Training Courses

TrainingThe European Commission, in collaboration with the WHO and with other institutions, has conducted since 2000 a series of training courses on the analysis of food and feed samples for the presence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The scope is to provide to laboratory staff with the analytical biotechnology skills required in GMO testing, to help control laboratories to properly implement facilities and expertise, and to promote the use of validated and harmonised methods for detecting, identifying and quantifying GMOs.

Introduction to the Manual

Introductory remarks from the World Health Organization

Upcoming training courses

Title Date Place Description
Training Workshop on the use of digital PCR for GMO analysis (in collaboration with DG SANTE)


23 - 25 January, 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia  


Past training courses

Title Date Place Downloads
Thematic Training Workshop 3 on "Practical aspects of regulatory GMO testing"

(in collaboration with DG SANTE)
Date: 25-27 March 2015 JRC Ispra
Thematic Training Workshop 2 on "Practical aspects of regulatory GMO testing"

(in collaboration with DG SANTE)
24 - 26 September 2014 Ispra (Italy)
Thematic Training Workshop 1 on "Implementation of quality systems/ ISO 17025 accreditation"

(in collaboration with DG SANTE)
20 - 22 May 2014 Ispra (Italy)
ASEAN training course on ISO 17025 accreditation 21-22 May 2012 Philippines  
ASEAN Study Tour on GMO analysis 15-17 November 2011 Ispra (Italy)
Study tour on GMO analysis dedicated to Latin American countries

8-12 November 2010

Ispra (Italy)  
Training course on The Analysis of Food and Feed Samples for the Presence of Genetically Modified Organisms

12-16 April 2010

Gebze Kocaeli (Turkey)

26-30 October 2009

La Habana (Cuba)
25-29 June 2007 Sofia (Bulgaria)
18-22 September 2006 Tunis (Tunisia)
6-10 June 2005 Nicosia (Cyprus)
3-7 November 2003 Gödölö (HUNGARY)

3-7 February 2003

Ispra (ITALY)

18-22 November 2002

Ispra (ITALY)

19-23 September 2002

Ispra (ITALY)

11-15 December 2000

Ispra (ITALY)

20-24 November 2000

Ispra (ITALY)

23-27 October 2000

Ispra (ITALY)

25-29 September 2000

Ispra (ITALY)









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