PLANT CRYOPRESERVATION WORKSHOP
paul t lynch
P.T.Lynch at derby.ac.uk
Fri Dec 13 04:16:25 EST 1996
PLANT CRYOPRESERVATION - A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
There is a growing awareness of the need to conserve plant genetic
resources, not just to maintain biodiversity, but also to support plant
breeding and biotechnology programmes. Cryopreservation, the storage of
viable biological material at ultra-low temperatures, provides a means
for the long-term stable storage of plant germplasm.
Potential Uses of Plant Cryopreservation Include:-
Preservation of germplasm from endangered plants.
Conservation of wild relatives and old cultivars of crop species.
Safe depositories of stock cultures used in biotechnology programmes
and industrial processes.
Provision of authenticated cultures for use in long-term projects.
Patenting of commercially valuable in vitro cultures.
Control of time related changes in in vitro cultures.
Reduction of the costs and contamination hazards associated with the
in vitro cultures at normal growth rates.
Seed and embryo conservation.
To provide participants with a comprehensive, theoretical and practical
experience of plant cryopreservation and its uses and potentials for
The course is designed for participants who wish to develop a practical
knowledge of plant cryopreservation, or up date their experience.
Dr Erica Benson University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, UK
Dr Keith Harding Scottish Crop Research Institute, Scotland, UK
Dr Paul Lynch University of Derby, UK
Dr David Pegg Medical Cryobiology Unit, University of York, UK
Dr Martin Schumacher DMSZ, Braunschweig, Germany
Dr Glyn Stacey European Collection of Animal Cell Cultures,
Porton Down, UK
* Fundamental physics of freezing
* Methods for the cryopreservation of plant
* Theory of plant tissue cryoprotection germplasm
* In vitro germplasm conservation
* Strategies of plant cryopreservation
* Culture collection management and patenting
* Principles, of post-thaw recovery and
* Assessment of post-thaw cell recovery and determination of cryoinjury
and stability cryoinjury
* Post-thaw molecular stability assessment
* Assessment of post-thaw molecular stability
* Cryobiology equipment
The fee for the course is £950 (including lunches and the course banquet
at Kedleston Hall, a histtoric local house, with an additional optional
charge of £215 for 5 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Aston
Court Hotel in the centre of Derby. If you wish to reserve places on
the course please return the registration form. The number of
participants is strictly limited and priority will be given to those who
send payment early. Payment should be made in pound sterling by cheque
or bankers draft, made payable to the University of Derby. No charges
will be made for substitutions.
The closing date for applications is 7th March 1997.
Cancellation of registration after the closing date will be subject to a
75% administration charge.
Registration documents, and any enquiries regarding the course should be
Dr P.T. Lynch
Division of Biological Sciences
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences
University of Derby
Derby DE22 1GB UK
Tel: 44-1332-622222 ext. 1748
E. mail P.T.Lynch at derby.ac.uk
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