Due to an impact of covid-19 outside of our control, we are having to postpone this webinar, which was planned for 3 February to 25 March 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

To the 350 people who have already registered to attend, please be assured that your registration will be transferred and we will be in touch with joining instructions.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope you’ll be able to join us on 25 March 2021. 


This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations.

About the webinar

This is the first webinar in the Quarterly Webinar Series of the Joint Knowledge Transfer Framework for Food Standards and Food Safety Analysis, which is a cross-government project (funded by Defra, FSA, FSS and the Government Chemist) aimed at disseminating knowledge from government funded research to stakeholders to support UK laboratory capability and promote best practice in food safety and standards analysis.

The webinar will take place on 3 February 2021, 14:00 (GMT) and will be presented by Dr Timothy Wilkes. Dr Wilkes has over 20 years’ experience in the field of genetic research in academic and industrial sectors. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of microarrays and qPCR technology for applications ranging from cancer diagnostics and functional gene analysis to food authenticity.

The webinar will be introduced by Selvarani Elahi MBE, Deputy Government Chemist. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

Register here for the webinar

Further resources

The training materials developed through this framework are available on: