1. Collection
Registered Number 139
Acronym VTTCC
Full Name VTT Culture Collection
Institution VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008;ISO 14001:2004
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Erna Storgards
Postal Address Tietotie 2,Espoo,-,P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT
Country Finland
Telephone 1 (358) 20 722 4526
Fax 1 (358) 20 722 7001
E-mail 1 culture.collection@vtt.fi
E-mail 2 plant.collection@vtt.fi
Homepage http://culturecollection.vtt.fi/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Jussi Manninen
Curator Dr. Erna Storgards  (fungi)
Dr. Irina Tsitko (bacteria)
Dr. Suvi Häkkinen  (plant cell lines)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Assistants (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Plant cell cultures (1)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Food science
Freeze drying
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Brewer's yeasts
Plant cell cultures
Initiation of callus cultures from plant material
Plant Biotechnology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
Deep freezing at -150 C (bacteria, filamentous fungi, yeasts)
On agar blocks in water (some filamentous fungi)
Cryostorage in liquid nitrogen (some plant cell lines)
Control of the culture Viability check
Purity check
Cell morphology
Basic tests
Automated ribotyping (bacteria)
DNA sequencing
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
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadCBS(Netherlands)
the collection abroadNRRL(USA)
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadCIP(France)
the collection abroadBCCM(Belgium)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 3463 1649
Fungi 1589 464
Yeasts 1474 281
Cell lines: plants 53 12
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)
Cell lines: plants
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for active cultures 350 Euro (anaerobes 400 Euro)
fee for freeze-dried ampoules 250 Euro
Plant cell suspension or callus cultures on request
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://culturecollection.vtt.fi/
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Consulation about Brewer's yeast strains
Other Service Automated ribotyping (bacteria)
DNA sequencing (bacteria, yeasts, fungi)
Phenotypic characterisation
Genomic DNA
Initiation of callus cultures from plant material
Initiation of suspension cultures from callus
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1986-01-29
Date of Reply 2017-01-18
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi