Scientist/curator for coordinating and developing R&D activities and management of the collection:
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.
This 5-day course introduces you to the mycology of the indoor and outdoor environment. Participants will observe over 80 different species, covering the largest part of the commonly encountered fungal diversity. For more information, click here.
27-31 March 2017: course given in French
24-28 April 2017: course given in Dutch
23-27 October 2017: course given in English
BCCM/ULC collaborator Annick Wilmotte was nominated among 3 belgian female scientists to have her Wikipedia profile created by a group of Antarctic researchers who were making a WIKIBOMB. A WIKIBOMB is the insertion of a large number of Wikipedia profiles in one operation. The goal was to recognize the work of woman scientists in Antarctic research, to help to redress some of the gender bias prevalent throughout the encyclopedia and to provide more visible female role models for young girls interested by science.
Sciensano: a new host institution for BCCM/IHEM
The workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.
In 2016, two sessions of the course “Fungi of the indoor and outdoor environment” will be held. This five-day course is organized at the Scientific Institute of Public Health by the BCCM/IHEM collection of biomedical fungi at the following dates:
An international training course on the in vitro culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on excised roots (root-organ culture techniques) and autotrophic plants will be organised at the laboratory of mycology hosting BCCM/MUCL. The trainees will have the opportunity to manipulate the organisms (i.e. roots, whole plants and fungi) during each phase of the establishment of an in vitro culture.
Transgene overexpression and gene knock-down are valuable techniques in molecular cell biology research. In contrast to most common gene delivery techniques, lentiviral vectors allow targeting of almost any mammalian cell type, even non-dividing cells, and they stably integrate in the genome.