Category Archive for: ‘Members’

  • Call for reviewers and developers of diagnostic protocols

    The development process for National Diagnostic Protocols (NDP) All protocols are peer reviewed and verified in a laboratory prior to endorsement as an NDP.  NDPs are then reviewed every 5 years for currency and accuracy.  Details of the process can be found in Reference Standard …

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  • Course on nematodes in cropping systems

    A course on the identification of and techniques for nematodes in cropping systems will be held 27 November – 1 December 2017 at the University of the South Pacific, Suva. Information on the course including cost, content, and scope can be found in the flyer. Please note, …

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  • Botryosphaeriaceae workshop

    A Botryospheariaceae workshop will be held from the 26-30 June 2017 at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. The workshop will cover isolation, preservation, morphology, taxonomy and identification of genera and species of fungi belonging to the family Botryosphaeriacae. More information available in the flyer. …

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  • Bee mite identification workshop

    A one day workshop on morphological and molecular identification for mite parasites of honey bees – Varroa, Tropilaelaps and Acarapis woodi (tracheal mite) will be held in Canberra at CSIRO Black Mountain, Monday 29th May 2017. Members of the NPBDN are encouraged to attend. If you are interested …

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  • Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop 2017 and associated workshops

    Expressions of interest are now open to all NPBDN members for the Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop (ADW) 2017 and associated workshops. The ADW 2017 will be hosted by the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) and held in Cairns 4th – 7th April 2017. More information about this …

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  • Imaging system can detect citrus greening before symptoms show

    A time-lapse polarized imaging system may help citrus growers detect greening before the plant’s leaves show symptoms, which should help growers as they try to fend off the deadly disease, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Find out …

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  • Laboratory Residentials 2016-17

    The assessment of applications for the 2016-17 round of Laboratory Residentials has been completed and brief descriptions of the successful projects can be found here. Professional development updates will be provided as opportunities arise. We strongly encourage you to inform the SPHD secretariat if you come …

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  • 2017 Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop update

    The 2017 Annual Diagnosticians’ Workshop is fast approaching and SPHD are working with the Modern Diagnostics initiative to host another fruitful training workshop and networking opportunity. Expressions of interest will be open to all NPBDN members early in 2017, please watch this space for more …

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  • New diagnostic key

    An interactive key and information system for all described Australian freshwater molluscs has just gone live at

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  • SPHD 23

    A joint meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics and the Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance was held by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre in Canberra from 11-13 October 2016. A communiqué from the SPHD meeting can be accessed here.  

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