About KCTC

Korean Collection for Type Cultures

Introduction of KCTC and Staff.

History of KCTC

2010 to Present

  • January 2016Moved to Jeonbuk branch Institute of KRIBB

2000 to 2010

  • August 2008Designated as the National Repository for Bio-research Products from the national R&D projects by the MSIT (Ministry of Science & ICT)
  • February 2004Obtained the ISO quality management systems (ISO 9001:2000) certificate

1990 to 2000

  • October 1994Initiated to do national biodiversity project according to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • June 1990Designated as an international depositary authority (IDA) for patent microorganisms from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) based on the Budapest Treaty

1980 to 1990

  • January 1986Became a member of World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM)
  • February 1985Became a member of World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)
  • February 1985Obtained official approval from the MOST(Ministry of Science & Technology) as a gene bank node