1. Collection
Registered Number 807
Acronym CCAC
Full Name Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne
Institution Cologne Biocenter / Botany Department
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Barbara Melkonian
Postal Address Zuelpicher Strasse 47b,Cologne,NRW,50674
Country Germany
Telephone 1 (49) - 221 470 8097
Telephone 2 (49) - 221 470 8098
Fax 1 (49) - 221 470 8099
E-mail 1 barbara.melkonian@uni-koeln.de
Homepage http://www.ccac.uni-koeln.de 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor University of Cologne, Germany
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Prof. Michael Melkonian
Curator Dr. Barbara Melkonian  (Phycologist / Curator)
Number of Staff Algology (2)
Assistants (3)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Biochemistry
Cell biology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Subculturing(Algae)
Control of the culture Light microscopy
Sterility tests
Molecular Phylogeny
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadCCAP(UK)
the collection abroadCCMP(USA)
the collection abroadUTEX(USA)
the collection abroadNIES(Japan)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 2061 1077
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 fee for for non-profit users: 50.00 Euro (axenic ) / 40.00 Euro (non-axenic)
fee for for commercial users: 150.00 Euro
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Online Catalogue http://www.ccac.uni-koeln.de
10. Services
Services Storage service(Algae)
Other Service Establishment of clonal/single cell cultures from natural samples or non-clonal cultures; establishment of axenic cultures
Identification of algal strains to species level including molecular-phylogenetic analysis
Supply of cultures for educational purposes (schools and universities)
Large scale cultivation (maximum 100 litres)
DNA and RNA purification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-03-06
Date of Reply 2016-06-16