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 presents to you its first training, focusing on preservation of micro-organisms, management of a culture collection and new developments in gene and plasmid technology. This course is addressed to all students, scientists, technicians and industrials who aim to develop their potential in micro-organism handling and preservation and/or who want to be kept informed of the usefulness of plasmids as powerful tools in research.
The training is organised during one week and is divided as follows (see also detailed program):
Day 1: seminar on management of a culture collection, legal issues and Information management
- Day 2-4: 3-days training on the handling and preservation of bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungi.
- A 3-days training is organised to teach the participants the different preservation techniques, to practice these techniques and to discuss preservation aspects on particular organisms of interest (fungi, bacteria or cyanobacteria) 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.
- Training fee (4 days): 1300€ for non-profit Research Centres; 1700 € for companies, including training activities, training manual, lunches for 4 days and a social event.
- Day 5: by organising 2 optional sessions, we would like to give you the opportunity to get first insights in :
- a day of DEMO's as initiation to the handling and preservation of a micro-organism type different from the one selected for your 3-days practical training.
- Fee: 300€ for non-profit Research Centres; 400 € for companies, including training activities, manual and lunch.
- a half-day seminar on new developments in gene and plasmid technology (see detailed program)
- Fee: 225€ non-profit Research Centres; 315 € for companies, including lunch.
Please note that the participation in the main 3-days course is not mandatory to participate in one of the optional sessions.