- KRIBB conducted 6-week training for researchers from national research institutes from 6 countries
- Establish networking among biological resources centers of each country and lay the foundation to secure overseas microbial resources
Korean Collection for Type Cultures (director Kim Cha-young) of Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (President Chang Kyu-tae, KRIBB) conducted the 7th ACM microorganism classification for 6 weeks starting from Aug. 17 (Thur.) at the Jeonbuk branch to provide customized training to researchers in charge of managing microbial resources from 6 countries including the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mongolia.
The program is a part of human resources development program of Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM) jointly supported by Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) and KRIBB.
The program is planned to be provided by 7 researchers including Dr. Kim Cha-young, director of Korean Collection for Type Cultures to deal with overall research methods and management of microbial resources bank and registration of new microorganisms including cultivation and long-term storage of microorganism, biological classification, chemical classification and identification of physiological characteristics.
Korean Collection for Type Cultures has provided training to 30 young scientists from national research institutes such as Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI) and Chinese national microorganism research institute for 6 times since 2012. By doing so it secured more than 10 lines of microorganisms and presented more than 4 papers jointly to achieve outcome in the joint research and securing overseas microbial resources.
It is expected that the training program will contribute to the establishment of cooperation with other countries to secure and utilize microbial resources and improving the standing of Korea in the bio sector.