Teaching and training

Working in the molecular labs

Working in the molecular labs


The lab team has a comprehensive variety of skills and we are happy to train people in any of our areas of expertise.

We offer assistance and advice to all staff as well as external enquiries.

Please note that Fees apply to all training except for Natural History Museum staff, their students and collaborators/scientific visitors.

To register your interest for any of our courses or training please get in touch.


For commercial interests please contact the consulting team.

Current training

We are happy to tailor teaching and training to your needs. 

We currently run training for:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • individual staff, scientific visitors and students studying at the Museum

Examples of our training include:

  • Imperial College Molecular Systematics MSc practicals
  • one-to-one training on general techniques and theory to staff and scientific visitors
  • in-depth tutoring related to specific specimens on request
  • personal service from the Museum Sequencing Facility for internal and external clients
  • co-supervision of undergraduates, MSc, MRes, and PhD students who are studying at the Museum.

Teaching resources

Feel free to download and use our training documents. If you do, please reference the following in any publication or presentation where it has been used: the named author, Molecular Laboratories, Natural History Museum, London.

Or see our nucleic acid and bacterial cloning protocols pages for methods commonly used in the molecular laboratories, from making up solutions to DNA sequencing.

These resources do not include health and safety information. Contact your local health and safety representative.


Courses and students

Browse our short courses, PhD opportunities and Masters courses.

Schools activities

Choose from our full range of activites for school groups.