BCCM/ULC - Cyanobacteria Collection

Latest version published by BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms on Jun 14, 2019 BCCM - Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms

BCCM/ULC is a small and dedicated public collection, currently containing one of the largest collections of documented (sub)polar cyanobacteria worldwide. The BCCM/ULC collection is hosted by the Centre for Protein Engineering (the Unit) of the University of Liège. The host Unit is very active in research projects concerning the cyanobacterial diversity and biogeography, with a focus on polar biotopes. The approach used is polyphasic, including the isolation of strains and culture-independent methods (DGGE, clone libraries, pyrosequencing based on the ribosomal operon sequences). The participation to field expeditions in the Antarctic and Arctic has enabled to collect samples in many locations.


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Who created the resource:

Annick Wilmotte
Collection Manager
University of Liège Institute of Chemistry B6 (Sart Tilman) B-4000 Liège BE +32-(0)4-366 33 87

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Annick Wilmotte
Collection Manager
University of Liège Institute of Chemistry B6 (Sart Tilman) B-4000 Liège BE +32-(0)4-366 33 87

Who filled in the metadata:

Zayid Benyahia
Informatics Manager
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

André Heughebaert

Project Data

The BCCM consortium is composed of 7 decentralised culture collections that are coordinated by a central team at the Belgian Science Policy Office. Each collection is part of a binomial with its host laboratory. The close cooperation between these two partners leads to an optimal balance between research and conservation activities. Moreover, the cooperation between the collections leads to the exchange and implementation of best practices for the conservation of microbial genetic resources and the harmonised application of international standards and regulations in microbiology. Thanks to the recurrent funding programme from the Belgian Science Policy Office, and with the support of their respective host institutes, about 70 people study and conserve the biodiversity present in the BCCM collections. As such, they contribute to research, development and innovation activities in biotechnology and life sciences.

Title Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms
Identifier BCCM
Funding The BCCM consortium is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) under an annual recurrent funding system.

The personnel involved in the project:

Marleen Bosschaerts

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=bccm-ulc