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  continuously updated.

Contact person: Kaja Kasemets, PhD (

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