Coliphages, the key viral indicator to transform wastewater into reclaimed water

26th of June (15:00 – 17:00)

Waterborne virus outbreaks represent a major threat to global public health. Since the last 20 years, there have been more than 30,000 cases across the developed countries of waterborne virus outbreaks in a bacteriologically safe water. Bacterial indicators are limited and cannot detect the presence of viral pathogens, however coliphages can. Coliphages have been proposed as the new indicator for faecal and viral contamination, and in 2020 the European Union approved two new directives (EU 2020/2184 and EU 2020/741) where coliphages were included as a new parameter to be analysed.

Our unique and insightful coliphage training course presents an excellent chance to learn how to analyse coliphages. You will discover the simple, fast and effective Bluephage Methods for coliphage detection and enumeration as well as the latest regulations regarding water analysis and the role that coliphages play in them.

Dr. Julia Martín, University of Barcelona.
Expert on Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Nuria Guilera, Commercial Director at BLUEPHAGE
Expert on Environmental Laboratory Services

Tentative Agenda

  • What are coliphages and why should we analyse them?
  • Coliphage regulations
  • Official methods for coliphage analysis: pros & cons
  • Bluephage solutions


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