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​​​​​​Isothermal Diagnostics for Critical Plant Pathogens: Design, Development, and Implementation​​​

This webinar is organized by the Diagnostic Assay Validation Network (DAVN)​

Broadcast Date: March 14, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:30 ​PM Central

​​​Webinar Summary​

Our speakers will guide you through the following key aspects including:

1) Designing Isothermal Diagnostic Tools: Learn about the principles behind isothermal amplification techniques, such as LAMP and RPA, and discover how these methods are tailored to target specific plant pathogens. Explore the nuances of primer design, probe selection, and assay optimization.

2) Developing Isothermal Diagnostic Assays: Gain insights into the development and validation of isothermal assays. Explore case studies and best practices in assay development, including sample preparation, reaction conditions, and result interpretation.

3) Implementing Isothermal Diagnostics in the Field: Understand the practical applications of isothermal diagnostics in plant pathology. Discover how these tools are deployed for on-site testing, disease management, and disease surveillance, contributing to informed decision-making and precision agriculture.

Learning Objectives​

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of isothermal amplification techniques, such as Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA), and how they differ from traditional PCR-based methods.

  2. Explore real-world case studies that showcase successful applications of isothermal diagnostics in plant pathology. Understand how these techniques have been used to identify and manage plant diseases in diverse agricultural contexts.
  3. Connect with experts and fellow participants in the field of plant pathology, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing that can lead to innovative solutions for plant health.​



Timothy Miles
University​​ of Michigan​