workshops was attached.

1.Epidemiological typing methods and its role to control Healthcare-Associated Infections
2.How to write and submit an article
3.Real-Time PCR