Regional Specialized Collections of Alkanotrophic Microorganism (IEGM)

Base institution
Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms,
Perm Federal Research Centre of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Goleva Str. 13, Perm, 614081, Russia.

Irina Ivshina, Head of IEGM, D.Sc. (Biology), Academician of RAS
E-mail:, Telephone: +7 (342) 280-81-14.

Profile and services
Resources: bacteria
Main taxa: Arthrobacter, Bacillus, Brachybacterium, Brevibacterium, Clavibacter, Corynebacterium, Curtobacterium, Dermacoccus, Dietzia, Glutamicibacter, Gordonia, Kocuria, Micrococcus, Microbacterium, Nocardia, Paenarthrobacter, Paeniglutamicibacter, Rhodococcus, Terrabacter, Williamsia
Applications: Bioremediation, Biotechnology, Environmental Safety, Pharma, Fundamental Science.
Peculiarities of the collection: Hydrocarbon-oxidizing actinobacteria (>3,000) from various regions of the Russian Federation (Volga, Ural, Siberian, Far Eastern, etc.) and from other countries (Belarus, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine) as well as from Antarctica and Arctic. Producers of amino acids, enzymes and biosurfactants; degraders of persistent organic pollutants. Used in the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-, heavy metal salts- and pharmaceutical-contaminated ecosystems in cold environments and in the production of bioactive compounds. Partial catalogue information in the Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (
Participation in clusters of expertise:
Legal issues (proposals to amendments to the Russian Federation Law on Scientific activities and regulations concerning collections), Irina Ivshina, E-mail:
Cultivation & Preservation (long-term conservation of alkanotrophs), Elena Tyumina, E-mail
Applications & Technologies (bioremediation of oil-contaminated ecosystems), Maria Kuyukina, E-mail:
Other relevant expertise
Electron microscopy; combined atomic force and confocal scanning laser microscopy, Anastasia Krivoruchko, E-mail:
Quality Management
Maria Kuyukina, E-mail:, Tel.: +7 (342) 280-81-14.