Welcome to the Leibniz Institute DSMZ

German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH

Research

The research focus of the almost 100 scientists at the DSMZ are the various aspects of biodiversity in prokaryotes & eukaryotes.

Research groups

Collection

In our online shop we offer the most diverse portfolio of bioresources for researchers from academia & industry.

Catalogue

Services

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of services like identification, characterization, specific analyses & online tools.

Services

News

Christmas Break

Save the date: 21 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

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German collection of microorganisms and cell cultures is essential research infrastructure

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Landesvater ist beeindruckt von der Grundlagenforschung des Leibniz-Instituts DSMZ

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Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen ist essentielle Forschungsinfrastruktur

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Am 10. und 11. November hat die von der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft organisierte Veranstaltung „Leibniz im Landtag“ in Niedersachsen stattgefunden.

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Bioresources

Bacteria

> 31,900 strains

Archaea

> 680 strains

Plant viruses

> 770 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

> 840 cell lines

Plasmids

> 250 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

> 6,600 strains

Bacteriophages

> 700 phages

Protists

> 45 strains

Research

In the focus ...

DSI, the Nagoya Protocol, and Stakeholders‘ Concerns

In the current issue of Trends in Biotechnology Elizabeth Karger and Amber Hartman Scholz published a letter addressing points like definition of digital sequence information, human data and legal frameworks of the Nagoya Protocol.

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BacDive

The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase

Our metadatabase of organism-linked information covering the multifarious aspects of bacterial and archaeal biodiversity.
 

TYGS

Type (Strain) Genome Server

TYGS offers a truly genome-based classification and identification of prokaryotic strains without overestimating phylogenetic confidence.

LPSN

List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature

LPSN is a compilation of all names of Bacteria & Archaea which have been validly published according to the Bacteriological Code.

Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Profile Search

Analysis of Short Tandem Repeats

Since STR microsatellites are stable as well as highly polymorphic in human populations, STR profiling is shown to be ideal for authentication of human cell line samples.