This workshop will focus on three aspects that are crucial for the analysis of DNA data from degraded biological material (e.g. old, ancient, museum or badly preserved specimens):
- DNA extraction methods for degraded material,
- library preparation and next-generation sequencing of fragmented DNA and
- quality control and interpretation of the results (through illustrated examples).
Thursday, 2 June 2016: experts will present their work on archival plants (herbaria) and insects as well as ancient mammal and fish samples (see preliminary program here). The speakers will also present different next-generation sequencing approaches that can be applied to different taxonomic groups.
Friday, 3 June 2016: a small number of participants will go to the wet lab and follow all steps of the DNA extraction protocol of Dabney et al. (2013), which is recommended today by many authors to optimally collect DNA from ancient mammal bones.
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BopCo will be present.