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Trends Microbiol. 2016 Feb;24(2):77-79. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.11.010. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Fueling the Bio-economy: European Culture Collections and Microbiology Education and Training.

Author information

1
CEB - Centre of Biological Engineering, Micoteca da Universidade do Minho, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), Building 3, office 4216-WS01, 4700 KAUST, Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia; Current address: Department of Biology, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP, UK. Electronic address: andre.antunes@kaust.edu.sa.
2
Leibniz Institute - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany.
3
CEB - Centre of Biological Engineering, Micoteca da Universidade do Minho, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Abstract

A survey of European Microbial Biological Resource Centers and their users provided an overview on microbiology education and training. The results identified future increases in demand despite several shortcomings and gaps in the current offer. Urgent adjustments are needed to match users' needs, integrate innovative programs, and adopt new technologies.

KEYWORDS:

Microbial Biological Resource Centers; biotechnology; education; innovation; innovative learning and tools; microbiology

PMID:
26727416
DOI:
10.1016/j.tim.2015.11.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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