1. Collection
Registered Number 133
Acronym CBS
Full Name Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Filamentous fungi and Yeast Collection
Institution CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2007
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Gerard J. M. Verkley
Postal Address Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT Utrecht,Utrecht,Utrecht,P.O.Box 85167, 3508 AD
Country Netherlands
Telephone 1 (31) 30-21 22 600
Fax 1 (31) 30-25 12 097
E-mail 1 g.verkleij@cbs.knaw.nl
Homepage http://www.cbs.knaw.nl/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ministry of Education and Arts and Science
5. Personnel
Director Prof. P.W. Crous
Curator Dr. Gerard J.M. Verkley (Head of collection)
Dr. Marizeth Groenewald (yeast)
Number of Staff Assistants (18)
Mycology (10)
Computer specialist (1)
Total (29)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Freeze drying
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular biology
Culture and preservation methods
Medical microbiology
Evolution biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Fungi)
dynamic gas phase(Fungi)
oil-sealed(Fungi, emergency collection)
Control of the culture check by specialists on identify
check on viability and purity
check on properties
DNA sequencing (ITS and LSU nrDNA)
Deposit Mainly to our collection
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
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Fungi 63000 0
Yeasts 9000 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)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to contributing institutes
exchange with every scientist offering strains of interest to CBS
fee for Universities and educational institutes: 65.00 Euro ; for others: 150.00 Euro
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Fungi, Yeasts, Bacteria)
Storage service(Fungi, Yeasts, Bacteria)
Distribution(Fungi, Yeasts, Bacteria)
Identification(Fungi, Yeasts, Bacteria)
Training Systematics
Medical mycology
Food borne fungi
Consulation about Patent deposits
Other Service Mycobank: nomenclatural database, deposit of new names, species banks
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2012-07-13
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi