1. Collection
Registered Number 642
Full Name BCCM/IHEM Fungi collection: Human and Animal Health
Institution Sciensano
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2015;ISO 14001
Other Standard ISO 17025
Comment ISO 17025 accreditations for quality controls (viability, purity and identity) and for antifungal susceptibility testing
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Dirk Stubbe
Postal Address 14 rue J. Wytsmanstraat,Brussels,Brussels Capital Region,1050
Country Belgium
Telephone 1 (32) 2-642 55 18
Telephone 2 (32) 2-642 55 90
Fax 1 (32) 2-642 55 19
E-mail 1 bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
E-mail 2 dirk.stubbe@sciensano.be
Homepage http://bccm.belspo.be/about/ihem.php 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Belgian Science Policy Office
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Ann Packeu
Curator Dr. Dirk Stubbe (Curator)
Number of Staff Mycology (4)
Technical assistants (6)
Administrative assistants  (1)
Total (11)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Medical mycology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(fungi & yeasts)
Liquid N2(fungi & yeasts)
Cryobeads (fungi & yeasts)
Under water (fungi & yeasts)
Control of the culture viability, identity and purity check (ISO 17025 accredited)
Deposit to your collection
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)
Fungi 10899 4945
Yeasts 4322 2535
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 research partners
exchange with other collections
fee for clients. See price list: http://bccm.belspo.be/pricelists/ihem-pricelist
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://bccm.belspo.be/db/ihem_search_form.php
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(fungi & yeasts)
Storage service(fungi & yeasts)
Distribution(fungi & yeasts)
Identification(fungi & yeasts)
Training Identification
Moulds in the indoor environment and outdoor air
Fungi from the veterinary practice
Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS
Laboratory practice in mycology
Workshop dermatophytes
Consulation about Patent deposits
Other Service Antifungal susceptibility testing
Molecular strain typing
DNA distribution
Yeast physiology
contract research
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1993-08-19
Date of Reply 2021-08-19