Training course "Preserving, storing and maintaining microorganisms"

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General information

The course covers all aspects of culture preservation, maintenance and culture collection management and complies with the quality standards set by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) for best practice with biological resource collections. We have substantial expertise in the preservation and maintenance of cultures of bacteria and fungi and have a long history in training scientists, technicians and students from around the world.

The programme

The three-day programme includes lectures and practical demonstrations of techniques. Discussions and workshops will provide participants with further opportunities to discuss aspects of their work with tutors and other course participants and to update their skills and knowledge of:

preservation and maintenance methods for bacteria, fungi and yeasts



quality management systems in microbiology

methods for assessing the success of preservation methods

information sources and management of Culture Collections

microbial characterisation and data generation

compliance with legislation such as the CBD and biosecurity distribution and transport of microorganisms

Training resources will be provided for each participant and there will be an opportunity to view CABI's collections and library.

Contact Person: Ms Allison Dorsett ( )


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0831 - Aquaculture


Venue: CABI's UK centre
Egham, United Kingdom



Course cost and registration

The course costs £1,650 (excl. VAT) including buffet lunch and refreshments.

Discounts: 10% for 2 or more bookings. 20% for CABI member countries in bands 1-4.

To apply or receive further details about the course, please contact:


Academic level: PhD, Lifelong Learning
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