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Nomination of BCCM/ULC collaborator Annick Wilmotte

30/11/2016

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)

14/07/2016

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.

Novel inducible lentiviral Gateway Destination vector platform available at BCCM/GeneCorner

01/06/2016

Transgene overexpression and gene knock-down are valuable techniques in molecular cell biology research. In contrast to most common gene delivery techniques, lentiviral vectors allow targeting of almost any mammalian cell type, even non-dividing cells, and they stably integrate in the genome.