Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
EU Network of Excellence

Main Menu

· Home
· Contacts
· Data System
· Documents
· Events Calendar
· Forums
· Job M@RKET
· Links
· MarBEF Open Archive
· Network Description
· Outreach
· Photo Gallery
· Quality Assurance
· Register of Resources
· Research Projects
· Rules and Guidelines
· Training
· Weekly News Bulletin
· Wiki
· Worldconference


Last 3 Job opportunities View latest job opportunities RSS feed

>> Go to Job M@RKET

Last 2 forum posts View MarBEF Forum RSS feed

 Field course on sharks in South Africa (June 2011)
 training opportunity in basic taxonomy

>> Go to forums


Who's Online

Currently 44 guest(s) online
Currently 0 member(s) online





Event Calendar

· Year View
· Month View
· Add an Event
· Add a Deadline
Jump to the following view:

MarBEF training course: Growing and isolating marine microbes; cultured and uncultured

Location: Kalmar University (Sweden)
Event Type: Training Course
Event Date: 2008-06-09    
End Date: 2008-06-20

Event Description:
Significant knowledge of marine bacteria has been gained by culture-independent methods. Still many approaches require
microorganisms in culture. The aim of this course is to provide insight in the ancient art of culturing bacteria.

Hands on practice will include:

• effect of substrate quality examined in batch cultures,
• effect of temperature examined in continuous sea water cultures,
• dilution to extinction cultures,
• autotrophic growth,
• substrate gradient cultures.

Daily lectures will focus on three general subjects:

• energetics of bacteria, including N2-fixation,
• prokaryotic growth requirements,
• behavior of microorganisms.

Each student will have the opportunity to give a short presentation about his/her research plan and results. The course is believed to
be of interest for graduate students and researchers in molecular biology and microbial ecology.

Teachers: Åke Hagström, Lasse Riemann, Jarone Pinhassi, Catherine Legrand (Kalmar University), Frede Thingstad (University of Bergen), Jens Harder (Max-Planck.Institute for Marine Microbiology), Lucas Stal (Netherlands Institute of Ecology)

This is a full-time course, arrival expected June 8. Accommodation and meals are included in the course fee of 800 !.

Further information

Registration: Åke Hagström +46 (0)480-447314

Application deadline: April 1 2008

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:

Website url: 

Registration form:

Registration fee: 800 €

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP7 - Training courses

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by wardappeltans on 2008-02-26 and approved by webmaster