1. Collection
Registered Number 1116
Acronym NIBR
Full Name National Institute of Biological Resources culture collection
Institution National Institute of Biological Resources
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Moonsuk Hur
Postal Address Environmental Research Complex, Hwangyeong-ro 42,Seo-gu,Incheon,22689
Country Korea (Rep. of)
Telephone 1 (82) - 32-590-7392
Telephone 2 (82) - 32-590-7253
Fax 1 (82) - 32-590-7230
E-mail 1 heomsk@korea.kr
E-mail 2 rosemaker@korea.kr
Homepage http://www.nibr.go.kr/eng/main/main.jsp 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Ministry of Environment(MOE)/NIBR(National Institute of Biological Resources)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Yeon-Bong Ku
Curator Dr. Kwang Hee Moon (Lichen)
Dr. Ga Youn Cho (Seaweeds)
Dr. Eun-Young Lee (Seaweeds and charophytes)
Dr. Moonsuk Hur (Fungi)
Dr. Jin Hee Kim (Microalgae)
Dr. Myung-Suk Kang (Prokaryotes)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Mycology (2)
Algology (3)
Others (4)
Total (11)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Fungi, Algae)
Mineral oil preservation(Fungi)
Control of the culture Molecular genotyping
Check for Viability and Growth
Check for Microbial Contamination
Microscopic analysis
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
From the research institutions in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 3774 2987 144 144
Fungi 3335 3335 6 6
Yeasts 581 581 2 2
Microalgae 872 872
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)
Bacteria 64 64 389 389
Fungi 52 52 102 102
Microalgae 40 40
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Microalgae etc.)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Microalgae etc.)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-10-08
Date of Reply 2015-10-08