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Subject: Reminder: Cryopreservation course in Scotland 17-18 February 2011
From: Christine Campbell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Christine Campbell <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:55:12 +0000

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Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa     

Long term conservation of marine microbial resources

Training Course at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban,
17-18 February 2011

Marine microbes are an under-explored and as yet virtually unexploited
biotechnological resource. Future biotechnologies will have an absolute
requirement for long-term preservation techniques (freeze-drying and
This 2 day course will include: lectures on the fundamental science of
long-term preservation and   "hands on"  application of conventional as
well as novel preservation techniques. 

Topics covered: 

●	Cryopreservation theory and application
●	Freezing and conserving in liquid nitrogen
●	Freeze drying theory and preparation 
●	Health and safety implications in cryopreservation
●	Ownership, Intellectual Property and microbial diversity
●	Data management

The course will be led by tutors with more than 40 years combined
experience  of developing and applying preservation techniques for the
conservation of biotechnological resources. Tutors include: Drs John
Day, Roland Fleck (NIBSC), Dave Green, Keri Page and Svenja Heesch

Demonstrations of state of the art freeze-drying and cryopreservation
equipment from Linkam Scientific Instruments Ltd and Planer plc. will be

Cost 450 GBP per person, plus VAT, including meals, 3 nights
accommodation in The Oban Bay Hotel and local transport. 
Partners in the EU funded ASSEMBLE project can send two participants
free of charge. 

Go to for more information and to
download an application form. 
Please register by Friday 21 January 2011.

Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa
SAMS Research Services Ltd.
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Scottish Marine Institute
Dunbeg, Argyll, PA37 1QA, UK
Web page: 
Catalogue web page: 

Tel:(44) 1631 559000
Direct dial: (44) 1631 559386
Fax: (44) 1631 559001

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is registered in
Scotland as a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC009292) and is a
registered charity (9206).  There are 2 wholly owned subsidiary
companies: SAMS Research Services Ltd a Limited Company (SC224404) and
the European Centre for Marine Biotechnology, a Company Limited By
Guarantee (SC205318). All Companies in the group are registered in
Scotland and share a registered office at Scottish Marine Institute,
Oban Argyll PA37 1QA.

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