The National Collection of Yeast Cultures – a BBSRC-supported National CapabilityThe National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) is the UK's premier collection of yeast cultures, holding over 4000 strains collected over 65 years. We have large collections of brewing yeast, genetically-defined yeast (used in many applications including cancer research), yeast associated with food spoilage and yeast of medical and industrial importance.
New NCYC web site to launch soon
Please expect temporary disruption to our online payment system via Google Checkout
We are currently working on a major upgrade of our website and catalogue facilities, with the aim of introducing these during December.
Please be aware that from 19th November our current Google Checkout online payment system will no longer be available due to the closure of the service by Google. However our online ordering system and standard payment methods will still be available.
We aim to re-launch our Catalogue together with a new and improved online ordering/payment system as soon as possible. If you have any queries regarding online ordering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Services at NCYCNCYC research has resulted in the development of a series of tools for the identification and characterisation of yeast. NCYC offer a range of services based on these tools, in addition to culture deposit services consulting.
Yeast Cultures at NCYCNCYC yeast cultures may be purchased either freeze dried or as live cultures. Complete information on all NCYC cultures is available and can be searched. Cultures can be ordered from the site in a variety of forms.
Sanger Centre Saccharomyces Genome Resequencing Project (SGRP) yeasts are now available for purchase!
Research at NCYCThe Collection has a research programme which aims to improve techniques to identify and classify yeasts, particularly those associated with brewing and food spoilage.
Contacting NCYCIf you need any further information or have any unanswered questions about ordering or our services please look at our online help or contact us.
The NCYC is a national resource supported at the IFR by the BBSRC.
Electron micrographs by Mary Parker © IFR.