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MIRRI brings together and provides a single point of access to 50+ microbial domain Biological Resource Centres (mBRCs), culture collections and research institutes from ten European countries.

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Members

Belgium


Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/DCG – Diatoms Collection

Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/GeneCorner – Plasmid Collection

Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/IHEM – Fungi Collection: Human and Animal Health


Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/ITM – Mycobacteria Collection

Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/LMG – Bacteria Collection

Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/MUCL – Agro-food and Environmental Fungi Collection


Belspo-BCCM

BCCM/ULC – Cyanobacteria Collection


France


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CIRM-CFBP – Plant associated bacteria collection

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CIRM-BIA – Food associated bacteria collection

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CIRM-BP – Pathogenic bacteria collection


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CIRM-CF – Filamentous fungi collection

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CIRM-Levures – Yeasts collection

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CRBIP-CNCM – National Collection of Microorganisms associated with patents


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CRBIP-CIP – Collection of bacteria of the Institut Pasteur

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CRBIP-CVIP – Collection of Viruses of the Institut Pasteur

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CRBIP-PCC – Collection of cyanobacteria of the Institut Pasteur


Latvia


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MSCL – Microbial Strain Collection of Latvia


Portugal


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MUM – Micoteca da Universidade do Minho, CEB/UMinho

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PYCC – Portuguese Yeast Culture Collection, UCIBIO/UNLisboa

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ACOI – Coimbra Culture Collection of Algae, UCoimbra


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LEGE-CC – Blue Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology Culture Collection, CIIMAR/UPorto

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UCCCB – University of Coimbra Bacteria Culture Collection

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CIMOCC – Mountain Research Centre Culture Collection, CIMO/IPBragança


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AVFMCC/INIAV – Agronomic, Veterinary and Food Microbial Culture Collections

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BIOTROP – Biotropical Resources – GHTM-IHMT/Global Health and Tropical Medicine,UNLisboa

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CDB – Collection of Department of Biology, CBMA/UMinho


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IVDP – Institute of Douro and Porto Wines

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LRV – Azores Regional Laboratory of Veterinary


Spain


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CECT – Spanish Type Culture Collection

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BEA – Spanish Bank of Algae


Prospective Members/Observers

Greece


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NKUA – Culture collections of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Agricultural University of Athens

ACA-DC – Agricultural College of Athens – Dairy Collection

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BPI – Benaki Phytopathological Institute Collection


Italy


Università degli Studi di Torino

TUCC – Turin University Culture Collections

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DBVPG – Industrial Yeasts Collection

UNIMORE

UMCC – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Microbial Culture Collection


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CNR-PLAVIT – National Research Council

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CNR-ITEM – National Research Council

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USMI – University Hospital (Ospedale Policlinico) San Martino


Netherlands


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CBS – Collection of yeasts and filamentous fungi

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NCCB – Netherlands Culture Collection of Bacteria


Poland


Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology

IAFB – Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (CCIM)

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KPD – Collection of Plasmids and Microorganisms at the University of Gdansk

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PCM – Polish Collection of Microorganisms


Romania (Prospective Observer)


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IBB – Institute of Biology Bucharest

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MCUB – Microbial Collection of the University of Bucharest

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CMII-ICCF – Culture Collection of Industrial Importance Microorganisms-National Institute for Chemical Pharmaceutical Research and Development


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MIUG-DJUG – Industrial Microorganisms Collection of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, (DJUG)

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CNCBC-IC Cantacuzino National Medico-Military Institute for Research and Development


Why and how to join MIRRI

The offer of microbial genetic resources tends to be dispersed and no single country can offer a complete coverage of microbial diversity and associated services, which makes the case for an overarching organisation to make best use of current capacity, bridge gaps and address the needs of biotechnology.

Under the framework of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap, the objective of MIRRI is to consolidate and operate a pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure that provides facilitated access to high-quality microorganisms, their derivatives, standardised associated data and services to underpin research, development and innovation in microbiology, life sciences and biotechnology.

For each Member country participating, MIRRI strives to enable them to coordinate and mutualise a comprehensive set of resources and services for the benefit of the European Research Area (ERA) and its scientific community. MIRRI endeavours to stimulate the scientific and technological development of the European regions, to boost the competitiveness of product and service development in the different sectors of biotechnology and to act as a catalyst for investment and job creation in the European countries.

For individual organisations – mBRCs, culture collections or research institutes – the participation in MIRRI may bring several benefits, such as: become more competitive, provide improved harmonised services as a result of the exchange of knowledge, SOPs, QMS, and best practices; improve sustainability, enlarge holdings in a coordinated, standardised and coherent manner, in line with their major expertise; improve the standardised data offer associated to the microbial resources, by connection to the MIRRI Information System; increase the accessibility to their capacities taking advantage of the higher profile conferred by the MIRRI brand.

EU Member States, associated countries, third countries other than associated countries and intergovernmental organisations may become a Member or an Observer of MIRRI. In wishing to do so, they shall issue a written request to the Chair of the Assembly of Prospective Members, in English, describing how they would contribute to MIRRI tasks and activities and how they will respect the obligations of Members or Observers. The application will then be examined by the proper MIRRI bodies and a decision issued.

MIRRI is continuously engaged in enlarging its geographic coverage in Europe and beyond. If you would like to know more about participation in MIRRI, please contact us: info@mirri.org.

To learn more about MIRRI’s value proposition to its members, partners and users, please read the document available here.

Past cooperations – Russia


_VKM IBPM RAS

VKM All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms

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IEGM – Regional Specialised Collection of Alkanotrophic Microorganisms

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UNIQEM – The Collection of Unique and Extremophilic Microorganisms

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VKPM – Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms