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Braga (Portugal), 10 January 2024 – We’re thrilled to announce that Romania has officially become an observer member of MIRRI-ERIC (Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium), a significant milestone that underscores the country’s commitment to advancing microbial research and biotechnological innovation.



The Romanian consortium joining MIRRI-ERIC is a powerhouse of expertise, infrastructure, and microbial collections that are poised to contribute immensely to the consortium’s objectives. Comprising Microbial Resource Centers (mBRCs) from prestigious universities and research institutes, the consortium boasts an impressive portfolio of approximately 4000 microbial strains, many of which have been isolated from diverse Romanian natural sources such as soil, polluted areas, extreme environments, and the Black Sea.

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