Angle avenues des FAR et Allal El Fassi, Hay Ryad

Rabat, Morocco.

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Mon-fri: 9.00am To 4.30pm


Isolation and purification of micro-organisms

The CCMM staff can provide assistance in the purification of cultures, the isolation of strains of micro-organisms (bacteria, yeasts or fungi) from a diverse range of contaminated sources, the isolation of strains with specific characteristics, etc…

Characterization and identification of strains

A comprehensive and reliable identification and characterization service for micro-organisms is available at CCMM.

Molecular biology service

The CCMM can provide at least molecular typing or fingerprinting of cultures such as DGGE, rep-PCR, Real time PCR and the automated sequencing of nucleic acids with next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

Storage preservation and distribution of strains

The CCMM are using suitable techniques in preserving micro-organisms such as cryopreservation and lyophilization. The strain distribution is performed following the known criteria of quality control.

Computerization of data

The format for computer storage and retrieval of strain data is done following the adopted data fields in agreement with the Microbial Information Network Europe (MINE). Data input is done with MYSQL based software, developed in CCMM by KARMOUNA Sanae and BADOURI Azeddine – CNRST.

Advice and consultancy

The CCMM can be contacted for advice and consultancy on basic microbiology as well as on more specialized topics covered by the expertise of the collections. All advices and information are provided on confidential and impartial basics and on a range of scientific issues of microbiological importance.


Training can be offered to introduce different approaches to strain maintenance, characterization, identification and collection management. The activities range from courses and workshops to hosting research fellows and personalized training.

Educational service

For teaching purposes a number of strains have been selected which can be used to demonstrate most of the biochemical characteristics used for common bacterial identification. Research activities are linked to projects with public funding, international cooperation and with industry.