Welcome to the Roscoff Culture Collection

- The RCC remains operational during the current COVID-19 lockdown in France, but please note that there may be some delays to shipping of orders.

- Strain shipments will be suspended during the winter holidays from December 28th to January 11th. Please take this into account when planning your order.

The Roscoff Culture Collection (RCC) maintains and distributes approximately 5000 strains of marine microalgae, macroalgae, protists, bacteria and viruses. It is located at the Station Biologique in Roscoff (France) which is run by Sorbonne University and the CNRS. The RCC is part of the European infrastructure EMBRC and the French national infrastructure EMBRC-France.

In addition to services offered for public and private laboratories, the RCC supports schools in carrying out practical work. Pour plus d'information sur la fourniture de souches pour les colleges et lycées cliquez ici.

The RCC will run a short introductory course on phytoplankton identification and basic culturing methods early next year (from the 15th to 18th Mars 2021). The course (in French) will involve lectures, sampling, and practical sessions introducing the steps involved in initiating a microalgal culture: collecting natural samples, isolation and laboratory culturing techniques, identification.  More information here.

The annual RCC Users committee will take place on on December 3rd  from 10H to 12H by videoconference. If you are interested to participate, please contact us at rcc@sb-roscoff.fr and we will send you connection details.The agenda is as follows:

- Daniel Vaulot : Annual report of the RCC

- João Morais : LEGE presentation : CIIMAR Cyanobacteria cultures collection-Porto (https://lege.ciimar.up.pt/ )

- Frédéric Sanchez, Phytoplankton evolutionary and environmental genomics (phytoplankton/virus interaction, genomics projects, PEG transformation). Banyuls/Mer Oceanologic Observatory (http://biom.obs-banyuls.fr/fr/equipe-genophy.html )

- Martin Gachenot  - RCC : Minilucy PhotoBioreactor, test and perspectives

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