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The European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO) and
the consortium of Russian collections of microorganisms
invite you to the XXXVII ECCO meeting to be held in Moscow 13-15 September, 2018.

The success of previous ECCO meetings demonstrates that personal contacts among the active professionals from culture collections are of great importance for exchanging best practices in this field and are not replaceable by the modern technical communication tools.

Activities related to culture collections are multifaceted. Microorganisms are in the focus of attention. Culturing of previously non-culturable microorganisms and gaining insight into microbial associations change our perception of them from a "thing-in-itself” to a “thing-for-us. Cultivable microorganisms and microbiomes should be studied and preserved with minimal losses to provide different customers with standard high-quality biomaterials. Culture collections, having the status of Core Facilities, are expected to follow the commonly accepted and approved practices in biosafety, biosecurity and legitimate transfer of genetic resources.

The ways to achieve these goals will be discussed at the XXXVII ECCO 2018 meeting. The meeting will follow the spirit and style of the previous ECCO meetings.

The official language of the onference: English.

To participate in the onference please make the online registration. Start of registration - February 15, 2018.
Deadline for egistration – May 15, 2018.

Abstracts are being accepted from January 01 to June 01, 2018.


Main Building of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia, Moscow, Leninsky prospect, 32a

Contact information:
Svetlana Ozerskaya
Secretary of organizing committee

The XXXVII ECCO Organizing Committee