Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
Goal: The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures is the most diverse collection of biological resources (bacteria, Archaea, protists, yeast, fungi, bacteriophages, plant viruses, genomic bacterial DNA as well as human and animal cell lines. At the DSMZ microorganisms and cell lines are collected, investigated and preserved. As part of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft the DSMZ (and its comprehensive scientific services and biological resources) is a global partner for research and industry since 1969. The DSMZ is Europe's first Registered Collection (Regulation (EU) No 511/2014) and certified according to the quality standard ISO 9001:2015. Within Germany the DSMZ is the only depositary for biological material according to the Budapest Treaty. In addition to the scientific service the research is the second main pillar of the DSMZ. The non-profit institute, located at the Science Campus Braunschweig-Süd, hosts more than 80,000 biological resources and biomaterial and employs 198 employees.
Date: 1 January 1969