The RCN for Microbial Germplasm Collections established this website to share information and promote our efforts. Please use the tabs across the top to view different content describing the activities and collections in the US Culture Collection Network.Our second meeting will be held October 2013 at
the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) in Boothbay
Harbor, Maine. The topic will be the development of a shared informatics system for culture collections. A tentative agenda is now available online. Please contact any member of the steering committee if you
wish to participate.
The USCCN held its first meeting
at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center at Kansas City in September 2012.
This three-day meeting included an afternoon outreach event attended by over 75 local High School students. The following days included input by diverse stake-holders from 25 different academic, government, and commercial entities. For many, it marked their first visit to a collection other than their own.
Three steering committee members participated in the October 2012 launch of the European Microbial Research Resource Infrastructure
project at Braunschweig, Germany.
The RCN held a workshop at the USDA ARS Collection
at Peoria, Illinois (NRRL) on May 30 - 31.
Later in 2013, participants from the USCCN will attend the 13th International Conference on Culture Collections
in Beijing, China.
The USCCN effort, bringing together researchers from collections of every type of microbial germplasm, is being described as an example of community collaboration (NSF and ESA