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Genomics and Museum Collections

Genomics & Museum Collections: Using NGS data from Degraded Material for Conservation, Evolutionary and Ecological Research

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 - Universidad de los Andes (2 December)
Cali, Colombia - Universidad del Valle (3 December)
Medellin, Colombia - Universidad de Antioquia (4 December)

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

Programme.

Bogota - 2 December 2019

Cali - 3 December 2019

Medellin - 4 December 2019

 

Day 1 - 02 December 2019

Time

Topic

09:30 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 11:00

Talk 1 - Selina Brace, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Tropical Ancient DNA, Laboratory methods, Evolution, Ecology

11:00 - 12:00

Talk 2 - Ian Barnes, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Mammal and Insect Paleogenomics, Phylogeography, Prehistoric Humans

12:00 - 12:30

Talk 3 - Camilo Chacón-Duque, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Population Genomics, Human Ancient DNA, Colombia

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Talk 4 - Robin Allaby, University of Warwick, UK
Key topics: Plant Paleogenomics, Crop Origins and Domestication, Herbaria

15:00 - 16:00

Talk 5 - Love Dalén, Swedish Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Key topics: Vertebrate Paleogenomics, Extinction, Conservation Genomics

16:00 - 16:30

Discussion Panel

Day 2 - 03 December 2019

Time

Topic

09:30 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 11:00

Talk 1 - Selina Brace, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Tropical Ancient DNA, Laboratory methods, Evolution, Ecology

11:00 - 12:00

Talk 2 - Ian Barnes, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Mammal and Insect Paleogenomics, Phylogeography, Prehistoric Humans

12:00 - 12:30

Talk 3 - Camilo Chacón-Duque, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Population Genomics, Human Ancient DNA, Colombia

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Talk 4 - Robin Allaby, University of Warwick, UK
Key topics: Plant Paleogenomics, Crop Origins and Domestication, Herbaria

15:00 - 16:00

Talk 5 - Love Dalén, Swedish Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Key topics: Vertebrate Paleogenomics, Extinction, Conservation Genomics

Day 3 - 04 December 2019

Time

Topic

09:30 - 10:00

Registration

10:00 - 11:00

Talk 1 - Selina Brace, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Tropical Ancient DNA, Laboratory methods, Evolution, Ecology

11:00 - 12:00

Talk 2 - Ian Barnes, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Mammal and Insect Paleogenomics, Phylogeography, Prehistoric Humans

12:00 - 12:30

Talk 3 - Camilo Chacón-Duque, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Key topics: Population Genomics, Human Ancient DNA, Colombia

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Talk 4 - Robin Allaby, University of Warwick, UK
Key topics: Plant Paleogenomics, Crop Origins and Domestication, Herbaria

15:00 - 16:00

Talk 5 - Love Dalén, Swedish Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Key topics: Vertebrate Paleogenomics, Extinction, Conservation Genomics

Further information.

Toda la información del evento se encuentra disponible en Español aquí

 

Venues information:

Day 1 - Bogota

Monday, 2 December 2019

Mario Laserna C Lecture Theatre

Mario Laserna Building

Universidad de los Andes

Calle 19 A No. 1 – 82, south side

 

Day 2 - Cali

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ángel Zapata Ceballos Lecture Theatre

Central Library Mario Carvajal

E19 Building

Universidad del Valle

Calle 13 #100-00

 

Day 3 - Medellin

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Luis Javier García Isaza Lecture Theatre

Museo Universitario

Universidad de Antioquia

Calle 67 #53-108

 

Other important information:

There will be translation English-Spanish

 

The event has been organised by:

Natural History Museum

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GROW Colombia

GROW Colombia logo

 

With the support of:

Earlham Institute

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Universidad de Los Andes

Universidad de los Andes

Universidad del Valle

Universidad del Valle

Universidad de Antioquia

Universidad de Antioquia

 

This event is funded by:

UKRI / Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

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