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The course on gene bank operation is conducted at NordGen from January 19 to 30, 2009.The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about technology and theory within gene bank work of conservation and securing plant genetic resources (PGR). The course is a mixture of lectures, emonstrations, laboratory, practical training, computer exercises and discussions. The course includes information on collecting, storing, evaluation, characterization and documentation of PGR. Students from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are attending this course. Gene bank operation course is part of the project on gene bank development in Central Asia supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).