1. Collection
Registered Number 1009
Acronym USTCMS
Full Name University of Santo Tomas Collection of Microbial Strains
Institution University of Santo Tomas
2. Correspondent
Dr. Gina Dedeles
Postal Address Espana,Manila,Metro Manila,1008
Country Philippines
Telephone 1 (632) - 4061611 loc 4043
Fax 1 (632) - 7314031
E-mail 1 grdedeles@yahoo.com
E-mail 2 grdedeles@mnl.ust.edu.ph
Homepage http://www.ustcms.webs.com/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences (RCNAS), UST
5. Personnel
Prof. Mafel Ysrael
Curator Prof. Gina Dedeles (Microbiology)
Mr. Reuel Bennett (Biological Sciences)
Ms. Anna Christina Ngo (Microbiology)
Mr. Nino Andree Louis Caguimbal (Microbiology)
Mr. Mark Kevin Devanadera (Biochemistry)
Number of Staff Assistants (3)
Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Medical microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria and Yeasts)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds)
L-drying(Bacteria and Yeasts)
Mineral Oil(Molds)
Mineral Oil(Oomycetes)
Control of the culture Cultural and Morphological Tests
Biochemical Characterization
Analytical Profile Index
Molecular Identification
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 80 80
Fungi 25 25
Yeasts 20 20
Oomycetes 700 700
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Microbiology Students in their Laboratory Exercises
free to Faculty Researchers of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences
exchange with Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms
exchange with National Science Research Institute Collection of Microorganisms
fee for Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds - $40
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish your own catalogue
Included in a regional catalogue Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. (PNMCC) Catalogue
Published the first catalogue in UST CMS Catalogue (2003) year(s)
Plan to publish the USTCMS Brochure edition in 2015
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Deposit and Safekeeping of Microbial Cultures
Identification of Bacteria
Distribution of Bacteria, Yeasts and Molds
Microbiological Services
Training (On-the Job Training for Students) and Workshop
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2012-05-30
Date of Reply 2016-02-02