1. Collection
Registered Number 1079
Acronym UMCC
Full Name Unimore Microbial Culture Collection
Institution University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Life Sciences
Institution Photo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Luciana De Vero
Postal Address Via Amendola, 2,Reggio Emilia,Re,42122
Country Italy
Telephone 1 (39) - 0522 522057
Telephone 2 (39) - 0522 522034
Fax 1 (39) - 0522 522027
E-mail 1 luciana.devero@unimore.it
E-mail 2 umcc@unimore.it
Homepage www.umcc.unimore.it 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Maria Gullo
Curator Dr. Luciana De Vero (microbiologist)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Molecular Biology (1)
PhD Students (4)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Food science
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Fungi and bacteria)
Control of the culture viability
Deposit CBS(The Netherlands)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadCBS(The Netherlans)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 869 772
Yeasts 1890 1490
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 collegues involved in the reseach projects
exchange with most recognized collection
fee for 100 Euro VAT excluded; 35% discount for universities, accademies or educational istitutions
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 2013 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://umcc.bio-aware.com/
Updated periodically
Number of holdings published in catalogue 1017
Number of Publications last year 4
Number of distributions Last year about 20
10. Services
Services Storage service(Yeasts, Lactic acid bacteria, Acetic acid bacteria)
Distribution(Yeasts, Lactic acid bacteria, Acetic acid bacteria)
Identification(Yeasts, Lactic acid bacteria, Acetic acid bacteria)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
BioloMICS software for the database of biological data
Other Service Starter cultures preparation for food and industrial fermentation processes
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2014-10-28
Date of Reply 2019-07-03