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Drs. David Geiser and Seogchan Kang attend the 2013 United States Culture Collection Network meeting in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Posted: October 18, 2013

The USCCN meeting participants in front of the newly built NCMA building.

The USCCN meeting participants in front of the newly built NCMA building.

The United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN) is a Research Coordination Network sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and aims to develop key resources for microbial culture collections in the U.S. toward the long-term goal of implementing a U.S. National Microbial Germplasm System. Each year, the USCCN brings together scientists working with microbial culture collections at an active collection site to address specific challenges and needs associated with collection management, distribution, and practices. Drs. Geiser and Kang are steering committee members of the USCCN. The second meeting was held October 9-12, 2013 at the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The main topic covered in this meeting was the development of a shared informatics system for culture collections. Besides scientists from the U.S., three scientists from China, England, and the Netherlands, respectively participated in this meeting.