In her third blog post, Samantha talk us through how biodiversity biobanks are vital to help us face current and future global health and environmental challenges. She also highlights the urgent need to increase worldwide visibility of biodiversity biobanks and ensure their financial security.
In this blog post, Samantha, a second-year student of the MSc Biobanks & Complex Data Management of the Côte d’Azur University in France, currently working with a CryoArks collection at the Natural History Museum’s Molecular Collections Facility (MCF), highlights the importance and challenges of managing data associated with biodiversity collections to ensure these collections can be used in current and future research projects.
Find out how Samantha, a second-year student of the MSc Biobanks & Complex Data Management of the Côte d’Azur University in France, is helping the NHM Molecular Collections Facility and CryoArks organise an impressive and unique collection of UK wildlife to make it readily available for research and species conservation.
CryoArks has a new biobank film! Our short film explains what a zoological biobank is, what it contains, and how researchers can use the samples to answer a wide range of questions and help conservation.
Dr Andrew Kitchener talks about the sample collection in the CryoArks hub at the National Museums Collection Centre for the NatSCA blog.
There are hundreds of species represented in the Paignton Zoo collection and CryoArks research fellow, Gill Murray Dickson, chats to vet nurse Kelly Damon to find out more about how samples are routinely collected during post-mortem examination and why samples collected from zoo animals are so important for conservation research.
Samples from over 220 different animal species at Paignton Zoo are being stored by scientists at the wildlife conservation charity as part of a project to give researchers around the world access to biological samples from endangered species and other wildlife. Now, over 1,000 samples from this collection are stored at the RZSS Biobank, one of the CryoArks hubs in Scotland.
Go behind the scenes of the recent launched RZSS Wildgenes Biobank with CryoArks Biobanking Research Fellow Dr Gill Murray-Dickson.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and National Museums Scotland have just announced the launch of their biobank facilities. Find out more about how they are working with other CryoArks partners to establish the UK’s first national zoological biobank.
The Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) is a UK-based membership organisation and charity. It promotes and supports natural science collections, the institutions that house them, and the people that work with them, in order to improve collections care, understanding, accessibility and enjoyment for all. In its latest blog post, NatSCA features CryoArks and highlights how our biobank is now ready to help museums improve and maintain their frozen collections.