A few of us have tossed around the idea of discussing some ideas and topics around gathering requirements, protocols, how-to’s, and generally best practices for starting and running a phage and/or bacterial biobank.
At Phage Australia we’ve just given our lab fridges a re-haul and have created an itemization system. We’re now building a set of digital tools to keep track of our phage and bacterial samples.
We’d love to run a series of discussions and zoominar sessions to tackle topics in this space — including microbiology, technical (data science and genomics), and general things like material transfer agreements, best practices with shipping + handling + customs, Nagoya protocol, etc.
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