The preservation of biological material is of primary interest for research but also for industrial applications. It is the mission of the BCCM consortium not only to preserve, but also to offer quality controlled characterised and documented biological material. BCCM also offers its expertise through services and partnership projects.
The BCCM consortium developed a specialized training which focuses on the preservation of micro-organisms. This course will be presented by our well experienced staff members and is addressed to students as well as scientists and technicians from various fields of work including but not limited to: education, industry, health services, etc. who aim to develop their skills in micro-organism handling in general and preservation techniques in particular.
The BCCM training 2020 on preservation is organised during 5 days:
Day 1: 14th September 2020 (optional): A full day seminar on management of culture collections.
Day 2-4: 15th -17th September 2020: 3-day training on the handling and preservation: Three-day training is offered to teach the participants the different isolation, cultivation and preservation techniques, to practice these techniques and to discuss preservation aspects on particular organisms of interest with the lecturers and other participants. Possible choices: fungi, bacteria, cyanobacteria, microalgae (focusing on diatoms)
Day 5: 18th of September 2020 (optional)
A full day initiation on the cultivation and preservation of a micro-organism type different from the one selected for your 3-day practical training (DEMO's).