YORK MYCORRHIZA RESEARCH TEAM
led by Professors Alastair Fitter and Peter Young
TECHNIQUES IN ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZA RESEARCH
MOLECULAR APPROACHES TO AM RESEARCH
16 - 19 MARCH 1999
This highly successful course will be run for the fifth time in March, 1999. It is designed for researchers who are
aware of the need to include this abiquitous symbiosis in their programmes, but who need to familiarise
themselves with the fundamental techniques involved. Typical fields of interest will include plant population and
community ecology, soil-plant relations in agriculture and horticulture, ecosystem carbon flux studies and
symbiosis research. Many research team leaders have found that this the ideal course for new graduates requiring
a sound introduction to AM.
Most activity will take place in the laboratory where participants will perform the experimental procedures
demonstrated by members of the Biology Department's Mycorrhiza Research Team. Practical sessions are
supported by lectures, seminars and discussion. Technical manuals, containing all of the experimental protocols,
will be used throughout the course, and kept by the participants.
Read all about it at our WEBSITE:
The course fee is £450 which includes bench fees, technical manuals, dinners, the course special dinner, lunches,
coffees and teas.
STUDENTS: Some bursaries will be available to help non-NERC and overseas students to attend. NERC
supported students may apply to NERC for funds. In either case, first contact James Merryweather
(JWM5 at YORK.AC.UK)
Accommodation (bed & breakfast) is £25 per night.
Application forms from:
University of York,
York YO10 5YW U.K.
Tel. 44 (0)1904 432940
Fax: 44 (0)1904 433029
or send e-mail enquiries to James Merryweather JWM5 at YORK.AC.UK
Closing date for applications 30th January, 1999.
Dr James Merryweather,
Department of Biology,
PO Box 373,
University of York,
York YO1 5YW
Tel. 01904 432878
Home (+machine) 01904 431328
Fax 01904 432860
E-mail jwm5 at york.ac.uk