"The Institute's research programs principally focus on the taxonomy and evolution of fungi as well as on functional aspects of fungal biology and ecology, increasingly making use of molecular and genomics approaches. The institute employs circa 70 personnel, among whom 20 scientists. The Collection now maintains over 80.000 strains of micro-organisms, representing a large percentage of the species in the fungal kingdom that have been cultured to date. In diversity of species it is unchallenged as a reference centre for mycological research. CBS is a centre of expertise, advising on mycological problems of a scientific, health-related or industrial nature. It is therefore only logical that CBS joined this beautiful initiative that will enable a broad audience to enjoy and appreciate the microbes that are part of everyday life."