The Siebel Institute of Technology continues to operate all web-based courses and programs without any delays or problems. We have temporarily closed campus educational offerings until early August at this time due to the COVID-19 situation.

To support our recent campus WBA students whose education has been impacted, we have immediately offered our well-established web-based educational option to complete this portion of their current studies.

Specialized Lectures

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Lecture Duration
54 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

Level
advanced

Cost
$140.00

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Quality Assurance and Control

Application of Genetic Tests in the Breweries

Keywords

Bacteria, Quality, Contaminants, Identification, Genes, DNA, PCR, qPCR

How stable is your yeast?

Description

There are thousands of different yeast strains and they all have specific metabolism that leads to different flavors and aroma or different fermentation characteristics. It is important to be able to identify the right strain and make sure it will not change overtime. This lecture presents a crash course about genetics and DNA fundamentals before describing how various techniques can be useful to maintain strain integrity, but also for the detection and identification of contaminants.


Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast ale and lager yeasts
  • Explain the relationship between yeast genetics and fermentation performance
  • Describe how to identify strains using genetic techniques
  • Describe the advantages of molecular techniques for identification of contaminants in beer
  • Explain genetic methods for the identification of wild yeast and bacteria

Lecture developed by

Dave Bertrand

Dave is a graduate in Biology/Molecular Biology from Laval University in Quebec City.

He joined Lallemand in 2003 as a research assistant in the propagation R&D lab in Montreal. Later that year he was involved in the transfer of the Genetic ID lab to Montreal. In 2007 he was promoted as lab manager and, with the help of a small but very dedicated team, takes care of the various genetic identification requests for the Lallemand group.


Key Facts

Lecture Duration (Narration)
54 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

Lecture Level
advanced

Cost
$140.00

Lecture Duration
54 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

Level
advanced

Cost
$140.00

Better experience on tablet or higher screen size.

Enroll

Need guidance? Leave a message and we'll get back to you.

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