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Isolation, Preservation and Control of Yeast Strains

Date: TBC
Imparted by members of the NCYC team, this course will be of interest to anyone involved in the handling, distribution and storage of Yeasts.training.jpg

 The course will cover aspects of isolation, cultivation, identification & preservation of yeast cultures. The course will be held at the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) and both the theoretical and practical sessions will be imparted by the NCYC team.

Course programme

The training course will run for a day and it will cover different theoretical and practical demonstrations. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of their work with NCYC staff and will update their skills and knowledge of:
  • Isolation methods. Aseptic technique plating-blue-(1).jpg
  • Microscopy basics
  • Preservation methods. (Long and short-term preservation)
  • A tour of the Collection
  • Recovering freeze-dried cultures
  • Culturing yeast preserved by other methods
  • Quality control checks: viability, purity checks (conventional and PCR based)


The National Collection of Yeast Cultures
Quadram Bioscience Institute
Norwich Research Park,
Colney Lane,
NR4 7UQ,

Course and Registration

The course cost is £475/day, including lunch and refreshments. Limited spaces available. 

If you need any further information please contact:

Carmen Nueno Palop
+44 (0) 1603 255 093