1. Collection
Registered Number 643
Acronym BCCM/GeneCorner
Full Name Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms / GeneCorner Plasmid Collection
Institution Ghent University, Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2015
2. Correspondent
Mrs. Martine Vanhoucke
Postal Address Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 71,Gent-Zwijnaarde,Oost-Vlaanderen,B-9052
Country Belgium
Telephone 1 (32) 9-3313843
Telephone 2 (32) 9-3313600
E-mail 1 bccm.genecorner@ugent.be
Homepage https://bccm.belspo.be/about-us/bccm-genecorner  https://www.genecorner.ugent.be/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Rudi Beyaert
Curator Mrs. Anneleen Olbrechts (Plasmids + DNA libraries: public collection)
Mr. Wouter De Schamphelaire (Plasmids + cell lines + other genetic material: safe and patent deposit collection)
Number of Staff Director (1)
Manager (1)
Curator public collection (1)
Curator safe and patent deposit collection / Informatics responsible (1)
Technical assistant (1)
Administrative assistant (1)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Cell biology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Plasmids, microbial host strains, DNA libraries)
Liquid N2(Cell lines)
Evaporated DNA at room temperature(Plasmids)
Control of the culture Purity test
Viability test
Authenticity (next-generation sequencing)
Authenticity test (analysis restriction site pattern)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 150 0
Yeasts 18 0
Plasmids 215688 0
Cell lines: animal 1 0
pooled cDNA libraries 17 0
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: animal
pooled cDNA libraries
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for culture or DNA samples: see pricelist at https://bccm.belspo.be/pricelists/genecorner-pricelist
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(genetic material (e.g. plasmids, ...), animal and human cell lines, incl. hybridomas)
Storage service(any kind of cryopreserved biological material that can be stored at -80°C, -150°C or in liquid nitrogen)
Distribution(genetic material (e.g. plasmids, ...), animal and human cell lines, incl. hybridomas)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Preparation of competent cells, transformation, plasmid DNA handling techniques
Consulation about Patent deposits
Safe deposits
Advice in choice and application of appropriate plasmids
Other Service Public deposit (plasmids, microbial host strains, DNA libraries)
Safe deposit of genetic material (e.g. plasmids, ...), animal and human cell lines, incl. hybridomas
Plasmid profiling of strains
Sequence analysis of non-characterized plasmids
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-07-29
Date of Reply 2021-10-21
12. Strains
Bacteria Cdna Plasmids Vectors