Welcome to the Roscoff Culture Collection

The Roscoff Culture Collection (RCC) maintains and distributes approximately 8500 strains of marine microalgae, macroalgae, protists, bacteria and viruses. It is located at the Station Biologique in Roscoff (France) which is run by Sorbonne University and the CNRS. The RCC is part of the European infrastructure EMBRC and the French national infrastructure EMBRC-France.

In addition to services offered for public and private laboratories, the RCC supports schools in carrying out practical work. Pour plus d'information sur la fourniture de souches pour les colleges et lycées cliquez ici.

Please note: since JULY 2021, we ONLY accept payments by credit card via a secured banking system : PayBox.

RCC Presentation Frequently Asked Questions

CRBM presentation

Strain catalogue

Strain Map

Services offered

How to order

Culture preparation

Media recipes