Upcoming SAMS short courses
18th-19th September 2014
Marine microbes are an under-explored and as yet virtually unexploited biotechnological resource. Future biotechnologies will have an absolute requirement for long-term cryopreservation techniques (freeze-drying and cryogenic preservation).
Led by Dr John Day from CCAP, this course provides an excellent practical introduction to cryopreservation. To find out more, visit http://www.sams.ac.uk/education/short-courses/algaculture-for-biotechnology, email SAMScourses@sams.ac.uk or call 01631 559000.
Algaculture for Biotechnology
27th-28th October 2015
Debatably the most diverse group of organisms on earth and responsible for the oxygen in every second breath you take; algae are still relatively untapped in terms of biotechnology. If you’re currently working in algaculture, biotechnology or biofuels, or you require an understanding of the incredible potential of algae and phytoplankton, this two-day course provides a solid introduction for you.
The course is led by Dr John Day; a leading international authority on algal biotechnology. The curator of CCAP since 1990; he has particular interests in algal biotechnology, biofuels and bioinformatics. To find out more, visit http://www.sams.ac.uk/education/short-courses/algaculture-for-biotechnology, email SAMScourses@sams.ac.uk or call 01631 559000.
Introduction to molecular methods for algae research
29th and 30th October 2015
This course introduces you to a variety of molecular methods including DNA extraction, clean-up, DNA sequencing, gene expression and bioinformatic analysis.
Your tutors are all highly experienced scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and/or CCAP (the most diverse collection of its kind in the world, with 3000 strains of marine and freshwater algae, protists and seaweeds). The course is led by Dr David Green who has extensive experience in molecular ecology and bioinformatic analysis.
To find out more, visit http://www.sams.ac.uk/education/short-courses/algae-research, email SAMScourses@sams.ac.uk or call 01631 559000.
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