29th April 2004†††††††††††††††††††††




Twenty-five science teachers and technicians from all over Lincolnshire are taking part in a microbiology course at the University of Lincoln today (Thursday).


The one-day course 'Basic Practical Microbiology' is being sponsored by the Society for General Microbiology as part of a national roadshow. 


Dr John Schollar and Dr John Grainger from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education will be at the Brayford Science Centre showing participants how to work safely with microbes in schools.


"This is the first time we have been invited to host this event," said Dr Ron Dixon, principal lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences.


"The fact that we are staging the course shows that the University of Lincoln is building a reputation as an excellent venue for science-based events."


Photographers are welcome to attend the course, which will be staged throughout Thursday in the microbiology laboratory.




Picture Caption: From left to right, Dr Ron Dixon, principal lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Mr Simon Button, Lincoln Christís Hospital School, Dr John Schollar, National Centre for Biotechnology Education, Mr Alex Daiviso, Lincoln Christís Hospital School and Dr John Grainger, National Centre for Biotechnology Education.


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01522 886042††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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