Scientific Collections

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 The scientific collections of NICPB are continuously upgraded.

Contact person: Kaja Kasemets, PhD (

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