The 2019 edition of the BCCM/GeneCorner seminar was organised on Friday 20 September 2019.
The next edition will be hosted in 2021, please indicate your interest in the form below.
Will BCCM/LMG bacteria meet Mars?
By Jindrich Peiren (BCCM/LMG) & Rob Van Houdt (SCK•CEN)
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.
Candida auris has become a subject of increasing interest in the medical community worldwide. This emerging pathogen with a high potential for multidrug resistance has the ability to spread easily from one patient to another, making it difficult to treat or eradicate. Several hospital outbreaks have already been reported in South Asia, Europe and South America.
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.