Culture Collection of Algae meeting

Thomas Friedl tfriedl at
Thu Jan 31 13:45:53 EST 2002

Dear colleagues,
this is to invite you to a symposium held at the University of
Goettingen, Germany, September 2-6 2002:

"Culture Collections of Algae: increasing accessibility and exploring
Algal Biodiversity"

This is an international meeting to be held at the Sammlung von
Algenkulturen at Goettingen University (SAG) and will be organised 
Thomas Friedl (SAG) and John Day (CCAP, Windermere, U.K.)

The meeting aims to bring together those responsible for the current
operation of Algal Culture Collections, all those who are interested
in maintaining cultures of algae and cyanobacteria and users of algal
and cyanobacterial Genetic Resource Collections.  Every effort will be
made to encourage free exchange of ideas rather than just having
formal presentations.  The scientific, taxonomic and commercial value
and potentials of Culture Collections of Algae will be stressed.  The
organisers would like to encourage all participants to develop review
presentations covering their particular field of work.  These
presentations should form the nucleus for further discussion.  In
addition, we will have a few invited keynote papers.

Topics include:
- Operating and managing a Culture Collection of Algae ? problems and
perspectives - Algal Biodiversity and Preservation in Culture
Collections - Long-term preservation of microalgal cultures as a
prerequisite for the exploitation of microalgal resources -
Exploitation of the genetic diversity of algal strains: application of
rDNA probes/microarrays and related techniques

For further details please see the attached files or

Interested?  Please respond with the attached preliminary registration
form no later than March 30 2002.  The final program is dependent on
the number of responses that we receive and will be posted at the
symposium homepage.

Thomas Friedl

 Thomas Friedl
 fuer Pflanzenwissenschaften
 Abteilung Experimentelle Phykologie
 und Sammlung von Algenkulturen
 Universitaet Goettingen
 Untere Karspuele 2
 37073 Goettingen
 PHONE +49 551-397868
 FAX   +49 551-397871
 email: tfriedl at

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