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Open Marine Field Education Program

Workshop on Macroalgal Culturing Techniques

Practical course for learning techniques for establishing unialgal culture strains of macroalgae from field-collected specimens in the Marine Site (Iwaya, Awaji Island). The course will also include visit to Kobe University MacroAlgal Culture Collection (KU-MACC) facility in the main campus (Rokkodai, Kobe) and demonstration of the preparation of culture media and techniques of cryopreservation.

Program title Workshop on Macroalgal Culturing Techniques
Program content
  1. Isolation of unialgal cultures from vegetative tissues and reproductive cells.
  2. Preparation of culture media.
  3. Cryopreservation of macroalgal cultures.
Keywords cryopreservation, isolation, macroalgae, unialgal culture
Staffs

Dr. Hiroshi Kawai (KURCIS)

Dr. Takeaki Hanyuda (KURCIS)

Dr. Masahiro Suzuki (KURCIS)

Dr. Yuki Watanabe (KURCIS)

Dr. Shingo Akita (KURCIS)

Period From 20 to 22 February, 2019
Schedule

20th February (Wednesday)

  Arrival to Marine Site (marine station at Iwaya) by 18:00.

21st February (Thursday)

  Field sampling near the station.

  Practice of isolation from vegetative thalli.

22nd February (Friday)

  Transfer from Marine Site to Main Campus in Rokkodai, Kobe.

  Practice of isolation from reproductive cells (swarmers, spores).

  Demonstration of cryopreservation technique.

  The workshop will close at 15:30.

Note: Accommodation at Marine Site is also available for 22nd February.

Eligible students Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology
Quota 8 students
Expenses No course fee is required. About 7,000 Yen for facility usage and accommodation including meals.
Application Please contact the following address. (Download application form)
Application deadline 15 January, 2019
Contact

Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas (Rokkodai Campus)

Rokkodai 1-1, Nadaku, Kobe City, Hyogo Pref., 657-8501, Japan

Tel: +81-78-803-5781 Fax: +81-78-803-6698

E-mail: kurcis@kobe-u.ac.jp

 

Workshop on Monitoring of Seaweed Beds

Learning systematics, morphology, and ecology of various seaweeds. Participate in the survey of Monitoring Site 1000 Project, and learning the methods for monitoring of seaweed beds.

Program title Workshop on Monitoring of Seaweed Beds
Program content
  1. Introduction to systematics, morphology, and ecology of various seaweeds.
  2. Identification of seaweed species, and making herbarium specimens.
  3. Introduction to the monitoring protocol of Monitoring Site 1000 “Algal Beds”.
Keywords Monitoring Site 1000 Project, seaweed bed
Staffs

Prof. Hiroshi Kawai (KURCIS)

Assistant Prof. Takeaki Hanyuda (KURCIS)

Assistant Prof. Masahiro Suzuki (KURCIS)

Period From 6 to 7 May, 2018
Schedule

6th May (Sunday)

  Arrival to Marine Site by 13: 00

  Introduction to systematics, morphology, and ecology of various seaweeds.

  Identification of seaweed species, and making herbarium specimens.

7th May (Monday)

  Transfer from Marine Site to “Awaji-Yura Site”.

  Introduction to the monitoring protocol of Monitoring Site 1000 “Algal Beds”.

Eligible students 4th year undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology
Quota 5 students
Expenses No course fee is required. Less than 3,000 Yen for facility usage and accommodation including meals.
Application Contact us with the following address.
Application deadline 20 April, 2018
Contact

Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas (Rokkodai Campus)

Rokkodai 1-1, Nada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Pref., 657-8501, Japan

Tel: +81-78-803-5781 Fax: +81-78-803-6698

E-mail: kurcis@kobe-u.ac.jp