1. Collection
Registered Number 814
Acronym NCPV
Full Name National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses
Institution Public Health England, Porton Down
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Ms. Julie E. Russell
Postal Address Porton Down,Salisbury,Wiltshire,SP4 0JG
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 (44) 1980-612512
Fax 1 (44) 1980-611315
E-mail 1 Julie.e.russell@phe.gov.uk
E-mail 2 culturecollections@phe.gov.uk
Homepage www.phe-culturecollections.org.uk/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor EU FP7
5. Personnel
Curator Dr. Karen Buttigieg (Virologist, molecular biologist)
Dr. Julie Russell (Head Culture Collection group)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Evolutionary biology
Molecular methods for authentication
Human pathogenic viruses
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Viruses)
Liquid N2(Viruses)
Control of the culture Testing for bacterial contamination
Testing for fungal contamination
Testing for mycoplasma contamination
Authentication by immunofluorescence
Authentication by (RT)-PCR
Authentication by DNA sequencing
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
cDNA 2 0
Viruses: animal 500 0
Recombinant viruses 1 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: animal
Recombinant viruses
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with Recognised virus collections
fee for GBP 257 for Hazard Group 2 pathogens (plus shipping)
fee for GBP 335 for Hazard Group 3 pathogens (plus shipping)
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Human and animal viruses)
Distribution(Human pathogenic viruses)
Identification(Human pathogenic viruses)
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Molecular methods for virus authentication
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-07-26
Date of Reply 2016-01-07