Partner Institutions

CryoArks is a collaboration between Cardiff University, the University of Nottingham, the University of Edinburgh (Roslin Institute), the Natural History Museum (NHM), National Museums Scotland (NMS) and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). Currently, Cardiff, Nottingham and the NHM are collaborating to enhance the capacity of the Frozen Ark biobank, the RZSS and the NMS are developing the UK node for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) biobank, while the University of Edinburgh is working to create reference wildlife DNA forensic sample collections, and to develop separate, complimentary capacity for livestock biobanking. Increasing extinction rates, at population, breed and species level, mean that samples are becoming more valuable in real time and their sustainable curation needs urgent attention.

Partner Institutions

Biobanks

Biobanking and Bioinformatics Partners

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