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, and complemented,

• 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.


Samples Online74854
Taxa Online17902
Collections Online10


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Ocean Genome Legacy makes its genomic collection available

October 17, 2013
GGBN white paper published at NAR
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September 25, 2013
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew joins the DNA Bank Network and GGBN

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© DNA Bank Network (Gemeinholzer, B., Droege, G., Zetzsche, H., Knebelsberger, T., Raupach, M., Borsch, T., Klenk, H.-P., Haszprunar, G. & Waegele, J.-W.; general editors) 2009- (continuously updated): DNA Bank Network Webportal. Published on the Internet at; accessed [date].