1. Collection
Registered Number 1123
Acronym MBPCMD
Full Name Microbial Bank of the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
Institution International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research)
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
Other Standard LMS-17-2005
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary
Postal Address International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi,Karachi,Sindh,75270
Country Pakistan
Telephone 1 (92) - 213 4824924
Telephone 2 (92) - 213 4819010
Fax 1 (92) - 213 4819018
Fax 2 (92) - 21 99261713
E-mail 1 iqbal.choudhary@iccs.edu
E-mail 2 iqbalhej@yahoo.com
Homepage http://www.iccs.edu/department.php?dept_id=269 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
5. Personnel
Director Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary
E-Mail:iqbal.choudhary@iccs.edu
Curator Dr. Atia-tul Wahab (Bacteriology, Mycology)
E-mail:atiatulwahab@gmail.com
Miss. Iqra Ahmed (Microbiologist)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Protozoology (1)
Algology (1)
Total (4)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Biochemistry
Cell biology
Culture and preservation methods
Fermentation
Food science
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Immunology
Industrial microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Stem Cell
Neuropharmacology
Enzyme Inhibition
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(Parasite)
Freezer(Bacteria, Fungi, Algae)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Fungi, Algae, Parasite)
DMSO(Bacteria, Fungi)
Glycerol(Bacteria, Fungi)
Glass beads(Bacteria, Fungi)
Control of the culture Control of preparation
Testing of Physical, Chemicals and Biochemical Parameters
Growth Promotion Testing
Control of Storage Condition
Selective Media
susceptibility testing
Microscopic Examination
Deposit to other collections in your country
ATCC(USA)
NTCC(UK)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadNTCC(UK)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 5 5
Bacteria 100 50
Fungi 50 35
Yeasts 25 15
Plasmids 10 10
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)
Algae 5 5 0 0 0 0
Bacteria 100 50 0 0 15 30
Fungi 50 35 0 0 20 20
Yeasts 25 15 0 0 8 8
Plasmids 10 10 0 0 10 10
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Academic culture collection within network
exchange with Culture Collection Center
fee for $100 + shipment cost
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
Newsletter (updated monthly)
10. Services
Services Storage service(bacteria, fungi, parasites, algae)
Distribution(bacteria, fungi, parasites, algae)
Identification(bacteria, fungi, parasites, algae)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
Use of computers in culture collections
Identification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2015-12-17
Date of Reply 2015-12-17