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Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM) is a filamentous fungal culture collection hosted at Centro de Engenharia Biológica of Universidade do Minho since 1996. Since 2011 is certified under the ISO standard 9001 for deposit, preservation and supply of filamentous fungi.


In the context of the epidemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 virus the University of Minho put in place its COVID-19 Internal Contingency PlanThe Micoteca da Universidade do Minho (MUM), in view of its scientific and social responsibilities, its laboratory activities are suspended, as well as the admission and supply of strains limitedFor any additional information emailing to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


International Standing

MUM is a member of the European Culture Collections Organization (ECCO) and the World Federation 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. Currently, MUM hosts the ECCO Presidence. MUM was partner of EU project European Microbial Resources Centres  (EMbaRC) and currently is involved as partner in the EU project Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) and the H2020 project Research Infrastructure Training Programme (Ritrain). 


Vision of MUM


A world in which fungal diversity is preserved and available for all.




To be a resource centre for fungal biodiversity preservation and information, and create solutions for sustainable development and human well-being.

Quality Policy

The quality policy emerges from the defined Vision for the organization. It is based on encouraging the motivation and involvement of all stakeholders in quality processes with a view to internalising a culture of excellence and applied to all products and services. In this process, ongoing evaluation is seen as an element of continuous improvement that enhances the achievement of the MUM Mission.

The quality policy is implemented through the MUM Quality Management System, taking into account: 

  1. Assurance full and transparent respect to the defined Vision, Mission, Principles and Legal Framework;
  2. Value what our clients value in order to meet, or exceed, their expectations;
  3. Strive for zero defects and no waste by a constantly seeking of continuous improvement and competitive advantage;
  4. Motivate the commitment of everyone in the value chain and at all levels of the organisation.


MUM Policy for Supplier Evaluation

MUM makes the Suppliers Evaluation take in to account 4 criteria with the following (weights): “Execution Qualification” (10), “Collaborator Qualification” (8), “Price” (10) and “Response Capacity” (10).

Each Supplier is evaluated according the follow Supplier Qualification Index (SQI): >80 A Level ≤100; >60 B Level ≤80; >40 C Level ≤60; and, 0> D Level ≤40. Yearly, MUM informs each Suppliers about its SQI. D Level means that MUM has the right to remove this SUPPLIER from its Supplier List. 


Property Rights Policy

The information in this site is property of Micoteca da Universidade do Minho and cannot be published or distributed without written authorization. The edition or modification of the published materials is forbidden, including the use of text and images for other uses.


Privacy Policy

We want to make you aware of updates to our privacy policy and we encourage you to read them:

MUM does not collect private information on the webpage visitors except the information that is freely provided by personal email contact. In this case we guarantee the confidentiality of the received information and we ensure the protection of your privacy by acting in accordance with the law (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) that comes into effect May 25, 2018. If you have any questions regarding your personal data or need instructions on how to access or delete your stored data, please contact us by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2020 )
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