1. Collection
Registered Number 964
Acronym PBCC
Full Name Petroleum Biotechnology Culture Collection
Institution Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI)
2. Correspondent
Assoc.Prof. Behnam Rasekh
Postal Address Weast Blvd. Azadi Sport Complex,Tehran,Tehran,148573311
Country Iran
Telephone 1 (98) 21-44739737
Telephone 2 (98) 21-48255145
Fax 1 (98) 21-44739590
E-mail 1 rasekhb@ripi.ir
E-mail 2 pbcc@ripi.ir
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Government
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)
Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Behnam Rasekh
Curator Mr. Mohammad-Fazel Foroughian-Yazdi (Microbiology)
Mr. Iman Amlashi ( Cell and Molecular Biology)
Miss. Maedeh Barzmehri (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Mr. Hassan Tirandaz (Microbiology)
Mr. Mohammad-Bagher Ebrahim-Habibi (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Ms. Sabahe barikbin (Biotechnology)
Dr. Majid Zeinali (Biochemistry)
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Dastgheib (Biotechnology)
Dr. Mahmoud Shavandi (Genetic)
Ms. Masoumeh Shaeian (Biotechnology)
Mr. Reza Hazrati (Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Cell biology (3)
biotechnology (3)
Biochemistry (2)
genetic (1)
Total (11)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Industrial microbiology
Cell biology
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular biology
Freeze drying
Petroleum Biotechnology
Environmental Biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Control of the culture Viable Count
Biochemical Tests
Mollecullar tests
Chemical tests
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
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 161 137
Fungi 20 4
Plasmids 45 45
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)
Bacteria 25 25
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Exchange with Exchange with Other Collections
Fee for Fee for Academic Organisations: 20 Euros
Fee for Fee for Profit Organisations: 60 Euros
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Plasmid)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Patent deposits
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-03-07
Date of Reply 2021-06-15