This collection is a unique resource of Australian biodiversity, containing living cultures of marine and freshwater species from most microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.
Our collection is an internationally significant resource holding living cultures of more than 1000 microalgae strains. The collection supports vital research and is regularly accessed by industry, universities and researchers.
Many microalgae look very similar but are actually highly biodiverse. In our waterways, this has important ecological implications. For industry, understanding microalgal biodiversity can underpin our use of algae to make products like biofuels.
Microalgae are an untapped source of bioproducts for biofuels and for nutritional, aquaculture, medical and environmental applications.
Microalgae are the key to the health of the planet. They are the basis of the aquatic food chain playing a key role in the environmental health of oceans, rivers and freshwaters.
We provide high quality microalgae 'starter' cultures and complementary technical advice to industry, the research sector and educational institutions.