Join TWIC for a talk by Andy Griffiths on the Darwin Tree of Life project. The Darwin Tree of Life project aims to read the genomes (the DNA that makes up the genetic code) of all of the tens of thousands of species found in Britain and Ireland. The project draws together a wide range of partners to collect, sequence and explore the genomes of animals, plants, fungi, and protists creating an open access genetic library of life. The first stage, sequencing 2,000 species, includes active sampling from some emblematic Scottish ecosystems including the Borders Forest Trust properties in southern Scotland, and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in the northwest. In this talk, Andy will give an overview of the project aims and explain how local naturalists can get involved.
The webinar will be hosted on Zoom with joining instructions sent out prior to the event.
Duration: 45 minutes, including question time.
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Speaker: Andy Griffiths, Advanced Research Assistant at the Tree of Life Programme. For more information on the project visit: https://www.darwintreeoflife.org/.