Core research labs and consulting
The Museum is uniquely placed to prepare, digitise, analyse and interpret natural history materials, from mosquito DNA to Martian meteorites.
Our unrivalled collections, broad expertise and cutting-edge equipment allow us to carry out complex non-destructive analyses of naturally occurring samples, and identify and interpret other materials such as metals, ceramics and composites.
A potential new blood test could catch early-stage breast cancer, replacing invasive biopsies.
Museum researchers are part of an internation team that has won a prestigious engineering award for a new laser-based prospecting method.
An autopsy of the best-preserved mammoth ever found has yielded flesh and may pave the way for cloning.