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Mission

To maintain and provide strains for teaching and research in biotechnology and life sciences, and to act as a centre of expertise, information and training in mycology.

International Standing

M.U.M. is a member of the European Culture Collections Organization (ECCO) and the World Federeation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and is also registered in WDCM (World Data Centre of Microorganisms) with number 816. BioCase (The Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) and StrainInfo.Net. Presently M.U.M. hosts the ECCO secretariat and is involved in the executive board of WFCC. The collection has been securing, on a provisional basis, the management of the national node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF.PT). It has also an active participation in the OECD task force for BRC's. M.U.M. is a partner of the demonstrative project GBRCN (Global Biological Resource Centres Network) and of the EU funded project EMbaRC (European Consortium of Microbial Resource Centres.

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 March 2009 )
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