1. Collection
Registered Number 583
Acronym EMCC
Full Name Egypt Microbial Culture Collection
Institution Cairo Microbiological Resources Centre (Cairo MIRCEN), Ain Shams University
2. Correspondent
Prof. M. N. I. Magdoub
Postal Address Faculty of Agriculture, P.O.Box 68,Hadayek Shoubra,Cairo,11241
Country Egypt
Telephone 1 (20) 2-4445 4862
Telephone 2 (20) 2-4446 0484
Fax 1 (20) 2-4445 4860
Fax 2 (20) 2-4444 4460
E-mail 1 cairomircen78@gmail.com
E-mail 2 cairo.mircen@yahoo.com
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor UNESCO.
Ain Shams University.
Any other International and local bodies.
5. Personnel
Prof. Nabil Magdoub
Curator Assoc. Prof. Assem Abolmaaty (Deputy Director)
Mrs. Azza Abd'El-Rahman (Bacteria)
Mrs. Nasra Shahat (Fungi)
Dr. Ashraf Marzouk (Yeast)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (12)
Mycology (3)
Virology (2)
Computer specialist (2)
Assistants (12)
Scale-Up Fermentation Processes (4)
Microbiological Examinations (6)
Yeast Collection (2)
Total (43)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Environmental protection
Food science
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Plant pathology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria , Fungi , Yeast)
Freezer(Bacteria , Yeast)
Ultra-deep freezer -80C(Bacteria, Yeast)
Under Glycerol(Bacteria, Yeast)
Under Paraffin(Fungi)
Control of the culture Biochemical tests
Microlog System
Microscopic Examination
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
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC / USA(DSMZ / Germany)
the collection abroadNRRL / USA(CBS / The Netherlands)
the collection abroadNCYC / U.K.(NCTC / U.K.)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 1398 280
Fungi 211 30
Yeasts 176 11
Viruses: plants 15 0
Archaea 8 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)
Viruses: plants
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to The National Academic institutions and within the network
Exchange with The National Academic institutions and within the network
Fee for Varies between US$ 80 & US$ 180.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria , Fungi , Yeast)
Storage service(Bacteria , Fungi , Yeast)
Distribution(Bacteria , Fungi , Yeast)
Identification(Bacteria , Fungi , Yeast)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Microbiological Examinations
Production of Biofertilizers
Quality Control and Safety of Foods
Quality Control and Safety of Water
Consulation about Preservation
Microbiological problems in industerial factories and agricultural farms
Other Service Microbiological Examination of Feeds , Foods , Soil , Water
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2002-03-19
Date of Reply 2016-03-20
12. Strains
Archaea Bacteria Fungi