The Microbial Culture Collection Unit (UNiCC), Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia was initiated in to maintain and manage a duplicate of available microbial strains in UPM. UNiCC also aspires to provide strains for researcher and teaching laboratories. The laboratory is equipped with freeze-dryer, freezer, refrigerated centrifuge, laminar air flow, phase-contrast microscope, autoclaves and incubators. For long term preservation, two techniques are applied i.e freeze-drying and freezing.

Organism Type Strain Name Strain Number
1 1
Bacteria 577 790
Fungi 53 63
Yeast 2 2
Total 633 856

Contact information

  • NameMICROBIAL CULTURE COLLECTION UNIT (UNiCC), UPM
  • Contact personDR. TAN GEOK HUN
  • WDCM ID988
  • E-mailtangeokhun@gmail.com
  • DirectorPROF. DR. ABDUL RAHMAN OMAR
  • Post addressMICROBIAL CULTURE COLLECTION UNIT (UNiCC),INSTITUTE OF BIOSCIENCE, UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA,UPM SERDANG,43400
  • Host organizationINSTITUT OF BIOSCIENCE, UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
  • CountryMalaysia