1. Collection
Registered Number 101
Acronym KUKENS
Full Name Centre for Research and Application of Culture Collections of Microorganisms
Institution Istanbul Faculty, of Medicine
2. Correspondent
Prof. Zerrin Aktas
Postal Address Millet Street, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, KUKENS,Istanbul,Capa,34390
Country Turkey
Telephone 1 (90) 212-4142000-32279
Telephone 2 05337729316
Fax 1 (90) 212-5348640
E-mail 1 aktaszerrin@yahoo.com
E-mail 2 zaktas@istanbul.edu.tr
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Istanbul University
5. Personnel
Prof. Zerrin Aktas
Curator Prof. Zerrin Aktas (Clinical Microbiology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Secretary (1)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi)
Control of the culture Biochemical tests
Automatic identification system
Phoenix Automated System
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 1090 0
Fungi 0 0
Yeasts 160 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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability \N
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Included in a regional catalogue KUKENS
Published the first catalogue in 1982 year(s)
Need help to publish
Publish own catalogue
Planning to publish
Online Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits
Storage service
Training Culture and preservation methods
Management of a culture collection
Use of computers in culture collections
Consulation about Patent deposits
Patent dposits
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2020-02-21
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi