Microbial Domain Biological Resource Centre HAMBI

HAMBI mBRC is a part of the Biodiversity Collections Research Infrastructure (HUBCRI) in the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE).

HAMBI mBRC is a resource of living microorganisms for teaching, research and applications. The center consists of microorganisms from different groups e.g. archaea, bacteria, cyanobacteria, filamentous fungi, phages and yeasts. A great deal of the cultures originates from the unique nature of Finland. HAMBI’s main services are deposition and delivery of microbial strains.

Deposition of microbial strains

  • Public deposits:
    We take deposits for our public collections without costs for the depositor within our capacity. Please contact the service manager, and then fill in the form and mail it to us.
  • Safe deposits:
    Safe deposited strains are not visible in our open data bases. The deposition fee is according to our valid price list. Please contact the service manager, and then fill in the form and mail it to us.

Delivery of microbial strains

Identification of certain groups of microbial strains

Consultancy concerning preservation of microorganisms

  • Planer KRYO 560M-16 controlled rate freezer
  • Edwards Modulyo 4K freeze dryer
  1. Before placing your order:
    Please review our Material Transfer Agreement, which is constructed to match the ECCO's core MTA.
     
  2. Find a strain from the HAMBI on-line catalogues:
    HAMBI / BAC for archaea, bacteria and phages

    HAMBI / FBCC for fungi
    HAMBI / UHCC for cyanobacteria

  3. Place your order:
    Please fill in the form and send it to the service manager.
    Order for other uses than research or teaching, please contact the service manager.

All prices are exclusive of value added tax.

Freeze-dried culture per ampoule:

  • For Master's works of departments of the University of Helsinki, free of charge (max 10 strains)
  • For departments of the University of Helsinki 30 €
  • For other institutions 60 €

Active cultures (cyanobacteria or fungi):

  • For Master's works of departments of the University of Helsinki, free of charge (max 10 strains)
  • For departments of the University of Helsinki 100 €
  • For other institutions 150 €

Mailing fee:

  • Per 1–5 strains (packing, priority mail): EU/non–EU 30/50 €
  • By courier (FedEx) per 1–5 strains: EU/non–EU 50/85 €
  • Transport of strains belonging to biohazard group 2, always by courier.

Public deposit:

  • (pure culture, lyophilizable, mailed to us), free of charge in the limits of our resources.

Safe Deposit:

  • preservation of strain and first year of storage 250 €. Annual maintenance fee 75 € invoiced every second year 150 €.

Phenotypic or genotypic characterization on request.

World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)

European Culture Collections´Organisation (ECCO)

Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI-ERIC)

Finnish Microbial Resource Centre Organisation (MICCO)