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'Happy Birthday to NCTC' in Microbiologist magazine


NCTC is marking its 100-year history throughout 2020, starting the celebrations with a one-day symposium earlier this year which highlighted the history of the collection, its curators and depositors.

The symposium provided a forum for scientists to gain a better understanding of the historical importance of NCTC as a biological resource centre and its current role in supporting and promoting global health.

The Society for Applied Microbiology, SfAM, has now featured an article about the event and NCTC's history in providing authentic bacteria for use in scientific studies, which you can read in full online:


Sfam Magazine Centenary 1


Further information:

Article - 'Happy Birthday to NCTC' on page 52 of The Microbiologist

Society for Applied Microbiology, SfAM


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