Nomination of BCCM/ULC collaborator Annick Wilmotte


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.

International training: In vitro cultivation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the laboratory of mycology (BCCM/MUCL)


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.