Bacteria, Archaea

Pathogenic bacteria
important pathogens, fastidious, anaerobic or intracellular bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Helicobacter, Campylobacter, Bordetella, Neisseria, Legionella, Pasteurella, Listeria, Bacteroides, Prevotella, Francisella, Borrelia, Leptospira, Treponema, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Rickettsia

PD Dr. Sabine Gronow              E-Mail
Gram-negative bacteria
Alphaproteobacteria (Sphingomonadales, Hyphomicrobioales), Betaproteobacteria (Burkholderiales, Neisseriales, Rhodocyclales), Gammaproteobacteria (Pseudomonadales, Enterobacterales, Lyobacterales); no human pathogens; Mycococcota incl. the Reichenbach collection; Xenobiotic degrading bacteria; collection of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea

Dr. Richard Hahnke
Underrepresented bacterial phyla
taxonomically diverse collection with focus on world-wide abundant bacterial phyla represented by only few available type strains: Corynebacteriineae, Pseudonocardiineae, Rhizobiales, Rhodobacteraceae, Acidobacteria, Elusimicrobiota

Dr. Katharina Huber-Fischer
taxonomically diverse collection of actinobacerial strains with agricultural, environmental, biotechnolgical and pharmaceutical interest: Catenulisporales, Cryptosporangiales, Frankiales, Geodermatophilales, Glycomycetales, Jatrophihabitantales, Jiangellales, Kineosporiales, Kitasatosporales (Streptomycetaceae), Micrococales, Micromonosporales, Motilibacterales, Propionibacteriales, Sporichthyales and Strptosporangiales

Dr. Imen Nouioui
Gram-positive bacteria
Aerobic, microaerophilic and obligate anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria: class Bacilli, Coriobacteriia; orders Bifidobadteriales, Lactobacillales, Micrococcales; families Propionicacteriaceae and Actinomycetaceae; obligate anaerobic bacteria of the order Bacteroidales affiliated to risk group 1; the microbial strain collection of the European Space Agency

Dr. Rüdiger Pukall
Cyanobacteria and protists
Cyanobacteria incl. Pseudanabaenales, Synecococcales, Chroococcidiopsidales, Chroococcales, Nostocales, Oscillatoriales, Coleofasciculales, Leptolyngbyales and Nodosilineales; diatoms and protozoa

Dr. Silke Pradella
Archaea and extremophilic bacteria
focus on strictly anaerobic and extremophilic microorganisms, esp. Clostridia, methanogens, sulfate-reducers, hyperthermophiles and acidophiles

Dr. Stefan Spring
Halophilic and phototrophic bacteria
Halobacteriales, Thermococcaceae, Thermoplasma, Halanaerobiales, anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria, Thermales, Planctomycetales, Verrucomicrobia, nitrogen fixers, budding and appendaged bacteria, Cytophaga/Flavobacteria, methanotrophs, methylotrophs, Gram-negative marine, moderately and extremely halophilic bacteria, filamentous bacteria such as Beggiatoa, Thiothrix, Flexibacter, Sphaerotilus

Dr. Vera Thiel



Fungi & Yeasts

Fungi with relevance to human health; yeasts, aquatic fungi; Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, Mucoromycota, Blastocladiomycota, Chytridiomycota; fungus-like eukaryotes: Oomycota; slime molds: Mycetozoa; unicellular Chlorophyta: Prototheca PD Dr. Christiane Baschien

Dr. Andrey Yurkov




diverse bacteriophages from different habitats and for a broad variety of host species with a focus on medically relevant bacteria; plasmid strains; E. coli mutants and phage host strains Dr. Johannes Wittmann
Dr. Ana Filipa Moreira Martins
Dr. Christine Rohde


Plant Virus & Antisera

Plant virus and antisera                                                                                               Dr. Wulf Menzel



Human and Animal Cell Lines

Human and Animal Cell Lines                                                                 Prof. Dr. Laura Steenpaß