1. Collection
Registered Number 1084
Acronym KPD
Full Name Collection of Plasmids and Microorganisms
Institution University of Gdansk
Comment We are a newly established non-profit collection based at the academic institution which provides scientific community both from public and non-public sector with an access to cloning vectors, recombinant DNA constructs, natural plasmids or plasmid bearing bacterial strains with potential application in molecular biology, biotechnology and bioengineering.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Anna - Karina Kaczorowska
Postal Address Wita Stwosza 59,Gdansk,pomorskie,80-308
Country Poland
Telephone 1 (48) - 58 523 60 70
Fax 1 (48) - 58 523 60 74
E-mail 1 anna.kaczorowska@biol.ug.edu.pl
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Gdansk
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
5. Personnel
Director Mr. Anna-Karina Kaczorowska
E-Mail:anna.kaczorowska@biol.ug.edu.pl
Curator Dr. Anna -Karina Kaczorowska  (microbiology, molecular biology, Ph.D.)
E-mail: anna.kaczorowska@biol.ug.edu.pl
Mr. Bartosz Rybak  (microbiology, MSc)
E-mail: bartosz.rybak@biol.ug.edu.pl
Dr. Alicja Nowak-Zaleska  (microbiology, molecular biology, Ph.D.)
E-mail:alicja.zaleska@biol.ug.edu.pl
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Molecular Biology (2)
Total (3)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Ecology
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Genetics
Marine biology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer( bacteria, archaea, plasmid host strains, microbial genetic material: natural plasmids, DNA vectors)
Freezer( DNA samples)
Liquid N2( bacteria )
Freeze-dry( bacteria)
Control of the culture Viability check
Purity check
Authenticity test (e.g. analysis restriction site pattern, growth on selective medium)
Molecular tests
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 612 443
Plasmids 34 10
Vectors 15 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Bacteria 0 0
Plasmids 0 0
Vectors 0 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to academic culture collection within network
free to selected academic and educational activities
free to scientist (on request for non-for-profit research)
exchange with other collections
exchange with with other cooperation partners
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(any kind of cryopreserved biological material that can be stored at -80C )
Distribution(bacteria, microbial host strains, laboratory bacterial strains, plasmids and other genetic material)
Other Service Public deposit Public deposit (archaea, bacteria, plasmids, microbial host strains, laboratory bacterial strains, DNA vectors)
Isolation of plasmid/ chromosomal DNA
Sequence analysis of non-characterized plasmids
Educational services for schools
Storage deposit of unpublished research material (service to the University of Gdańsk and collaborators)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-02-05
Date of Reply 2017-03-14