1. Collection
Registered Number 154
Acronym NCTC
Full Name National Collection of Type Cultures
Institution Culture Collections, Public Health England
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Sarah Alexander
Postal Address Public Health England,Colindale,London,NW9 5HT
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 020 8200 4400
E-mail 1 sarah.alexander@phe.gov.uk
E-mail 2 culturecollections.nctc@phe.gov.uk
Homepage www.phe-culturecollections.org.uk 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Department of Health
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Sarah Alexander
Number of Staff Bacteriology (10)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Medical microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Purity
Viability count
Biochemical tests
Independent check by appropriate Public Health England Reference Laboratory
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
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadCECT(Spain)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 5000 0
Plasmids 600 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 exchange with other National Culture Collections
fee for Three price codes - refer to website £65.00 for most strains
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Included in a regional catalogue Catalogue of the United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC)-Bacteria-2001
Published the first catalogue in 1922 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized www.phe-culturecollections.org.uk
Publish own catalogue
Online Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria)
Storage service(Bacteria)
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2020-07-02
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi