Algal Culturing Techniques Course

Algal Culturing Techniques Course 1
NCMA Algal Culturing Techniques course

Algal Culturing Techniques Course

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.

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