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.
Did English and Scottish water voles arrive in Britain at the same time, or did later English colonisers displace the earlier arrivals?
Scientists have imaged the brains of bumblebees in unprecedented detail, revealing the regions linked to learning and memory.
New discoveries in the study of shark genetics could help doctors grow human teeth in the future.