VOLUME 23 NUMBER 1 SPRING 2019 ISSN 1496-3876
INTERNATIONAL EQA TRAINING – PART 2
Our most recent training (April 2019) was in the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in Addis Ababa. Dr. Michael Noble and Dr. Jean Frederic Flandin form One World Accuracy met with delegates in Ethiopia and trained in the manufacturing of EQA microbiology samples.
In 1996 (now 23 years ago!) CMPT received a request from the Thailand Department of Medical Science to assist in the development of a proficiency testing program for drinking water testing laboratories. At that time, two officials from Bangkok visited CMPT for two weeks during which we showed them how to make and distribute samples and gave them some basic guiding in informatics management.
Keeping up with the changes in taxonomy
The introduction of genome sequencing and other molecular techniques has been increasingly used to determine phylogenetic relatedness of microorganisms. This has led to an explosion of novel microbial taxonomy.
Prior classification criteria such as phenotypic characteristics have demonstrated to be insufficient and sometimes misleading when classifying organisms within different families, genera, or species