Algal Culturing Course Registration Open

12-17-2015

Registration is now open for the Algal Culturing Techniques Course. It will be hosted by the Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) May 15-20, 2016 at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus in East Boothbay, ME. The course is designed for graduate students, faculty members, aquaculturists, biotech professionals and anyone else interested in learning algal culturing techniques. It will include a biological sampling cruise, hands on laboratory training and lectures by experienced algal research scientists. Isolation techniques, strain identification, cryopreservation, scale-up and algae harvesting are just some of the topics that will be covered.

The fee for the course is $2495 and includes: course tuition materials, including Identifying Marine Phytoplankton, edited by Carmelo Tomas continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch every day Maine lobsterbake * course certification

Topics Include: Sterile Technique Flow cytometry, cell sorting and counting methods Media preparation Single cell isolation techniques Taxonomic identification and classification Sampling cruise on the Damariscotta River Purification methods Culture accounting techniques Toxic algae Mass culturing Tour of [140]Darling Marine Center mass culture facility Tangential flow filtration

Instructors:

[141]Carmelo Tomas, Professor, Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

[142]Mike Lomas, PhD, Director of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

[143]Pete Countway, PhD, Associate Director of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

[144]Nicole Poulton, PhD, Director of the Facility for Aquatic Cytometry at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

[145]Julie Sexton, Head Curator, National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

[146]Mike Preston, PhD, National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Space is limited and is filled on a first come first served basis. We do expect the course to fill quickly. Financial assistance for graduate students that are members of the Phycological Society of America is available through the [147]Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowship program.

This course is full. Check back in December for more information on the 2017 Algal Culturing Techniques Course.News Sidebar

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