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Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University - P.O. BoxE (58, Shoubra Garden 1 1241 Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 202-4454860, 4441603
Fax: 202-4444460, 4454662
General Description
Areas of activity:
Applied science and technology: Applied microbiology and biotechnology

Mission and objectives:
The Centre is concerned with applied and environmental microbiology in the Arab region MIRCEN′S main objectives include:
- Providing the infrastructure for a world network incorporating regional and inter-regional cooperating laboratories geared to the management, distribution and utilization of the microbial gene pool:
- Reinforcing efforts relating to the conservation microorganisms;
- Fostering the development of new inexpensive technologies for the region;
- Promoting the applications of microbiology in order to strengthen rural economics;
- Serving as a focal centre for the training of manpower and dissemination of biotechnology and environmental information

Founded: 1978
Mode of Finance
Sources: International and national organizations,
Last annual budget USS 10,000
Distribution of last annual budget: Staff salaries: 10 per cent,
Development of institute 85 per cent; Staff training: 5 per cent;

(last updated: 03-July-2002)

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