Acknowledgements

History of LPSN

Jean P. Euzéby era (1997-2013). Information on the original author of LPSN, Jean P. Euzéby, is found in his CV in the archive, which also contains a copy of the first version of this website.
Aidan C. Parte era (2013-2020). Information on the history of LPSN during this period is found on the Changelog page. The entire website has been archived as of November 2019, including an overview.
LPSN-PNU era (since 2020). In autumn 2019 Aidan C. Parte joined forces with staff members of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH to create a website that combines LPSN with the Prokaryotic Nomenclature Up-to-date database. This database served essentially the same purpose as LPSN but had up to that time point only partially be made accessible to the public. Please see the Changelog page for ongoing modifications of LPSN.

Acknowledgements for the third LPSN era

The maintainers gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following supporters of LPSN:
  • Kathrin Alpers: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Felicitas Aselmeyer: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Sayaka Ban: Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University – Japan.
  • Aaron Barnes: University of Minnesota School of Medicine – USA.
  • Patrick Bergmann: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Kathy Bernard: National Microbiology Laboratory-PHAC – Canada.
  • Stefan Emler: SmartGene Services – Switzerland.
  • Mohssen Ezzaddin: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Sabine Gronow: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Katharina Huber: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Raquel Hurtado-Ortiz: National Collection of Cultures of Microorganisms – France.
  • Ana Ilieva: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Supawadee Ingsriswang: Thailand Bioresource Research Center – Thailand.
  • Irina Ivshina: IEGM collection – Russian Federation.
  • Kylie Jones: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, Sidney – Australia.
  • Tuğce Kaman: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Mia Le: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Yvonne Mast: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Paolo Monciardini: Naicons, Milan – Italy.
  • Thomas Novicki: Marshfield Clinic Health System – USA.
  • Aharon Oren: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel.
  • Rüdiger Pukall: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Bhagwan Rekadwad: Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Pune – India.
  • Renáta Šafránková: Czech National Collection of Type Cultures (CNCTC) – Czech Republic.
  • Marcel Schleuning: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Bruce Seal: Oregon State University – USA.
  • Scott Soby: Midwestern University – USA.
  • Stefan Spring: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Daniel Swan: NCIMB Limited – UK.
  • Brian J. Tindall: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Irina Tsitko: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd – Finland.
  • Hidetoshi Urakawa: Florida Gulf Coast University – USA.
  • Ivone Vaz-Moreira: Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Portugal.
  • Pablo Yarza: Ribocon GmbH – Germany.

Acknowledgements for the second LPSN era

The LPSN author, A.C. Parte, gratefully acknowledges the support of the following institutions:
and the following individuals:
  • Joanne Auger: West Haven – USA.
  • Kathy Bernard: National Microbiology Laboratory-PHAC – Canada.
  • Rich Boden: University of Plymouth – UK.
  • Michael Buhl: Universitätsmedizin Rostock – Germany.
  • Carolee T. Bull: USDA/ARS – USA.
  • Jean Luc Cayol: Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography – France.
  • Thomas Clavel: University Hospital of RWTH Aachen – Germany.
  • Matthew Crook: University of Wisconsin–Madison – USA.
  • Jianli Dai: NCBI – USA.
  • Karine Desjardins: Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) – Canada.
  • Stuart P. Donachie: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – USA.
  • Robin Dunford: Wantage – UK.
  • Jean P. Euzéby: Toulouse – France.
  • Scott Federhen: NCBI – USA.
  • Marian Figge: NCCB Microbial Genetic Bacterial Resources – The Netherlands.
  • Frank Oliver Glöckner: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology – Germany.
  • Raul Munoz Jiminez: Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) – Spain.
  • Takuji Kudo: Japan Collection of Microorganisms (JCM) – Japan.
  • Daniel Lambert: Cornell University – USA.
  • Wolfgang Ludwig: TU Munich – Germany.
  • MariCarmen Macián: Colección Española de Cultivos Tipo (CECT) – Spain.
  • Ernst Molitor: University Hospital Bonn – Germany.
  • Maria del Carmen Montero-Calasanz: Newcastle University – UK.
  • Edward Moore: Culture Collection University of Gothenburg – Sweden.
  • Aharon Oren: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel.
  • Javier Pascual: Leibniz Institute DSMZ – Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH – Germany.
  • Fred A. Rainey: Utah – USA.
  • Marion Fischer-Le Saux: IRHS – Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences – France.
  • Debby Siegele: Texas A&M University – USA.
  • Chris Sinclair: Reading – UK.
  • Stefan Spring: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • Erko Stackebrandt: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • Costin Stoica: Regnum Prokaryotae, Romania.
  • Martha E. Trujillo: University of Salamanca – Spain.
  • Séan Turner: NCBI – USA.
  • Kerin L. Tyrrell: R. M. Alden Research Lab – USA
  • Hidetoshi Urakawa: Florida Gulf Coast University – USA.
  • William Wade: Queen Mary University of London – UK.
  • William (Barny) Whitman: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia – USA.
  • Zhang Xiaotong: Sun Yat-sen University – China.
  • Pablo Yarza: Ribocon GmbH – Germany.
Jane E. Ambler is gratefully acknowledged for her unwavering support.

Acknowledgements for the first LPSN era

The author, J.P. Euzéby, greatly appreciates the information he received following the previous editions. He would especially like to thank, for their help and advice:
  • Edwin C.A. Abeln: Netherlands Culture Collection of Bacteria (NCCB) – The Netherlands.
  • David R. Arahal: Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla – Spain.
  • Jean-Francois Bernardet: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Jouy-en-Josas – France.
  • François Bimet: Institut Pasteur Collection (CIP) – France.
  • Chantal Bizet: Institut Pasteur Collection (CIP) – France.
  • Richard Christen: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Université Paris 6 – France.
  • Peter Dawyndt: Ghent University and StrainInfo.net bioportal – Belgium.
  • Robin Dunford: Journals Manager, Society for General Microbiology (SGM) – U.K.
  • Enevold Falsen: Culture Collection, University of Göteborg (CCUG) – Sweden.
  • Wilhelm Frederiksen: Statens Seruminstitut, København – Denmark.
  • Louis Gardan: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) – France.
  • Patrick A.D. Grimont: Institut Pasteur de Paris (IPP) – France.
  • Kazunori Hatano: Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NBRC) – Japan.
  • Danielle Janssens: Collection of the Laboratorium voor Microbiologie en Microbiele Genetica (LMG) – Belgium.
  • Takuji Kudo: Japan Collection of Microorganisms (JCM) – Japan.
  • Jan Kuever: Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology – Germany.
  • David P. Labeda: Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection – U.S.A.
  • Juncai Ma: Information Network Center and Institute of Microbiology (Chinese Academy of Sciences) – China.
  • Paul Meyers: University of Cape Town, Cape Town – South Africa.
  • Yasuyoshi Nakagawa: Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NBRC) – Japan.
  • Aharon Oren: Division of Microbial and Molecular Ecology, the Institute of Life Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel.
  • Aidan C. Parte: Managing Editor, Bergey’s Manual Trust – U.S.A.
  • Lesley A. Robertson: Delft University of Technology – The Netherlands.
  • Karen Rowlett: Senior Staff Editor, IJSEM Editorial Office – U.K.
  • Melanie A. Scourfield: Senior Staff Editor, IJSEM – U.K.
  • Stefan Spring: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • Erko Stackebrandt: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • Ken-ichiro Suzuki: Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NBRC) – Japan.
  • Tomohiko Tamura: Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NBRC) – Japan.
  • Brian J. Tindall: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • Hans G. Trüper: Institute for Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Bonn – Germany.
  • Peter Vandamme: Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent – Belgium.
  • Bert Verslyppe: StrainInfo.net bioportal – Belgium.
  • Norbert Weiss: Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) – Germany.
  • William (Barny) Whitman: Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia; Director of the Editorial Office and Supervising Editor (Bergey’s Manual Trust) – U.S.A.
  • Pablo Yarza: Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (CSIC-UIB) – Spain.
  • Daniel R. Zeigler: Bacillus Genetic Stock Center (BGSC) – U.S.A.
Béatrice Euzéby is gratefully acknowledged for her help.