USCCN News and Activities
The USCCN will sponsor a meeting in February 2017 to discuss the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing on US culture collections.
Openings remain for ad hoc participants who want to learn more about the Nagoya Protocol, harmonize their response to requests for materials or collaboration, or who distribute genetic and biodiversity materials internationally.
A tentative agenda is available online
The USCCN is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Laboratory Internship program. Please see this page for more information on participating in this educational activity.
The USCCN supported participation in the SciColl International workshop on Food Security
in September, 2016
Three USCCN steering committee members participated in the 50th Anniversary of the World Data Centre for Microorganism
A review of current collection statuses and report on our 2015 meeting at the USDA NCGRP is now published online at Phytopathology
2016 NSF CSBR Hiatus
Please see USCCN.blogspot.com
for a USCCN response to the hiatus in accepting proposals in the CSBR program.
Please consider generating a pseudo h-index to demonstrate the impact of your collection. A guide to generate the pseudo h-index is available online here
USCCN 2015 NCGRP Meeting:
The USCCN held a meeting October 13-14, 2015 at the USDA National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation
. The focus of this meeting was preserving Endangered or Orphaned collections
. A meeting report and USCCN review is now available in Phytopathology
USCCN 2014 UC Davis Meeting:
The USCCN met on September 24-25, 2014 and reinforced ties between culture collections and genome biology, to ensure best practices in maintaining and distributing microbial resources associated with genomics research. Nearly 50 participants enjoyed presentations from collections including the FGSC, NCMA, FRC, the UTEX algal collection, and the CCME collection, now at PNNL. Additional presentations were given emphasizing large scale genome projects utilizing culture collection resources including the 1000 Fungal Genome project, the 100K bacterial genome project, GEBA, and the mollicutes collection. The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection hosted the meeting in collaboration with the UCD wine yeast and bacteria collection. Tours of the Robert Mondavi Institute and the UC Davis teaching and research winery in the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery building, the Bohart Entomological collection and the UCD Museum of wildlife and fish biology.
2013 NRRL Workshop: The RCN held a workshop at the USDA ARS Collection at Peoria, Illinois (NRRL) on May 30 - 31. This meeting focused on engagement of stakeholders from academic, government and industry research.
2012 FGSC Meeting: The USCCN held its first meeting at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center at Kansas City in September 2012.
This three-day meeting included an afternoon outreach event attended by over 75 local High School students. The following days included input by diverse stake-holders from 25 different academic, government, and commercial entities. For many, it marked their first visit to a collection other than their own.
grant DBI-1203113. The
is providing administrative support for USCCN activities.