Workshop: Best Practices for Biological Resource Centres – Long-term Preservation, Reproductive Technology, Genetic Resources & ContainmentExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
Start Date: November 29, 2016
End Date: November 30, 2016
Venue: MBA, UK
Website: Workshop website
Contact: Nicolas Pade
E-mail: nipa [at]

Application/registration deadline: November 15, 2016

The European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) will accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and promote new applications derived from marine organisms in areas such as drug discovery, biotech, and aquaculture. To enable EMBRIC partners to offer top of the range facilities and services best practices and integrated training programs need to be developed. These workshops will focus on identifying best practices in long-term preservation and reproductive technology, and current guidelines and regulations for containment of genetic resources and modified organisms.

The following workshops are taking place:

Workshop 1 (29/11/2016): Exploring new techniques and trends in genetic resources and existing frameworks and guidelines for their containment
Workshop 2 (30/11/2016): Existing approaches and future improvements in long-term preservation and reproductive technologies and the future improvements needed to foster better utilization of marine genetic resources.

The outcome of each workshop will be a report detailing the state-of-the-art, best practice guidelines and perspectives for improvement of services. The workshops will also contribute to assessing training needs and opportunities.