1. Collection
Registered Number 797
Acronym NCCB
Full Name NCCB, the Netherlands Culture Collection of Bacteria (formerly LMD and Phabagen Collection)
Institution Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Insitute-KNAW
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2015
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mrs. Marian Figge
Postal Address Uppsalalaan 8,Utrecht,Utrecht,3508 AD
Country Netherlands
Telephone 1 (31) 30-2122600
Fax 1 (31) 30-2122601
E-mail 1 m.figge@wi.knaw.nl
E-mail 2 nccb@wi.knaw.nl
Homepage http://www.wi.knaw.nl 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Royal Neth.Acad. of Arts and Sciences
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Prof.Dr.Pedro Crous
Curator Dr. Gerard Verkleij (mycology)
Mrs. Marian Figge (bacteriology)
Number of Staff bacteriology (1)
assistants (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(bacteria)
Liquid N2(bacteria)
storage at 10C(bacteriophages)
Control of the culture Ribosomal gene analysis (16S)
multiple locus sequencing (MLSA)
API test
Deposit to your collection
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 10000 0
Vectors 450 0
Other plasmids 850 0
Bacteriophages 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)
Other plasmids
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with with recognized public collections
fee for fee for Universities and educational institutes: cat I 84.00 Euro; for others: cat I 140.00 Euro
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Phages, Plasmids)
Storage service(bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophages)
Distribution(Bacteria, Phages, Plasmids)
Identification(Bacteria, Phages, Plasmids)
Consulation about Patent deposits
Freeze drying
Other Service Isolation and Identification
Deposits in public collection
Patent strain deposits (bacteria,phages and plasmids) under the Treaty
Safe deposit (confidential storage,not for patent purposes)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1999-08-02
Date of Reply 2020-10-29
12. Strains