BCCM training on preservation of micro-organisms: a practical approach

BCCM training on preservation of micro-organisms: a practical approach

The BCCM consortium developed a specialised 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 training is organised during 4 days (see detailed program):

  • Day 1-3: (18-20th September 2018): 3-day training on the handling and preservation: 

A 3-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 (fungi, bacteria, cyanobacteria, diatoms or other microalgae) with the lecturers and other participants.

The number of participants is limited depending of the selected type of micro-organism to maximise hands-on time for the participants.

  • Day 4: (21st of September) (optional) 

By organising 2 optional sessions, we would like to give you the opportunity to get first insights during:

1) 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).


2) A full day seminar on management of culture collections.

Please note that the participation in one of the main 3-day courses is not mandatory to participate in one of the optional sessions.


Detailed program

Registration and fees

Venue and accommodation