Call for Nominees to Chair the CASP Microbiology Working Group

The Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) has formed a microbiology working group to develop conformity standards, identify reference and testing materials, recommend educational workshops and outreach programs.

Nominees should be able to facilitate meetings and achieve consensus among groups of scientists; as well as have a working knowledge of microbiology laboratory procedures and methods; and AOAC programs and procedures. Knowledge of methods for detection and measurement of micro-organisms is desired. It is expected that the working group will meet by conference call an average of twice a month, and an in-person meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA on Saturday September 7, 2019. We are also considering co-chairs if time commitment is an issue. You may nominate yourself.

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If you are interested, or know someone who should be considered, please submit a CV to Scott Coates, Senior Director, AOAC Research Institute, at