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The next two trainings sessions: 16 - 21 May 2021 // 30 May - 04 June 2021

NEW SESSION: Production of hairy roots by Agrobacterium rhizogenes - mediated transformation (demonstration)

Program of the week

Training sessions

Training sessions

*HAM-P: Half-closed Arbuscular Mycorrhizal-Plant

*MDP: Mycelium Donor Plant.


Sunday 18:00 Welcome of participants
Monday 9:00 - 12:30
  • Official Welcome
  • Presentation of the University, Laboratory of Mycology (UCL-ELI-ELIM) and GINCO
  • Overview of the potential of in vitro cultivation of AM fungi for research and AM inoculum production
  • Presentaion of the training
  • Presentation of the participants
  • Visit of the Mycothèque de l'Université catholique de Louvain (BCCM™/MUCL)
14:00 - 17:30 Session I

    Production of hairy roots by Agrobacterium rhizogenes - mediated transformation (demonstration)

Tuesday 9:00 - 17:30

Session II
Root disinfection

Session III
Spores disinfection

Session IV
Host preparation and maintenance (root-organs, seed disinfection, plant micro-propagation)

Session V
Sampling of inoculum from trap cultures

Session VI
Inoculation techniques

Session VII
Set-up and maintenance of the in vitro culture systems (HAM-P)

Session VIII
Mycorrhiza Donor Plant (MD-P) in vitro culture systems (MD-P)

Wednesday 9:00 - 17:30
Thursday 8:30 - 15:30
17:00 Sight seeing and dinner in Brussels
Friday 9:00 - 10:00
  • Reviewing of the training and questions
  • Round table discussion
  • Group pictures
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:30 Optional Sessions
  • Trap culture and introduction to the Glomeromycota classification (2010)
  • Root staining

Event: Visit of Brussels


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