“Collections as an educational resource”. 7th European Phycological Congress

During the 7th European Phycological Congress (EPC) in Zagreb in August 2019 a group of the leading algal culture collections organized a satellite meeting to present and discuss topics relevant to the running of major international culture collections. During this meeting, Ian Probert (Sorbonne University) hosted a roundtable discussion topic entitled “Collections as an educational resource”. In addition to presenting the involvement of the Roscoff Culture Collection in taxonomy courses, the activities of EMBRC and the EBB project relating to educating Biological Resource Centre users about Access and Benefit Sharing issues were presented and discussed. EMBRC and EBB flyers were also distributed during the EPC (ca 500 participants).