1. Collection
Registered Number 977
Acronym HUMB
Full Name WFCC Estonian Human Microbiota Biobank
Institution Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Reet Mändar
Postal Address 19 Ravila,Tartu,Tartumaa,EE50411
Country Estonia
Telephone 1 (372) 7-374170
Telephone 2 (372) 7-374179
Fax 1 (372) 7-374172
E-mail 1 reet.mandar@ut.ee
Homepage https://www.ut.ee/en/kontakt/mikrobioloogia-osakond 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Reet Mändar
E-Mail:reet.mandar@ut.ee
Curator Tiiu Rööp (research fellow)
E-mail:tiiu.roop@ut.ee
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Assistants (3)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Ecology
Food science
Medical microbiology
Human microbiota
Lactobacilli
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria)
Freezer(bacteria)
Control of the culture sequencing
molecular fingerprinting
viability tests
biochemical tests
mass-spectrometry
phenotypic properties
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 19047 15000
microbiota samples 3000 2800
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 1916 1916
microbiota samples
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to research collaboration
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Included in a regional catalogue EEMB - Estonian Electronic Microbial dataBase
Catalogue Computerized http://www.eemb.ut.ee
Online Catalogue http://www.eemb.ut.ee/humb/main_list.php
10. Services
Services Storage service(bacteria)
Identification(bacteria)
Training Impact of human microbiota on human health
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2010-11-03
Date of Reply 2021-11-08