1. Collection
Registered Number 929
Acronym UOA/HCPF
Full Name UOA/HCPF University of Athens/Hellenic Collection of Pathogenic Fungi
Institution National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2. Correspondent
Dr. Assistant Professor Aristea Velegraki
Postal Address Medical School, Mikras Asias 75,Athens,N/A,11527
Country Greece(Hellenic Rep.)
Telephone 1 (30) 210-7462146
Telephone 2 (30) 210-7462257
Fax 1 (30) 210-7462257
Fax 2 (30) 210-7462147
E-mail 1 aveleg@med.uoa.gr
E-mail 2 marabatz@med.uoa.gr
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor UOA-SARG (K.A 70/3/6915; K.A 70/4/5905)
R&D in Pharaceutical Research
Research Institutions (national & International)
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Assistant Professor Aristea Velegraki
Curator Dr. Aristea Velegraki (Filamentous fungi, Yeasts, Dimorphic fungi)
Dr. MD, Michael Arabatzis (Associate Curator, Dermatophytes and non-dermatophytic pathogens)
Mrs. Afroditi Milioni (Technician)
Mrs. Stavroula Kritikou (Technician)
Mrs. Christina Rodaki (Technician)
Mrs. Nicoletta Milioni (Computer specialist)
Number of Staff Mycology (3)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Environmental protection
Food science
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Medical Mycology
Molecular taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Filamentous, yeasts)
Subculturing(Dimorphic, dematiaceous)
Glycerol in water (50 v/v) (2 Celcius)(Black yeasts, Zygomycetes)
In sterile sand (RT and 4-8 Celsius)(Zygomycetes, Dermatophytes)
Control of the culture Physiological tests
Biochemical tests
Mating studies
DNA sequencing
PCR-fingerprinting, RAPD, RFLP, SSCP, PFGE
Other phenotypic characters (eg. in vitro susceptibility to antifungal agents)
Deposit Mainly to our 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
the collection abroadATCC(USA and Europe)
the collection abroadCBS(Netherlands)
the collection abroadIMI(UK)
the collection abroadNCPF(UK)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 965 820
Yeasts 2084 1707
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 Researchers (upon special arrangements)
free to Academic Culture Collections
exchange with Other WFCC Collections
fee for 150 euro per strain
fee for 60 euro per strain (universities/research institutes)
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Included in a regional catalogue http://www.med.uoa.gr/~aveleg
Published the first catalogue in 2012 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://www.med.uoa.gr/~aveleg/index_files/Page596.htm
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Storage service(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Identification(Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Use of computers in culture collections
International training course: Molecular Identification of Clinical Fungi & Bioinformatics April. 2003 & November, 2003
Identification methods for Penicillium and Aspergillus. Food safety and public health challenges. May, 2005.
Invasive fungal infections in haematology and oncology patients. Advances in basic and applied science. October, 2007
Malassezia identification methods. Advances in epidemiology and genomics. October, 2009.
Dermatophytes. From clinic to the laboratory. July, 2010.
Co-organization of workshop on: Phenotypic & genotypic fungal characterization and identification techniques. Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August, 2004.
European Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM) [http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx] site in Mycology
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
Conventional and molecular identification
Risk assesment of food, water, buildings and other materials fungal contamination
Air quality assesment (sampling, spore counting, cultures)
Public health issues
Other Service Advanced Diagnostics
Molecular typing
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2008-08-28
Date of Reply 2013-05-28
12. Strains
Fungi Yeasts