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An Introduction to Microbiology

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 10:00 to 15:45 (GMT)

An Introduction to Microbiology

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BACS member   more info 29 Aug 2018 £295.20 £0.00 £59.04
Non member   more info 29 Aug 2018 £410.00 £0.00 £82.00

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Microbiology impacts on a wide range of industries and products. A basic understanding of microbiology will benefit those working with microbiological products and technologies in their every day roles.



The course has been developed by BACS members with many years of experience in the sector.  It provides an understanding of microbe types, the problems they cause and how they may be resolved.  It is particularly suitable for formulators who use biocides either as active ingredients in products such as disinfectants or as preservatives for raw materials or formulated products.


The course tutor is David Ashworth. David is an experienced industry professional who has worked for major players in the chemical market sector. He has experience of all aspects of the development, marketing and use of biocidal products including in disinfection, oilfields, preservation and water/paper industries.



The course material is of a descriptive nature designed to be understood by the non‑microbiologist. It has been specifically designed for those working in the sector but with little or no knowledge of microbiology.


Feedback from those who attended previous courses includes:

The course was very informative.  The information I gathered from the speaker and also the hard copy will come in use in the future’

‘I learnt new things which is always good to take away’

‘Gave a good introduction to Microbiology for an industrial/working environment.  Good real world examples and problems faced’


BACS members are offered priority booking with attendance limited to 20 delegates to ensure that the course is interactive.  Attendees will receive both electronic and a hard copy of the course material.


An outline of the course is as follows:




Registration and refreshments




What Microbes Are:


This will introduce the various types of microbes eg bacteria viruses and fungi.

It will cover how they differ from each other, how environments affect them and how they proliferate



The Problems Microbes Cause 1 –Health Related:

This section will look at the health related issues, both human and veterinary that microbes are responsible for. Primary focus will be on areas specific to Biocidal Product Regulation Product types 1-5









The Problems Microbes cause 2 – Non Health related:

This will look at the effects of microbes on industrial processes and to a lesser extent agriculture. Primary focus will be on areas specific to Biocidal Product Regulation Product types 6 -13



Useful strategies for resolving microbial problems:

This section will explore the difference between preservation and disinfection. It will look at the roles of prevention and intervention and microbial management as opposed to eradication. Classes of biocides will be introduced and their differences explained




Do you have questions about An Introduction to Microbiology? Contact British Association for Chemical Specialities

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Macdonald Lymm Hotel
Whitbarrow Road
WA13 9AQ Lymm
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 10:00 to 15:45 (GMT)

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British Association for Chemical Specialities

The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

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