• Institution: Collection of Industrial Microorganisms
  • Acronym:IAFB
  • Location:
    Rakowiecka 36
    02-532 Warsaw
  • Website: http://cim.ibprs.pl
  • Correspondent:
    Prof. Wac
    Tel.: +48 22 6063691
    Fax: +48 22 849 04 26
    e-mail: iafb@eccosite.org

Members holdings

Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (IAFB 212) comprises ca. 3000 species of microorganisms occurring in the industry, production strains and infectious microorganisms. It includes yeasts (wine, brewer´s, distillery, baker´s and feed yeasts), filamentous fungi (producing pectinolytic, cellulolytic and amylolytic enzymes as well as glucoamylase, proteases etc.) and bacteria of lactic acid, acetic acid and propionic acid fermentation, producing dextran and others.

Microorganisms are stored in freeze-dried form as well as by cryopreservation (-80°C, -135°C) method.

Services offered

  • Identification and screening of fungal and bacterial strains - traditional and molecular methods;
  • Lyophilization of strains
  • Distribution of cultures for research and biotechnological applications
  •  Deposits of strains:
    - for patent purposes - status of International Depositary Authority
    - for public access
    - for safe keeping
  • Consulting for other institutions;
  • Personel training


  • Morphology and  taxonomy of filamentous fungi,  yeasts (wine, brewer´s, distillery, baker´s and feed yeasts) and bacteria of lactic acid, acetic acid and propionic acid fermentation, others;
  • Identification, characterisation and typing of strains using phenotypic as well as genomic techniques (sequence analysis of 16S rDNA, ITS);
  • Food microbiology,
  • Yeast polymorphisms (MSSCP-PCR, RFLP);
  • Screening of fungal strains for identification mycotoxigenic genes

Quality Management System

Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology has a certificate as Accreditation Laboratory according PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2001