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EMbaRC Workshop

European Microbial collections: a high added value for science!

Bucharest, Romania, 8–9 March 2010

Kindly hosted by the Cantacuzino Institute



Monday 8 March, 2010

Opening lecture [Radu Iordăchel, INCDMI Cantacuzino, Romania]

The EMbaRC project and integration of microbial collections in the ERA [Sylvie Lortal, INRA, France]

How to develop Quality Assurance and become a BRC [Chantal Bizet, CRBIP, France]

Collection associated tools: taxonomy, research, information management [Erko Stackebrandt, DSMZ, Germany]

Selected Success stories of collection exploitation [Nelson Lima, UMinho-MUM, Portugal]

Moving from WFCC to GBRCN: similarities and differences [David Smith, CABI, UK]

Round Table: interactive discussion about the ‘value’ of a strain collection. Strenghts : rarety of species, interest for local/national availability, etc…

Tuesday 9 March, 2010

Biosecurity and microbial collections [Joost Stalpers, CBS, The Netherlands]

Microbial Culture Collection of Cantacuzino Institute – Perspectives in theDevelopment of Medical Research [Olguta Dracea, INCDMI Cantacuzino, Romania]

Scientific and Technical Exchange – A Potential Impact in Biosecurity [Marian

Negut, INCDMI Cantacuzino, Romania]

Call for trans-national access in EMbaRC [Philippe Desmeth, BCCM,Belgium]

Round Table: Interactive Discussion about the next step of collection integration across Europe