Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh

 
Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh
City Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Locality Sector 39-A
Established 1986
Affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Address Sector 39-A, Chandigarh - 160036, INDIA

Phone 91-172-2690562
Fax +91-172-2695215
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Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh was established in the year 1986, Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

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    The Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC), a national facility established in 1986 is funded jointly by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. The MTCC, housed at the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, has established itself as a distinguished culture collection centre for microbial resources in India. It is an affiliate member of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and is registered with the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM).The main objectives of this national facility are to act as a depository, to supply authentic microbial cultures and to provide related services to the scientists working in research institutions, universities and industries.

    The MTCC was recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland as an International Depository Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty on 4 October, 2002, thus becoming the first IDA in India, seventh in Asia and thirty-fourth in the World. The deposit of microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty is recognized to fulfill the requirement of patent procedure in 55 member countries.

    Research institutes, academic organizations, pharmaceutical, biotech and food industries involved in microbiological and biotechnological research regularly approach MTCC for microbial cultures and other microbiology-related services. Presently, the MTCC has five sections, the Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts and Plasmids and collectively holding over nine thousand cultures. Generally cultures are preserved under liquid nitrogen and by freeze-drying. The fungi are also preserved under mineral oil. Viability and some key characteristics of the organisms are periodically checked so that cultures continue to represent the original deposits. Special properties like production of metabolites, degradation of specific compounds are not normally checked. Relevant information about the strains held in the MTCC are computerized for easy search analysis and retrieval.

    The MTCC scientists are actively engaged in research programmes on microbial diversity, taxonomy and related areas and have so far described about 100 novel microbial taxa, including bacteria, actinomycetes and yeasts.

    Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

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    Master of Science (MSc BioTechnology)

    Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC), Chandigarh offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.Sc BioTechnology

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    Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank MTCC, Chandigarh is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.

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