COVID-19 pandemic


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lab activities at BCCM are limited to minimal maintenance and security activities. Deposit, distribution and analyses may be handled with severe delays. However, all BCCM collections remain at your disposal for support.

Training on preservation of micro-organisms: Early bird registration open!


The correct preservation of micro-organisms is of the utmost importance. Culture collections are experts in the preservation and safekeeping of biological material. They use the most adequate method for each material type.

The BCCM consortium organizes its fourth hands-on training on preservation of micro-organisms (cyanobacteria, diatoms and (myco)bacteria and fungi) and a seminar on management of a culture collection.

All industrials, scientists and students who aim to develop their skills in micro-organism handling and preservation are invited to join the training.

E. coli BL21(DE3) strains now available at BCCM/GeneCorner


Escherichia coli B BL21 and its derivatives has been used for a long time for bacterial protein expression. Until now, they were commercially available at commercial prices. From now on, three E. coli BL21 strains are available via BCCM/GeneCorner at non-profit prices!


Escherichia coli B BL21(DE3) (LMBP 1455) is a production strain for IPTG induced T7 driven protein expression.