Our last talk of the semester is from RZSS’s Dr Alex Ball who runs their WildGenes Programme. Learn about how their Edinburgh zoo-based genetics lab is saving endangered animals both here in Scotland and around the globe!
“At RZSS WildGenes we conduct cutting-edge conservation genetic and genomic research on a large range of threatened taxa. Our laboratory facilities are based at Edinburgh Zoo and our projects centre on in-situ monitoring, ex-situ management, reintroduction management and control of the illegal wildlife trade.
We work alongside government agencies, conservation charities and zoos across the world to deliver data, advice, training and capacity building. We are pioneering the use of genomic techniques such as ddRAD to generate high resolution data for conservation and we specialise in the analysis of non-invasive, and difficult to work with sample types.We work on any species or in any geographical locality where we feel there is a conservation need for genetic data.”
Zoom detailsTime: Dec 3, 2020 07:00 PM London
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