Here we blog about our research on working with DNA from museum samples done by different members of the group and all around collections.
The Most Typical of All: Museum Type specimens
Natural history collections contain a plethora of objects, organisms, and information, representing real-world diversity, variation, and relationships. Collections allow scientists to understand and classify the natural world. Within biology, scientists classify and categorize animal species using taxonomy, a classification system based on the identification, description, and naming of […]
Bringing museum specimens back into the light: Meet the new postdoctoral researcher molecularly exploring museum collections
Rita M. Austin, a recent addition to the FEZ group, is working as a postdoctoral researcher exploring and optimizing the recovery of museum biomolecules in the Oslo Natural History Museum collections. Rita completed her PhD earlier this year at the University of Oklahoma, where she conducted meta- and […]