Austrian Institute Of Technology PICME


PICME Lab Work

What We Do

The Platform for Integrated Clone Management (PICME) is a Repository Centre providing access to biological material ranging from whole organisms (bacteria, fungi, plant material) to DNA samples of whole genomes (gDNA), organellar and sub-genomic clones and BACs or genes (ESTs). The core of our facility is a large Plant EST Resource Centre and Repository.

We are offering a microarray spotting service to the scientific community, which makes possible the access to a wide range of ESTs available from one single location. An automated storage system allows reliable single clone management thus offering necessary logistics for long time storage of biological material. PICME implements efficient mechanisms which allow secure submission and handling of material as well as different confidentiality and security levels.

Who We Are

We are a part of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, a non profit research organization which is ÖNORM EN ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Our Resource Centre works along the Open Source Principle of sharing our Products and Services with the General Public. We store and have organized a variety of material that has been provided to us by our partner network. These resources from different species can be accessed as microarays or single clones for research purposes. Our aim is to support the international plant research community.

We are also interested in your resources. NOTE: you can receive our stored resources at handling costs. If you are simply interested in us storing and organizing your resources without making them available to the public, we are offering this service for a fee.


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Eva Maria Sehr
Health & Environment Dep.
3430 Tulln

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Michael Stierschneider
Health & Environment Dep.
3430 Tulln

T: +43 50550-3559
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Latest News


We joined the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)!

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FREE ACCESS: The AIT resource centre is part of the FP7 infrastructure project Trees4Future which allows to use our facility free of charge.

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