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Mar 29, 2015 Filipa amplifying DNA in the lab | The Microverse
Hello! I'm Filipa, the laboratory assistant in the Microverse project. My role is to prepare all the samples that arrive from schools and community groups for DNA sequencing.   Each group collected 10 samples from three different locations, which...
Mar 20, 2015 A big welcome to our new trainees | ID Trainers for the Future
Welcome to the first blog post for the Museums Identification Trainers for the Future project! This exciting new project centers around 15 work-based traineeship positions that will be hosted at the Museum and has been designed to address the growing...
Mar 9, 2015 South Georgia’s glaciers and microbial diversity
Our team went on a one month field expedition to South Georgia at the beginning of this year, funded by the National Geographic Society to collect water, sediment, ice and snow samples from glaciers around South Georgia.   South Georgia is located...
Mar 6, 2015 The Microverse: MidKent College get swabbing
MidKent College are one of the 140 schools and community groups to take part in The Microverse so far. We asked two of their students, studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, to tell us what got them excited about microorganisms, DNA and...
Mar 4, 2015 An encouraging message from flying butterflies
With the forthcoming opening of our Sensational Butterflies exhibition in April, and the digitisation of our collections progressing gradually and efficiently, I thought it would be welcoming and encouraging to post a 3D art video on butterflies.  ...