The scientific collections of the NICPB were established in 1980 when the biological research was started. During 2004-2008 the development of the collections was supported by the “National Programme on Scientific collections” in a project “Scientific collections in cell biology and toxicological research” (HLK04-4, PI Dr. A. Kahru). Currently, the NICPB collections consist of microbial cultures (bacterial and yeast strains and collection of plasmids), cell lines, venoms and environmental samples (soils, sediments, oil-shale industry solid wastes).
The database on scientific collections in the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics is available at http://kbfi.ee/e-tox-collection. The scientific collections of NICPB are continuously upgraded.
Contact person: Kaja Kasemets, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)