Biorepository: UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
Yes
InstitutionCode: 
UAMH
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
The Gage Research Institute
Description of Institution: 

The UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity is a premier repository of biomedically and environmentally important fungi and bacteria, including emerging pathogens, opportunists, allergenic and toxigenic species. The research biobank comprises nearly 12,000 living biospecimens representing over 3,200 species. It is the largest and most important research archive of public health-relevant microfungi in the western hemisphere and one of only two top-level biobanks of these organisms in the world. The majority of the strains are uniquely held in UAMH and not replicated elsewhere. The UAMH microbial biobank is affiliated with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Significant collections include:

  • Fungi associated with human and animal disease including pathogenic, opportunistic, allergenic and toxic fungi. ¬†
  • Plant root associated endophytes and mycorrhizal symbionts of woody, ericaceous and orchidaceous plants especially from boreal habitats.
  • Environmental fungi causing stain and decay or problems in the built environment.
  • Insect associated fungi including large collections of Ophiostomatales associated with mountain pine and other bark beetles.
  • Significant collections of fungi belonging to the Onygenales, Eurotiales, Microascales, Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota).
  • Fungi used for standardized testing procedures including¬†biodegradation resistance and drug susceptibility.
Institutional Discipline: 
Institutional Governance: 
Private, non-profit: University or college
Institution Type: 
Living Organism Collection (e.g., culture collection, cell lines)
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/id7r-hznj

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity
Mailing Address 2: 
University of Toronto
Mailing Address 3: 
223 College Street
City/Town: 
Toronto
State/Province: 
Ontario
Postal/Zip Code: 
M5T 1R4
Country: 
Canada

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Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

James Scott

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Professor
Area of Responsibility: 
Mycology
Birth Year: 
1967
Research Discipline: 
Biological Sciences: Microbiology, Bacteriology & Virology

Staff Member Affiliations

Name of Primary Institution: 
UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity (IH Correspondent/Primary Contact)

Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
14169468778
Fax Number: 
14169782608
Address 1: 
UAMH Centre for Global Microfungal Biodiversity
Address 2: 
University of Toronto
Address 3: 
223 College Street
City/Town: 
Toronto
State/Province: 
ON
Postal/Zip Code: 
M5T 1R4
Country: 
Canada
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