Services and facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a bespoke service for your research, training and consultation needs.

The lab team has a comprehensive variety of expertise which includes: 

  • DNA, RNA and protein extraction
  • PCR 
    • optimisation and trouble-shooting
    • difficult templates and/or 
    • long product fragments
    • preparation for next generation sequencing reactions
    • Real-Time PCR analysis
  • AFLPand RFLP
  • cloning
  • probe construction and labelling
  • DNA sequencing and analysis
  • molecular sample storage

 Laboratory support

All museum staff with a molecular FTE allocation are eligible for lab support on research projects. The LMT calls for applications bi-annually and you will receive an application form via e-mail. Or, download the form from the lab's online community (internal only). For assessment criteria contact the LMT.

  • vogletrix

    The lab's sequencing team have over 20 years experience between them and are processing over 75,000 samples a year. Find out more about the bespoke sequencing services they offer.

  • Working in the labs

    The lab team has a comprehensive variety of expertise and we are happy to tailor teaching and training to your needs. Find out more about what we have to offer.

  • Molecular Biology Laboratories

    Find out what equipment is available for use in the molecular laboratories.

Commercial enquiries

For commercial interests please contact 

NHM Consulting

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5816
Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5841
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