Teaching and Training

The lab team has a comprehensive variety of expertise 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.  

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

We currently run training for:

  • undergraduate and post graduate courses
  • individual students and researchers (staff and visitors)
  • teachers and school children

Examples of our training include:

  • Imperial College Molecular Systematics MSc practicals
  • A’ level days for schools - demonstrations of DNA extraction and analysis.
  • School visits to assist with curriculum practical work - on or off-site
  • One-to-one training of general techniques and theory to staff and visitors
  • In-depth tutoring related to specific specimens on request
  • Personal service from the NHM Sequencing Facility for internal and external clients
  • Co-supervision of students, under-graduates, MSc, MRes, and PhD students 

We also offer guided tours as part of the museum's "science uncovered" events, every September. For details of this and similar events, please see our visit us page. 

Training enquiries

For further information or to discuss your training requirements contact:

Alex Aitken
Laboratory manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5599

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
Email us

General enquiries 

For can be directed through the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity.