12-17 May 2019. East Boothbay, ME, USA
Having worked with engineers all my professional life I greatly value their input. However, they do have a tendency to think that growing microalgae is just an engineering task. They can forget that microalgae are living organisms and need the tender care of a microbiologist.
This annual course is to be held at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and Education Campus and is a great introduction to the microbiology of microalgae cultivation.
The course includes:
- Course tuition
- Materials, including a laboratory manual
- Lodging at the new Bigelow Laboratory Residence building
- Continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch each day (the residence has a community kitchen for evening meals and there are a range of local restaurants).
- Course participation certificate.
The instructors will be from the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) along with guest instructors.
- Mike Preston, PhD., Senior Research Associate, NCMA
- Joan Blachette, Assistant Curator, NCMA
- Mark Hurd, Assistant Curator, NCMA
- Mike Lomas, PhD., NCMA Director
- Peter Countway, PhD., NCMA Associate Director for Algae
I think this is a really useful hands-on course for anyone starting a project, or a company, wanting growing microalgae.
The NCMA has a video illustrating the course.