Colorimetric methods for drug resistance detection in M. tuberculosis


Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, COLOMBIA
Facultad de Salud


Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Who should attend?

The one-day workshop on colorimetric methods for drug resistance detection in M. tuberculosis can benefit professionals working in Microbiology.Attendees are expected to have basic knowledge in microbiology.

The workshop is recommended for mycobacteriologists, clinical microbiologists, laboratory technicians, PhD or Master students who are engaged in tuberculosis research activities.

This workshopwill help participants to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills on rapid detection of drug resistance using the nitrate reductase assay (NRA) , and the colorimetric redox indicator (CRI) methods; the two new methods recently endorsed by WHO (2011). Participants will have direct hands-on experience on these methods.



Number of participants

Maximum of 12 participants will be selected to attend the practice training programme.

Programme fees:  100USD


DrAnandi MARTIN, Ghent University, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Gent, BELGIUM

Dr Juan Carlos Palomino, Ghent University, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Gent, BELGIUM

Dr Wellman Ribbon, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramnga, COLOMBIA



9.00-9.15        Welcome

Dr Wellman Ribbon

9.15-9.30         Presentation of objectives and organization of the workshopDr. A. Martin

9.30-10.00       Overview of drug resistant methods apply to M. tuberculosis. Dr JC Palomino

10.00-10.30    Basic concept and biosafety practice. Dra.  Ximena Montes Rincón

10.30-11.00    Coffee-break

11.00-11.30     Basic principle of the NRA.

DrA. Martin

11.30-12.00     Basic principle of the CRI.

DrA. Martin

12.00-13.30    lunch

13.30-16.00     Preparation of CRI and NRA-practice in the laboratory

Contact information

Dr Wellman Ribbon:


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