Welcome to

The U.S. Federation for Culture Collections


The U.S. Federation for Culture Collections (USFCC) is a society whose purpose is to further the science and practice of culture maintenance and systematic microbiology. The USFCC publishes a quarterly Newsletter (a recent issue can be viewed online) and it organizes seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions on the study and preservation of microbial cultures. The USFCC also sponsors the J. Roger Porter Award for recognition of research and other contributions related to culture collections.

USFCC Dormant

The USFCC has not had any formal activities since 2002 other than providing support for the J. Roger Porter Award through the American Society for Microbiology.

For additional information on US culture collections please visit the US Culture Collection Network site. The USCCN is sponsored by grant DBI-1534564 from the US NSF

Upcoming USFCC meetings:

No meetings are planned. 


Other meetings of interest:

About the USFCC:

       Join the USFCC or renew your membership
       List of endangered culture collections
       The USFCC Membership List
       USFCC Officers
       The USFCC Newsletter:
                       Volume 25 No. 2
                       How to Advertise in the Newsletter
       Sustaining Members of the USFCC
       Minutes of Executive Board Meetings
                       1995 Minutes
                       1996 Minutes
                       1997 Minutes
                       1998 Minutes
                       1999 Minutes
                       2000 Minutes


                       2001 Minutes, unapproved draft
       By-Laws of the USFCC

Election results

       Congratulations to our new officers:
                       Vice President: Micah Krichevsky
Secretary: Cynthia Wang
Treasurer: Mary Meeker
Executive Board: Martha Beyazova and Fred Rainey

Related Links:

Other related sites:

U.S. Federation for Culture Collections / David R. Boone / e-mail: BooneD@pdx.edu