Training on preservation of micro-organisms: a few weeks left to register!


The correct preservation of micro-organisms is of the utmost importance. Culture collections are experts in the preservation and safekeeping of biological material. They use the most adequate method for each material type.

The BCCM consortium organizes its third hands-on training on preservation of micro-organisms (cyanobacteria, diatoms and (myco)bacteria), a seminar on management of a culture collection, and a seminar on gene technology.

NEW : BCCM/DCG Diatom Collection offers educational kits


Two educational kits are now available at BCCM/DCG:

  • Teaching set 'Start to grow', includes 2 strains (2 different species), 1 L medium and plasticware to start

  • Teaching set 'Morphology', consists of 8 strains (8 different species) and 1 L medium

    These sets are curently only available for schools in Belgium.

Prices for kits and other specific services can be found at our price list.



Training ‘Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air': next sessions (13-17 May 2019, 21-25 October 2019, 16-20 March 2020)


This 5-day course is organized in Brussels by BCCM/IHEM and 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.

-        13 - 17 May 2019: course given in French

-        21 - 25 October 2019: course given in Dutch

-        16 - 20 March 2020: course given in English