1. Collection
Registered Number 342
Acronym VKM
Full Name All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms
Institution Federal Research Center “Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences” G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Lyudmila I. Evtushenko
Postal Address prospekt Nauki, 5, IBPM,Pushchino,Moscow Region,142290
Country Russian Federation
Telephone 1 +7 (4967) 73-09-24
Telephone 2 +7 (499) 783-2402
Fax 1 +7 (4967) 73-86-20
Fax 2 +7 (499) 783-2402
E-mail 1 vkm@ibpm.pushchino.ru
E-mail 2 vanvkm@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.vkm.ru/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Lyudmila l. Evtushenko
Curator Dr. Svetlana M. Oserskaya (Fungi)
Dr. Oleg S Stupar (Bacteria)
Dr. Evgenii O. Puchkov (Conservation)
Dr. Alexander Sokolov (Computer specialist)
Dr. Aleksey V. Kachalkin (Yeasts)
Dr. Lyudmila l. Evtushenko (Actinomycetes)
Mr. Alexander Vasilenko (IT specialist)
Dr. Ekaterina B. Kudryashova (Bacteria)
Dr. Victoria A. Shcherbakova (anaerobic microorganisms)
Dr. Oleg V. Vasilenko (Genomics and Bioinformatics)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (11)
Mycology (5)
Assistants (5)
Computer specialist (4)
Preservation (4)
Zymology (5)
Genosystematics (1)
Bioinformatics (1)
Total (36)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
General microbiology
Freeze drying
Ststematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria, fungi, yeasts)
Freezer(bacteria, fungi)
Liquid N2(bacteria, fungi, yeasts)
Subculturing(bacteria, fungi, yeasts)
Control of the culture plate streaking
key cultural and biochemical tests
marker chemotaxonomic features
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
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 6477 1364
Fungi 8133 2109
Yeasts 3230 1100
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 culture collections
exchange with Universities
fee for others: US$ ??
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1976 year(s)
Need help to publish
Online Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Training Management of a culture collection
Use of computers in culture collections
safe keeping of cultures
contract research in areas of competence
Consulation about Patent deposits
Shipment regulations
Other consultation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2021-12-20
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi