NCMA Offers Algal Culturing Techniques Course

[USA] The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) will be offering an Algal Culturing Techniques Course May 31-June 5, 2015. For the very first time, the course will be held at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education campus inEast 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 bio-prospecting 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 Darling Marine Center mass culture facility
  • Tangential flow filtration

Instructors:

  • Carmelo Tomas, Professor
  • Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Mike Lomas, PhD
  • Director of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Pete Countway, PhD
  • Associate Director of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Nicole Poulton, PhD
  • Director of the Facility for Aquatic Cytometry at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Julie Sexton, Head Curator
  • National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Mike Preston, PhD
  • National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Payment must be completed online by credit card to successfully register for the course. Space is limited and is filled on a first come first served basis. We do expect the course to fill quickly.

You will receive a confirmation email including lodging options within two weeks of registration.

Financial assistance for graduate students that are members of the Phycological Society of America is available through the Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowship program.

 

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