|Mailing address||BAKEHAM LANE
TW20 9TY EGHAM
|Correspondent||Dr Matthew Ryan
Tel.: +44 1491 829063
Fax: +44 1491 829100
|Member holdings||Established in 1947, CABI’s living collection holds around 26000 fungi and 2000 bacteria representing 6500 species from over 145 countries. The collection represents CABI’s historic, global scientific activities and has strains relevant to plant health, soil fertility, biological control, sanitary and phytosanitary applications, environmental bioremediation and ecosystem reclamation.|
CABI is a leading provider of microbial services specialising in microbial resource management and identification of microbes. With over 100 years of scientific endeavour behind us, we combine a wealth of experience and resources with the latest techniques to provide a rapid and reliable service.
|Research||CABI undertakes both commercial and publicly funded research projects in a number of areas and is always happy to collaborate in multi-partner initiatives. Recent research areas include:|
Microbially derrived novel product screening and assay
Enzymes from low temperature environments
Profiling and analysis of fatty acids and carotenoids from microbial sources
Molecular Microbial Taxonomy
BRC networking & management
CABI is currently participating in the EU FP7 funded European Consortium of Microbial Resources Centres (EMbaRC) project, The EU ESFRI MIRRI project (a pan-European Research Infrastructure project) and the Global Biological Resource Cerntre Network (GBRCN) which aims to support similar projects to MIRRI
|Quality Management System||Quality assurance: The culture collection is a member of the United Kingdom National Culture Collection (UKNCC), is a UNESCO Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN), and an International Depository Authority (IDA)within the Budapest Treaty (1977).