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BCCM Training : PROGRAM

The preservation of micro-organisms: a practical approach

Management of a culture collection: seminar

New developments in gene and plasmid technology: seminar

 

PROGRAM

All presentations will be given in English.

 

Day 1: Management of a culture collection

 

  • Information management

  • Quality management

  • Shipment

  • Nagoya protocol

  • Introduction on preservation of micro-organisms

 

DAY 2-4 : 3 days training on the handling and preservation of an organism type of your choice: 

 

Bacteria

Topics:

  • General Practices for the handling of Bacteria
    • Culturing, isolation and purity check
    • Working under ISO9001
  • Freeze drying
    • Concept and overview
    • RMC determination
    • Hands on training
  • Cryopreservation
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • Cryopreservation on cryobeads
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • DNA bank
    • Concept and overview
  • General discussion
    • Question and Answer session

 

or

 

Cyanobacteria

Topics:

  • General Practices for the handling of Cyanobacteria
    • Working under ISO9001
  • Microscopical observations and taxonomy
    • Hands on training
  • Culturing and culture media
    • Sterile transfers for preservation of living cultures
    • Hands on training
  • Isolation from environmental samples and purification
    • Controls of purity
    • Hands on training
  • Cryopreservation
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • DNA bank
    • Concept and overview
  • Round Table discussion

 

or

 

Fungi

Topics:

  • General Good Laboratory Practices for the handling of Fungi
    • Culture
    • Culture media
    • Isolation
  • Freeze drying
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • Cryopreservation
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • Cryopreservation on cryobeads
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • Preservation under water or oil
    • Concept and overview
    • Hands on training
  • General discussion
    • Question and Answer session
    • New developments and future perspectives

 

Day 5: option 1 :  one-day initiation on the handling and preservation of an organism type of your choice:

(same topics as for day 2-4 but less elaborated and through demo's)

 

Bacteria

Cyanobacteria

Fungi

 

Day 5: option 2 : A half day seminar : "New developments in gene and plasmid technology"

 

See detailed program

 

 

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