Details of contact person:
Sophie Gombeer, sgombeer 'at' naturalsciences 'dot'be
Laboratory facilities two laboratories (pre- and post-PCR) in the RMCA, two laboratories (pre- and post-PCR) in the RBINS and one archive DNA laboratory in RBINS. It is a laboratory equipped with UV light and a ventilator for positive pressure airflow appropriate to work with sensitive old museum tissue samples.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences & Royal Museum for Central Africa
Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels - Belgium & Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren - Belgium
Research activities related to DNA barcoding:
BopCo (Barcoding of Organisms and tissues of Policy Concern) is an initiative funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and is jointly run by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). The BopCo project aims at providing a barcoding facility to identify biological samples of policy concern using both morphological and molecular techniques. BopCo will also produce DNA barcodes of relevant taxa of policy concern as well as maintain the reference collections of the barcoded organisms.