THE UNESCO GLOBAL NETWORK OF MIRCENS IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING CENTRES:

 

 

The BNF MIRCENS

RHIZOBIUM MIRCEN, FEPAGRO/UFRGS, Faculdade de Agronomia, UFRGS, Caixa Postal 776, CEP: 90001-970, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

Contact: (JARDIM FREIRE) E.mail: mircen@fepagro.rs.gov.br

Quality control of inoculants produced nationally.

Research and Training Regional Centre for Latin America

Biodegradation Technology

RHIZOBIUM MIRCEN, University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Department of Soil Science, Kabete Campus, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, KENYA

Contact: (NANCY KARANJA) E.mail: biofix@arcc.or.ke

Produces 1500 – 800 Kg of rhizobial inoculant per annum

Research and Training Regional Centre for East Africa

RHIZOBIUM MIRCEN, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, Centre ISRA-IRD, B.P. 1386, Dakar, SENEGAL

Contact: (MAMADOU GUEYE) E.mail: Mamadou.Gueye@ird.sn

Research and Training Regional Centre for West Africa

Field trials with rhizobial and mycorrhizal inocula

RHIZOBIUM MIRCEN, Soyabean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, USDA-ARS National Rhizobium Resource Collection, Plant Sciences Institute, HH-4, Bldg. 010, BARC-West, 10300 Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, Maryland 20705, U.S.A.

Contact: (PETER VAN BERKUM) E.mail: pberkum@ba.ars.usda.gov

International Research and Training Centre for MIRCEN and UNESCO/BAC fellows

NIFTAL MIRCEN, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii, P.O. Box "0", Paia, Hawaii 96779, U..S.A.

Contact: (HAROLD KEYSER)

E.mail: niftal@hawaii.edu or hkeyser@hawaii.edu

International Research and Training Centre

BNF industry-supplies – NIFTAL fermentors

Specialized Training Activities and Computerized MIRCEN Bibliographical Service

The Culture Collection MIRCENS

CULTURE COLLECTION AND PATENTS MIRCEN, Belgian

Co-ordinated Collections of Microorganisms, OSTC Rue de Science, 8, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

Contact: (PHILIPPE DESMETH) E.mail: desmeth@mbla.ucl.ac.be

International Research and Training Activities

European Union

French Speaking countries

 

 

CULTURE COLLECTIONS AND PATENTS MIRCEN, German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Mascheroder Weg. 1b, D-38124 Braucschweig, GERMANY

Contact: (ERKO STACKEBRANDT) E.mail: erko@dsmz.de

International Research and Training Activities

Central and East Europe

CULTURE COLLECTION AND PATENTS MIRCEN, Department of Microbiology, University of Horticulture and Food Industry, Villany UT 29, Budapest, HUNGARY

Contact: (TIBOR DEAK/JUDIT TORNAI-LEHOCZKI)

E.mail: jtornai@omega.kee.hu

Research and Training Activities

East and Central Europe

ENTERIC DISEASES MIRCEN, Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, P-33, CIT Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Calcutta - 700010, INDIA

Contact: (BALAKRISH NAIR) E.mail: gbnair@vsnl.com

Research and Training Centre for MIRCEN fellows

CULTURE COLLECTION MIRCEN, National Collection of Type Cultures, PHLS Central Public Health Laboratory, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HT, UK

Contact: (BARRY HOLMES) E.mail: bholmes@phls.co.uk

International Research and Training Activities

MYCOLOGY MIRCEN, C.A.B.I. Bioscience UK Centre (Egham), Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY, UK

Contact: (DAVID SMITH) E.mail: d.smith@cabi.org

International Research and Training Activities

CULTURE COLLECTION AND PATENTS MIRCENS, American Type Culture Collection, 10801 University Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110-2209, U.S.A

Contact: (RAYMOND CYPESS) E.mail: www@atcc.org

International Research and Training Activities

The Biotech MIRCENS

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Planta Piloto de Procesos Industriales Microbiologicos, (PROIMI), Avenida Belgrano y Pasaje Caseros, 4000 S.M. de Tucuman, ARGENTINA

Contact: (FAUSTINO SINERIZ) E.mail: fsineriz@proimi.edu.ar or f_sineriz@hotmail.com

Research and Training Activities for South America

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Brisbane and the Pacific Regional Network, Department of Microbiology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA

Contact: (LINDSAY SLY/ HORST DOELLE)

E.mail: sly@biosci.uq.edu.au or doelle@ozemail.com.au

Development of Pacific Islands MIRCEN Regional Network

Research and Training Activities

 

 

The Biotech MIRCENS Contd.

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, NSERC Industrial Biotechnology Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, 200 University Ave. West, University of Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3GI, CANADA

Contact: (MURRAY MOO-YOUNG)

E.mail: mooyoung@cape.uwaterloo.ca or myoung@uwaterloo.ca

International Research and Training Activities·

Bioreactor engineering

MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Institute of Microbiology, Academia Sinica, Zhong Guan Cun, Hai Dian, Beijing 100080, CHINA

Contact: (DA-KANG SONG) E.mail: songdk@sun.im.ac.cn

International Research and Training Activities·

Culture collection research·

Fermentation Technology

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, P.O. Box 68, Hadayck-Shoubra 11241, Cairo, EGYPT

Contact: (NABIL MAGDOUB) E.mail: elmagdoub@hotmail.com

Research and Training Activities for Arab States·

Culture Collection research

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Centre de Bioingénierie, Département de Génie Biochimique et Alimentaire, 135 Av. De Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse Cedex, FRANCE

Contact: (GERARD GOMA) E.mail: goma@insa-tlse.fr

Fermentation Technology·

Research and Training Activities for Francophone countries

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioengineering, and Contamination Control, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, 18 Avenue, 11-96, Zona 15, Vista Hermosa III, GUATEMALA

Contact: (ROBERTO DE LEON)

E.mail: roberdeleon@yahoo.com or eflores@uvg.edu.gt

Research and Training Activities for Central America.

Environment-friendly bioprocessing technologies.

BIOCONVERSION TECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Department of Applied Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, HONG KONG SAR, (China)

Contact: (JOHN BUSWELL) E.mail: jabuswell@cuhk.edu.hk

Mushroom Technology·

University – industry collaboration

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Division of Biotechnology, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, Nº 71 Forsat St., Enghelab Avenue, P.O. Box 15815-3538, Tehran 15819, IRAN

Contact: (NASRINE MOAZAMI)

E.mail: uninet@irost.com or moazami@irost.com

Research and Training Activities for West and Central Asia

Environment-friendly technologies

FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, ICBiotech, University of Osaka, Yamada-Kami, Suita-Shi, Osaka 565, JAPAN

Contact: (TOSHIOMI YOSHIDA) E.mail: yoshida@icb.osaka-u.ac.jp

International Research and Training Activities

Fermentation Technology

South-East Asian Microbiology Network

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, University of Free State, Faculty of Science, Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, P.O.Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, SOUTH AFRICA

Contact: (LODEWYK KOCK) E.mail: Kockjlf@micro.nw.uovs.ac.za

Research and Training Activities for Southern and

Sub-Saharan Africa

Culture collection research

FERMENTATION, FOOD, AND WASTE RECYCLING MIRCEN, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), 196 Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND

Contact: (VULLAPA ARUNPAIROJANA)

E.mail: mircen@tistr.or.th or TISTR@mozart.inet.co.th

Research and Training Activities for South-East Asia

Culture collection research

MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Dept. of Plant Science, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Contact: (ADASH RAMSUBAHG)

E.mail: adeshr@hotmail.com

Research and Training Activities for English-speaking Caribbean·

Plant-microbe interaction

BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, The International Institute of Biotechnology, University of Kent Campus, P.O. Box 228, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7YW, UK

Contact: (JOHN DODD) E.mail: J.C.Dodd@ukc.ac.uk

Long-term training and research activities International course programmes·

Environmental Biotechnology: Biodiversity for Biotechnological Development

The Aquaculture and Marine Biotech MIRCENS

MICROBIAL GENE PROSPECTING MIRCEN, Centre for Research in Cell and Molecular Biology (CIBCM), University of Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San Jose, COSTA RICA

Contact: (ANA SITTENFELD) E.mail: sitten@racsa.co.cr

Research and training for scientists engaged in biotechnology and biodiversity

AQUACULTURE MIRCEN, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, [Deemed University] (ICAR), 7 Bungalows, Versova, Mumbai-400 061, INDIA

Contact: (SUBBANNA AYYAPAN) E.mail: ayyapans@yahoo.com

Development national and regional network aquaculture

laboratories

The Aquaculture and Marine Biotech MIRCENS Contd.

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, Department of Fishery Microbiology, College of Fisheries, University of Agricultural Sciences, Mangalore 575002, INDIA

Contact: (INDRANI KARUNASAGAR)

E.mail: mircen@giasbg01.vsnl.net.in or karuna8sagar@yahoo.com

Research and Training Centre for MIRCEN fellows

AQUACULTURE MIRCEN, The Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory, J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-guriun University of the Negev, Sede Boker Campus, Sede Boqer 84990, ISRAEL

Contact: (AVIGAD VONSHAK) E.mail: avigad@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

Foundation of commercial products using microalgal biotechnology

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY MIRCEN, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Columbus Centre, Centre of Marine Biotechnology, 701 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

Contact: (ANWAR HUQ/RITA COLWELL) E.mail: huq@umbi.umd.edu

Research and Training Centre for MIRCEN and UNESCO/BAC fellows

The Bioinformatics MIRCENS

WFCC-MIRCEN, World Data Centre for Microorganisms, National Institute of Genetics, 1111 Yata, Mishima, Shizuoka, 411-8540, JAPAN

Contact: (HIDEAKI SUGAWARA) E.mail: hsugawar@genes.nig.ac.jp

World Catalogue of Collections of Cultures of Microorganisms·

Analysis of over 350 collections in some 60 countries

BITES MIRCEN, UNESCO International Centre for Chemical Studies, (University of Ljubljana), Vegova 4, P.O.Box 18/1, 61001 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Contact: (BOJANA BOH /ALEKSANDRA KORNHAUSER)

E.mail: ntf-iccs@Uni-Lj.si

Biotechnological Information Exchange System (BITES).

Development of research support databases

BIOINFORMATICS MIRCEN, Department of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Contact: (GUNNEL DALHAMMER/ENG-LEONG FOO):

E.mail: gunnel.dalhammer@biochem.kth.se or foo@swipnet.se

Electronic Seminars and Computer Conferences: Integrated Biosystems, Ecotechnology for Sustainable Development, and Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture Systems.