1. Collection
Registered Number 196
Acronym ITH
Full Name W.H.O./F.A.O. Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis
Institution KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Dept. KIT Biomedical Research
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. R. A. Hartskeerl
Postal Address Meibergdreef 39,Amsterdam,,1105 AZ Z.O
Country Netherlands
Telephone 1 (31) 20-5665438
Telephone 2 (31) 20-5665431
Fax 1 (31) 20-6971841
E-mail 1 R.Hartskeerl@kit.nl
Homepage http://www.kit.nl/biomedical_research 
3. Status of the collection
Status not-for-profit association
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. R. A. Hartskeerl
Curator Assoc. Prof. R.A. Hartskeerl (molecular biologist)
Number of Staff Assistants (5)
Molecular biologist (1)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Systematics and taxonomy
Reference tasks
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Shadow collection at other location(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Characteristic agglutinations with monoclonal antibodies
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from 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)
Bacteria 250 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 cost of transport according to IATA / ICAO are charged
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution(strain and typing reagents)
Training Identification
use of strains in diagnosis of leptospiroses
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
Other Service typing
anti-sera / monoclomal antibodies for typing
available at cost price
culture media available at cost price
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1981-10-26
Date of Reply 2005-06-22
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi