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

Scientists from Braunschweig identify three new cell lines for SARS-CoV-2 research

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Forschende aus Braunschweig identifizieren drei neue Zelllinien für die SARS-CoV-2-Forschung

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Microbiologist Jörg Overmann and 430 European researchers campaign for Open DSI

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Mikrobiologe Jörg Overmann macht sich mit 430 Forschenden aus Europa für Open DSI stark

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Research funding significantly improves availability of microbiology data – interview with microbiologist Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann

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Bioresources

Bacteria

> 32,800 strains

Archaea

> 690 strains

Plant viruses

> 800 viruses

Human & Animal Cell Lines

> 860 cell lines

Plasmids

> 250 plasmids

Fungi & Yeasts

> 7,400 strains

Bacteriophages

> 950 phages

Protists

coming soon

Research

In the focus ...

Felizitas Bajerski and her colleagues reviewed the potential risks for microbial contaminations in liquid nitrogen tanks used to store biological…

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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.