Training Programme on Preservation Methods of Microorganisms

Training Programme on Preservation Methods of MicroorganismsICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau organised a 10-day training programme on “Microbial Culture Handling and Maintenance” (2-11 August, 2016) for ‘Technical Personnel’ working at different Institutes of the ICAR in order to extend expertise for handling and maintenance of microorganisms in repositories and laboratories.

Dr Anil K. Saxena, Director, ICAR-NBAIM in his inaugural address on 2nd August 2016 exposed trainees to fundamental techniques of microbiology.

The training was divided into two parts (1) Isolation, identification and functional characterization of microorganisms and (2) Methods of maintenance and preservation of microorganisms. In this training, there were 14 theory and 13 practical sessions covering good laboratory practices, isolation, characterization, handling and preservation of microorganisms through short-term and long-term methods.

The training was attended by sixteen (16) participants including 5 technical officers and 11 technical assistants hailing from 13 Institutes of ICAR representing 9 states of the country covering Himachal Pradesh in North and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in South.

(Source: ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau)