1. Collection
Registered Number 779
Acronym HAMBI
Full Name HAMBI Culture Collection
Institution Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
2. Correspondent
Mr. Pekka Oivanen
Postal Address P.O.Box 56, Viikinkaari 9, Biocenter 1,Helsinki,University of Helsinki,FI-00014
Country Finland
Telephone 1 (358) 294159311
Fax 1 (358) 294159322
E-mail 1 pekka.oivanen@helsinki.fi
Homepage http://www.helsinki.fi/hambi/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Helsinki
5. Personnel
Director Mr. Pekka Oivanen
Curator Mr. Pekka Oivanen  (curator)
Number of Staff Assistants (1)
Algology (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Systematics and taxomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Cyanobacteria, fungi)
Subculturing(Fungi, cyanobacteria)
Control of the culture Vacuum test of ampoules
Test of variability of strain
DNA fingerprinting for some strains growth,purity,morphology
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our 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 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 1700 0
Fungi 1500 0
Yeasts 66 0
Cyanobacteria 1000 0
Viruses: bacteria 12 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)
Viruses: bacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with Academic culture collection within network
fee for 30 € within the University of Helsinki, others 50 €
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service
Identification(Certain Bacterial Groups)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Preservation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1998-06-22
Date of Reply 2015-12-30