International training: In vitro cultivation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at the laboratory of mycology hosting BCCM/MUCL


An international training course on the in vitro culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on excised roots (root-organ culture techniques) and autotrophic plants will be organised at the laboratory of mycology hosting BCCM/MUCL. The trainees will have the opportunity to manipulate the organisms (i.e. roots, whole plants and fungi) during each phase of the establishment of an in vitro culture.

Feedback on the BCCM training course on preservation of micro-organisms


A BCCM training was organized end of September 2017. The training enabled participants to follow, during one week, a one-day seminar on management of a culture collection, legal issues and Information management, a 3-days hands-on training (major) on the handling and preservation of bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungi as well as a one-day demo (minor) for these 3 different organisms or a seminar on new developments in gene and plasmid technology.

Training ‘Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air': dates 2018


This 5-day course introduces you to the mycology of the indoor and outdoor environment. Participants will observe over 80 different species, covering the largest part of the commonly encountered fungal diversity. For more information, click here.

-        26 - 30 March 2018: course given in French

-        28 May - 01 June 2018: course given in English

-        22 - 26 October 2018: course given in Dutch

BCCM/IHEM: MALDI-TOF MS database for filamentous fungi available online


In collaboration with the University of Marseille (Prof. R. Piarroux), the BCCM/IHEM collection launched an online web application providing access to its database of MALDI-TOF MS reference spectra for filamentous fungi.

After free registration, users can upload their spectra for identification against the database which contains more than 600 different species and thousands of entries.

For direct access to the web application, click here