Bacteria, Archaea

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

PD Dr. Sabine Gronow
Gram-negative bacteria
Gram negative bacteria; aerobic and anaerobic
mainly Gammaproteobacteria such as Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Vibrio, Aeromonas, Comamonas, Thauera, Lysobacter, Xanthomonas spp.; Myxobacteria and strains capable of degrading xenobiotics

Dr. Richard Hahnke
New and underrepresented phyla
Corynebacterineae, Pseudonocardineae, Rhodobacteraceae, Acidobacteria, Elusimicrobia

Dr. Katharina Huber
Gram-Positive bacteria
aerobic, microaerophilic and obligate anaerobic various taxa such as: Order Bacillales, Bifidobacteriales, "Lactobacillales", Coriobacteriales;
suborder Micrococcineae, Propionibacterineae; family: Actinomycetaceae

Dr. R├╝diger Pukall
Protists and cyanobacteria
Cyanobacteria, protists

Dr. Martin Schumacher
Archaea and extremophilic bacteria
Comprehensive subcollections of 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

Dr. Brian Tindall
Coordination of the identification services
identification of aerobic and facultative anaerobic Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, physiological, biochemical and morphological characterization;
curator for filamentous bacteria belonging to different lines of descent (e.g.  Beggiatoa, Thiothrix, Flexibacter, Sphaerotilus)

Dr. Susanne Verbarg



Fungi & Yeasts

identification and systematics of Fungi;
reference laboratory for indoor and foodborne fungi;
fungi with relevance to human health, aquatic fungi.
PD Dr. Christiane Baschien
Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Zygomycetes, OomycetesDr. Andrey Yurkov




all kinds of naturally occurring or genetically engineered plasmids within hosts, broad variety of phages from different habitats and for various hosts, E. coli mutants, test and host strains, medically relevant E. coli.Dr. Christine Rohde
a broad variety of bacteriophages from different habitats and for various hosts, as well as phage genomics and phage applicationDr. Johannes Wittmann


Plant Virus & Antisera

Plant virus and antisera                                                                                              Dr. Wulf Menzel



Human and Animal Cell Lines

Human and Animal Cell Lines                                                                Prof. Dr. Hans G. Drexler