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Trouble finding reliable information on spawn production? Stop looking on the internet and get the real deal now.

Since 1999, people from more than 70 countries have put their trust in our education program on spawn production. Because we have been spawn producers for more than 35 years. We share our knowledge with you.

Our 4-day program has been developed over more than 20 years of experience and is based on our extensive training experience from individual courses, group courses and substrate group trainings.If you’re still in doubt, ask someone who has been here before.

We give you the real deal, guaranteed. Warning: this is an in-depth course. Having some kind of scientific background is essential.

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Next edition: Spring 2022 (dates to be confirmed)
Location: Mycelia’s premises

Training language
: English. We can however accommodate for French, German and Spanish speaking participants to a certain degree.
Group size: maximum 21

*VAT, board and lodging not included.


08:30 – 09:15 Welcome and practical briefing Kasper Moreaux
09:15 – 09:50 Mycelia’s introduction video, floor plan and visit to the premises
09:50 – 12:30 Parallel sessions: preparation of growing media, coffee break between sessions
50 min Group 1: Preparation of a spawn carrier: grain- cooking, mixing with additives and bag- filling; positioning of the bags on the autoclave trolleys, autoclave loading. Water management, pH and dry matter measurement. Kasper Moreaux & Jean Meirlaen
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
50 min Group 2: Preparation of agar-media: recipes, sterilisation. Agar media as testing tools for microbiological quality of air and materials Pascale Vergeyle & Hélène Ntimba
11:50 – 12:30 First stages of spawn production: components, mixing, humidification, bag-types, bag-filling, sterilisation Kasper Moreaux
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30 Biology part I: taxonomy, Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes, food chain, role of enzymes Magda Verfaillie
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:00 Parallel sessions: overall quality control
30 min Group 1: Role and use of a Laminar Airflow, distribution of agar media in petri dishes under LAF, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces Pascale Vergeyle
30 min Group 2: First visit to the cleanroom area, including introduction to dressing procedure and rules of conduct Magda Verfaillie
16:00 – 17:00 Biology part II: Bacteria and fungi: bacterial cell structure and multiplication. Structure, life cycle and classification of Higher and Imperfect Fungi Magda Verfaillie

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