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Genomics and Museum Collections

Genomics & Museum Collections: Using NGS data from Degraded Material for Conservation, Evolutionary and Ecological Research<br /><br />A one-day seminar, delivered in three locations across Colombia, highlighting how the recent advances in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies are transforming the way we can analyse the genomics of museum collections.

Start date: 02 December 2019
End date: 04 December 2019
Time: 09h30 - 16h30
Venue: Bogota, Colombia - Hotel Estelar (2 December)<br />Cali, Colombia - Universidad del Valle (3 December)<br />Medellín, Colombia - Universidad EAFIT (4 December)<br />&nbsp;<br /><br />
Registration deadline: 20 November 2019
Cost: Free to register

About the event

What is the seminar “Genomics and Museum Collections” about?

Natural history collections are an invaluable source of information. Museum specimens provide a window to the past, and collections of specimens provide a record that can span temporal and geographical ranges of both within and between species diversity. Recent advances in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies have provided a means to generate genome-wide datasets from degraded DNA samples.

The purpose of this seminar is to highlight how these advances are transforming the way we can analyse the genomics of museum collections. The same seminar will be delivered three times in Bogota, Cali and Mendellin, Colombia, on separate dates. See the further information tab for exact locations.

The speakers are experts in applying NGS technologies to analyse genome wide DNA from degraded samples. They will outline the methods involved and discuss a range of questions that can be addressed using ancient DNA datasets. Their specialty fields include plant, insect and mammalian paleogenomics as well as human DNA.

The talks will be appropriate for interested researchers, students, museum curators and staff, and anyone wanting to know more about the utility of applying a NGS molecular approach to studying evolution, ecology or conservation biology from degraded museum specimens.

Toda la información del evento se encuentra disponible en Español aquí

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Registration deadline: 20 November 2019

Participation: First come, first served