BCCM published a review in Applied and Environmental Microbiology to compile and highlight the roles of microbial resource centers and to plea for an enhanced deposit of microbial strains and genetic materials.
Ghent University has a strong tradition in biotechnological conversion of resources, both from agricultural and industrial origin, to high-value products. A new IOF (Interdisciplinary Research Fund) valorisation consortium, entitled "Biomolecules", will be a business development center that bundles complementary research groups from several expertise domains:
The BCCM/GeneCorner plasmid collection rewarded its best depositors from 2018:
To provide both its depositors and its customers with the highest quality standards, the BCCM/GeneCorner Plasmid Collection has implemented Next-Generation Sequencing as a default quality control test to check the authenticity of its new publicly deposited plasmids.
For this purpose, BCCM/GeneCorner appeals on the accurate sequencing service of seqWell (Beverly, Massachusetts, USA), using the plexWell™ technology.
BCCM contributes to the exhibition THE MOON: between Dream and Reality organized all summer long at the Royal Palace.
Initiated by the Federal Science Policy (BELSPO), the exhibition offers the public an original vision of art and science through art and research objects from the federal cultural and scientific heritage. This 2019 edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of one of humanity's wildest dreams: walking on the Moon!
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.
- 21 - 25 October 2019: course given in Dutch
- 16 - 20 March 2020: course given in English
- 11 - 15 May 2020: course given in French
pICOz, derived from pUC18, is a 1185-bp fully functional high-copy cloning plasmid with an extended multiple cloning site.
The engineering of this minimal vector and the potential use-cases for this tiny plasmid backbone are described in Staal et al., BioTechniques 66 (2019).
pICOz as well as its parental clones are publicly accessible via BCCM/GeneCorner.