Our scientists are pioneering techniques that will accelerate the classification of new species, explain patterns of change in the natural world, measure global biodiversity, and tackle challenges in food and health.
The Museum’s vast collections of vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and microbes support our staff's unique expertise in evolutionary biology, biodiversity and systematics.
Life sciences news
Researchers reveal a link between tapeworm parasites and cancer-like infections in people with compromised immune systems.
A bat preserved in alcohol for 30 years in the Museum's collection has been recognised as a new species of horseshoe bat.
A team led by a Museum scientist has found that smaller bee species with shorter flight seasons are especially at risk in human-dominated areas.