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December 7, 2011
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Zoology Seminar

 

The Journey to SCAN: A Schistosomiasis Collection at NHM


Aidan EMERY
Department of Zoology, NHM.

 

TUESDAY 13th December
Neil Chalmers Science Seminar Room (DC.LG16)
12:00-13:00

 


A common integrative theme bringing together research, DNA storage and collections management runs through a number of ongoing Biomedical Parasitology group activities.  Much of this is represented in the SCAN project which aims to develop a research repository at NHM using existing and new collections of schistosomiasis-related specimens.  The journey towards SCAN has passed through a number of steps and side-projects which will be reviewed, including:

 

  • Developments in ambient DNA sampling and storage;
  • DNA sampling trials from chemically-fixed museum specimens;
  • Consolidating decades of research specimens;
  • New data collection methods;
  • Working with the new molecular collections facility to develop a biorepository infrastructure.

 

 

 

For additional details on attending this seminar see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html