International Training Course on Microbial Taxonomy


Dear ACM members,

Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) is pleased to announce that the 8th "International Training Course on Microbial Taxonomy" is organized from May 3 to June 12, 2018 at KRIBB in the republic of Korea.

KCTC has started to hold the training course since 2012. So far, 36 young scientists from ACM member countries have participated on the seven programs, learned the chemotaxonomy for bacterial identification, and built their friendship with participants and with KCTC members. This program is one of projects that ACM aims to foster the conservation and sustainable use of microorganism in ACM countries through strengthening its human resource development. We cordially invite you to join "the 8th International Training Course on Microbial Taxonomy". ACM member scientists who participate in the program will build their capacity as a microbial taxonomist and lead researches on microbial resources back in their countries.

To participate in the program, please go to our website ( ) and register your application by February 14, 2018. Please keep an eye on our bulletin board ‘Notice’ for further announcement from KCTC.
We are looking forward to your participating in this program.


Director of KCTC/Biological Resource Center
Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB)
181 Ipsin-gil, Jeonguup-si, Jeollabuk-do, 56212, Korea
Tel. 82-63-570-5600
E-mail :

For more information, please contact
Dr. Song-Gun Kim ( or
Ms. Jun, Min Ok (
Phone : +82-63-570-5614
Fax : +82-63-570-5609

공지사항 목록
In Brief *  KCTC provides the participants with the training course of microbial taxonomy.
* KCTC highly recommends the participant to bring his/her own isolate(s) with a new taxonomic position and to contact the KCTC supervisor before the training course to prepare the reference strains.
Number of Trainee * Up to six persons who obtain an official recommendation from ACM delegate of each country
* One participant per one country
Training period * Six weeks (May 3 to June 12, 2018)
KCTC provides * Accommodation and meal (Except weekends)
* All lab expenses
* A half incentive to each trainee (KW 900,000)
Sending party provides * Travel cost
* The half of incentive
Training program * Cultivation and preservation skills, phylogenetic analysis, physiological characterization, and chemotaxonomy
* Research teams in KCTC teach the techniques in personal basis