Ten years ago, the National Collection of Microorganisms of Human Infections acquired the status of a unique object of science.
The National Collection of Microorganisms of Human Infections got established in 1991 on the basis of the Research Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. For the first time in Uzbekistan the collection of microorganisms of 3-4 groups was created. In 2006, it was given the status of a unique object of science.
Currently, the collection contains microorganisms of different taxonomic groups: Shigella, Salmonella, Citrobakter, Enterobacter, Proteus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Corynebacterium, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, etc., which are of interest of the medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical institutions.
The main part of the microorganisms in the collection is the strains egested in various regions of the country. The collection includes about 60 different species of bacteria in different repetition value depending on the strain. The collection strains of microorganisms are examples of natural pheno and genotypic diversity, supporting one or another, sometimes unique, features.
Specialists working with the collection are involved the collection and preservation of strains of bacteria, the study of their biological properties, the maintenance of a viable state of microbial cultures, and watching the dynamics of the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains.
The collection of microorganisms is involved in the implementation of research projects to develop new more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, as well as the learning process and the conduct of examinations.