1. Collection
Registered Number 6
Acronym HER
Full Name Felix d'Herelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses
Institution Universite Laval
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Sylvain Moineau
Postal Address 2420 rue de la Terrasse, Faculte de medecine dentaire, Université Laval,Quebec,Quebec,G1V 0A6
Country Canada
Telephone 1 (1) 418-656-3712
Telephone 2 (1) 418-656-2485
Fax 1 (1) 418-656-2861
E-mail 1 collection.phages@bcm.ulaval.ca
E-mail 2 sylvain.moineau@bcm.ulaval.ca
Homepage http://www.phage.ulaval.ca 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Self-supporting
Universite Laval
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Sylvain Moineau
Curator Mrs. Denise Tremblay (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Total (1)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Bacteriophages, bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteriophages, bacteria)
Freeze-dry(Bacteriophages, bacteria)
Storage as lysates at +4(Bacteriophages)
Control of the culture DNA restriction profiles ( Bacteriophages )
Host range (Bacteriophage)
16S (bacteria)
Genome sequencing
Deposit DSMZ(Germany)
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 abroadATCC(U.S.A)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 400 27 130 27
Viruses: bacteria 460 27
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)
Viruses: bacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for 250$ US per phage or bacteria
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://www.phage.ulaval.ca/catalogue/
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteriophages, bacteria)
Distribution(Bacteriophages, bacteria)
Identification(Bacteriophages and bacteria on request)
Training Training on methods to work with phages
Consulation about Patent deposits
Other Service Genome sequencing
Host range
Phage isolation
Phage detection
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1983-01-12
Date of Reply 2015-12-31
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi