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


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.

New Post-Doc collaborator at BCCM/ULC


Dr. Fabien Borderie has joined the team of BCCM/ULC in November 2015 to study the diversity of UV-sunscreen pigments in the polar cyanobacterial strains of the public collection. He has obtained a 2-years post-doctoral fellowship cofounded by the University of Liège thanks to the Federal subsidies for research and the FP7 people Marie Curie COFUND.

Moidons Cave (France)

BCCM @ EFIB 2015


From 27th till 29th of October, The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy took take place in Brussels.

EFIB is THE market leading annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, where delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries.

A BCCM booth was present!

The meeting of 2016 will take place in Glasgow.

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BCCM celebrates the go-live of a common 'Laboratory Information Management System' (LIMS)


Some time ago, BCCM decided to switch to a common IT- platform to support and centralize the daily internal operations of the different entities belonging to the BCCM consortium.
Siemens was selected as the partner for the implementation.
Unilab LIMS integrates both the administrative data (client database, customer orders, stock, delivery notes, ...) and the scientific data (strain information, performed analyses,...) and supports the ISO 9001 quality system.

BCCM has become observer member of GGBN


The BCCM consortium has joined the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) as observer member. The GGBN is a global network of well-managed collections of genomic tissue samples from across the Tree of Life, benefiting society through biodiversity research, development and conservation. The BCCM collections  offer their microbial strains also as genomic DNA samples, and want to share their experiences with  other colleagues in the genomics field.