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Task Force: Asian BRC Network (ABRCN)


The Task Force on ABRCN of ACM consists of members from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, and they have constructed a prototype of the database. After a year-long discussion and cooperative work to select the data items based on the minimum dataset (MDS) as shown in the OECD Guideline and standardization of the record, we completed an integrated microbial strain database which consists of CGMCC, NBRC, KCTC and BIOTEC Culture Collection (BCC). Software and web interface of the database were developed by the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
ABRCN is the first international network of BRCs among Asian countries for microbial strain database. It is expected that more culture collections in Asian countries would join this network to cover larger microbial diversity.


Juncai Ma (IMCAS, China)
Supawadee Ingsriswang (BIOTEC, Thailand)


  • Jung-Sook Lee (KCTC, Korea)
  • Linhuan WU (IMCAS, China)
  • Somsak Likhitrattanapisal (BIOTEC, Thailand)
  • Chien-Chi Chen (BCRC, Chinese Taipei)
  • Da-seul Lee (KACC, Korea)

Activity log:

To see the activity log, please click here. PDF icon


  • ABRCN database
    Please click the left bannar to see the database. ABRCN