is a premier repository of biomedically and environmentally important fungi and bacteria, including emerging pathogens, opportunists, allergenic and toxigenic species. The public 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.

Where do UAMH strains come from?

Each of the dots on this map indicate the collection location of one or multiple strains available in the UAMH biobank. View larger map

Services and Catalogue

    Biobank Highlights

  • Annual Report for 2016
  • Polycyclic hydrocarbon degrading organisms
  • Fungi associated with hibernating bats
  • Mountain pine beetle associated fungi
  • Fungi from plant roots
  • Conservation of orchids and their fungal partners
  • Wood spalting fungi
  • Baudoinia and meristematic fungi
  • Corpse-finder fungi

  • Are you depositing a fungal sequence or using a fungus in your research?

    Ensure that your scientific work is verifiable by depositing the isolate in the UAMH, a member of the Global Registry of Biorepositories (GRBio)


    Genome sequences

    Fungal diseases of humans and other mammals

    Fungal diseases of reptiles