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- Masters Degree in Algal Biotechnology offered by SAMS, starting in September 2014

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Upcoming SAMS short courses

Algaculture for Biotechnology - 2-3 June 2014

Molecular Methods for Algae Research - 4-5 June 2014

Cryopreservation of Algae and Microorganisms - dates to be confirmed


To find out more, email or call 01631 559000.

Find out more about SAMS Short Courses here

sgm Resource for Secondary Schools in the UK : algal culture kit for schools

To accompany the experiments CCAP have designed a kit comprising a leaflet with culturing advice and samples of:

  • Pyrocystis lunula CCAP 1131/1

  • Euglena gracilis CCAP 1224/5Z

Stock solutions for 1 litre of:

  • L1 marine medium

  • 3N BBM+V freshwater medium

    Note that we can only supply to UK schools

    Please order at least 3 weeks before required, as the cultures will need a couple of weeks to grow once you receive them. See our Bioluminescent Algae info sheet for details on growing and using Pyrocystis

    Click here to watch a short video of culture 'glowing'.


Purchase from CCAP for £29 plus VAT (incl P&P)

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Our online ordering system is now operational. There are two options available - either to pay online using a secure credit card payment system, or to receive a proforma invoice immediately by email, which can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (in GBP drawn on a UK bank) or by contacting us directly with credit card details.

Cultures/medium stocks will be despatched as soon as possible after the credit card order has been received or after the proforma payment has been made. *

* Please note that many of our cultures take four weeks to prepare for despatch, possibly longer in some circumstances, e.g. cryopreserved strains.

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Non UK based European user groups can apply for free remote

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