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About Us

Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH
Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH

Inhoffenstraße 7 B
38124 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 (0) 531-2616-0
Fax: +49 (0) 531-2616-418
E-Mail: contact(at)

Legal Form:
The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures is a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH).
Registration Number: HRB 2570
Commercial Register Braunschweig, Germany

Person authorized to represent:
Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann;
Administrative Managing Director: Bettina Fischer

EU VAT Registration Number:
DE 114815269

Editor responsible for the content of the web site:
Sven-David Müller (head of press and communication)

This applies to:  

Website implementation:

General information:
All information contained on the web site of the DSMZ is carefully checked for accuracy and is continuously up-dated. However, we cannot guarantee the completeness, the correctness and the topicality - in particular with respect to information on prices. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.

According to the verdict passed by the District Court in Hamburg the owner of a website is responsible for the contents which appear in the links. This can only be prevented when the owner explicitly dissociates itself to these contents. We have placed links to other homepages in the internet on our website and we would like to emphasize that we have no influence on the contents and design of these pages. Therefore, herewith we explicitly dissociate ourselves from all the contents linked to our homepage and that we take no responsibility for these contents. This statement applies to all the links used on our homepage.

Other languages:
In case parts of the content is made available in other languages than German, it is purely a service for employees and guests of the DSMZ who are not understanding the German language.

The copyright for any material created by the DSMZ is reserved. The duplication or use of information and data such as texts or images is only permitted with the indication of the source or with prior approval by the DSMZ.

Social media offerings like Facebook & Co.
In an effort to make our internet offerings more attractive and user-friendly, we will be adding social media buttons (“plug-ins“) to our website ( This will allow you to link directly to select internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Up until now, whenever you used to link to another website using a plug-in, a direct connection to that network platform’s server was established, which meant your data was automatically being transmitted to the people running that webserver. If you are a registered account holder of one of these platforms, your visit to their websites would be traceable and the information could be used to generate your individual surf profi.