Validation of methods for the detection of new emerging pathogenic Escherichia coli - STECTRACK

01 February 2007 → 31 December 2009
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
detection ring trials multiplex PCR STEC
Project description

Shigatoxin producing E. coli (STEC) are known to cause severe human infections. A new STEC detection method for serotypes O26, O103, O111, O145 and O157 (both sorbitol positive and negative) will be optimized (multiplex PCR, IMS). The optimized method will be validated using ring trials in order to implement this method in STEC control and prevention.