Museum für Naturkunde joins the DNA Bank Network/GGBN
The Museum für Naturkunde is a research museum within the Leibniz
Association and one of the most significant research institutions worldwide in biological and geo-scientific evolution research and biodiversity.
The museum holds more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as
well as for the history of science. Among the most spectacular pieces are the Berlin specimen of the primeval bird Archaeopteryx lithographica and
the Jurassic dinosaurs from the Tendaguru excavation site. The extensive collections of the Museum are directly linked to research, which is particularly
true for its rapidly growing DNA Bank with currently more than 40,000 DNA samples. We are currently working on making this collection available via the
GGBN/DNA Bank Network's data portal.
The DNA Bank Network is a node of GGBN and hosts the GGBN Data Portal, Library, and Registry.
Save the date! 30 June - 02 July 2014
GGBN 2014: Biodiversity Biobanking: Building a Trusted Community of Accessible Genomic Collections
For more information please check out the conference web site!
Banking DNA for Biodiversity Genomics
The main focus of the DNA Bank Network is to enhance taxonomic, systematic,
genetic, conservation and evolutionary studies by providing:
• at-cost availability of non-human DNA material,
• high quality, long-term storage of DNA material on which molecular
studies have been performed, so that results can be verified, extended,
• complete on-line documentation of each sample, including the provenance
of the original material, the place of voucher deposit, information
about DNA quality and extraction methodology, digital images of vouchers
and links to published molecular data if available.