Laboratory development

Dianova and the National Food Institute have the capability to develop and carry out training in all aspects of laboratory capacity development. 

Laboratory development


Dianova and the National Food Institute have the capability to develop and carry out training in all aspects of laboratory capacity development. We cover all aspects needed to develop a laboratory to perform food safety analyses and assesment according to international standards, including monitoring. The activities are based on microbiological and chemical knowhow and can include all steps from a first visit to a final handover and follow-up support.

Training in laboratory management

  • business plan for top management
  • competitor analysis
  • accounting systems (ABC systems)
  • HR
  • Marketing in laboratories
  • General laboratory management
  • Project management
  • Crises management
  • Continued education, intenational networking and ressources

Quality assurrance  ISO 17025 and validation

  • Principles GLP of accreditation (field studies on pesticide residues)
  • Internal audit of laboratories ans investigating problems
  • Monitoring and evaluation of systems
  • Proficiency test - follow up
  • Provision of proficiency tests
  • Strenghening of reference laboratory activities
  • Method validation
  • Measurement uncertainty

Technical training 

Basic level

General (both microbiology and chemistry) 

  • Food Safety issues, including food safety surveillance and monitoring
  • Integrity – control in the analytical chain from sampling to results
  • Reference laboratories and standard methods
  • Reporting and follow-up

General food microbiology

(including choice of parameters, methods etc) 

  • Campylobacter
  • Shiga toxin producing E. coli STEC
  • Listeria
  • Vibrio, 
  • Clostridia
  • Salmonella
  • Bacillus
  • Enterobacter sakazakii
  • Characterisation of bacteria including antimicrobial resistance


  • General food chemistry
  • Sampling
  • Sample preparation, extraction and sample workup
  • Analytical techniques: GC, HPLC, Mass spectrometry other spectrometric test
  • Assays
  • Chemical monitoring and intake estimation
  • Residues – pesticides
  • Residues – veterinary drugs
  • Pollutants and unwanted chemical including food contact materials
  • Additives

Advanced level training


  • Selected topics from the basic level in more details but also
  • Virus
  • Molecular methods for detection of pathogenic microorganisms (DNA or immunobased)
  • Molecular methods for characterization of strains (PFGE, MLVA, etc)
  • Validation of alternative methods
  • Microbial criteria – principles
  • Outbreak investigation - principles
  • EU legislation e.g. Directive 882/2004 but also legislation on food borne pathogenic bacteria

Extended technical training and consultancy 

  • Laboratory design inventory and installations
  • Service operation
  • Instrument selection, acquisition, and installation
  • Run-in, familiarization and method development


Proficiency testing

By participating in a proficiency test you will be able to assess both your analytic performance and the reliability of your data in comparison to other laboratories.

Analysis and testing

Dianova offers a range of laboratory analyses and diagnostic examinations within the field of zoonoses and infectious diseases among companion and production animals. 


Dianova organises training courses on topics related to animal health and food safety world wide.

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