China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC) is a non-profit organization financed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. CGMCC harbors the largest fungal herbarium in Asia with over 500,000 specimens, and the biggest culture collection in China, with 41,000 isolates of microorganisms. CGMCC is entitled one of international preservative bases by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) according to the Budapest Treaty. To maintain microbial diversity and use microbial resources sustainably, CGMCC is committed to microbial resource management, including collecting, preserving, identifying, characterizing microbes and sharing of isolates and information. In 2010, CGMCC is certified with ISO 9001 quality assurance system. Research is focused on microbial taxonomy, identifying and developing preservative methods for biological materials.
Head and Principal Investigator