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Preservation of micro-organisms: a practical approach

A training organised by the BCCM consortium at ITM in Antwerp.

17-20 sep 2019

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The preservation of biological material is of primary interest for research but also for industrial applications. The course is addressed to all students, scientists, technicians and industrials who aim to develop their potential in micro-organism handling and preservation.

This is the second training organised by the BCCM consortium, hosted by the Unit of Mycobacteriology of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM). The three-day course component 'Storage of bacteria' will be held at ITM’s buildings in Antwerp. Other course components will be offered at Ghent University and University of Liège.

It is the mission of the BCCM consortium not only to preserve, but also to offer quality controlled, characterised and documented biological material. BCCM also offers its expertise through services and partnership projects.


This BCCM training is organised during 4 days:

  • Day 1-3: (17-19 September 2019): three-day training on the handling and preservation of mycobacteria, cyanobacteria & diatoms or other microalgae
  • Day 4: (20 September 2019): one-day training on the preservation of bacteria, cyanobacteria & diatoms (demonstration) or seminars on either management of culture collections or gene technology tools

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