Penn State University, PA
The Fusarium Research Laboratory hosted this workshop which included time to work on shared resources like the USCCN website. PSU labs included the E. coli reference collection, the mushroom spawn lab, and the growing Verticillium collection.
Prof. D. Geiser of the PSU Department of Plant Pathology is hosting the workshop.
(* indicates confirmed presentations)
Monday, May 19:
Lunch at Nittany Lion Inn.
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM: Talks/Discussions,
David Geiser* The Fusarium Research Center/ welcome etc
Kevin McCluskey* A path to a National Plant Microbial Germplasm System
Deb Fravel* A brief history of the USDA Plant Germplasm System
Philippe Desmeth TRUST, a proposed code of conduct for transparent exchange of micro-organisms
George Garrity Standards promote open and fair exchange
5:30 PM: Dinner
Barb Christ Welcome
Kyria Boundy-Mills Phaff Yeast Collection
Lucy Joseph UC Davis Oenological Yeast Collection
Tuesday, May 20:
8:00 AM – noon: Breakfast at Nittany Lion Inn,
Arianna Broggiato* Culture exchange Survey results
Anthony Cova* A MTA based system for open exchange
David Smith* The MIRRI system for insuring regulatory compliance
More Talks/Discussions at NLI
Aric Wiest* Developing sustainability for the FGSC
Scott Bates* The UMN Mycological Culture Collection
Dan Lindner* Recent progress at the USFS
Todd Ward* Update on NRRL funding in a post OSTP 2014 memo environment
Noon: Lunch at Nittany Lion Inn
1:00 PM: Tour of Fusarium Research Center culture collection.
2:20 PM: Tour of the E. coli Reference Center. http://ecoli.cas.psu.edu.
3:20 PM: Vist PSU Creamery. http://creamery.psu.edu/
4:00 PM: Shuttles to airport from NLI for those leaving on evening flights to Chicago, Detroit, Philly.
6:00 PM: Dinner at a downtown State College restaurant for people staying overnight.