The Australian Microbiome Culture Collection


The Australian Microbiome Culture Collection provides an integrated resource of bacterial isolates available to support discovery and commercial research in Australia and around the world.

We currently have 1948 strains of gut-derived bacteria in our culture collection. These include 411 strains with whole genome sequence (WGS) data available.

About Us

Based at the Hudson Institute and led by Dr Sam Forster the team consists of Dr Vanessa Marcelino, Dr Emily Gulliver and Emily Rutten. This important initiative is supported by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia.


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Please note we are currently not taking stool donations. This page will updated in our next donation cycle.