KRISP and Genomics Africa hosted a leading Conservation Geneticist in South Africa

KRISP News - 2019-12-07

Prof. Frandsen, who published a paper in Science on conservation genomics in Nov 2019, has worked with KRISP & Genomics Africa to identify DNA sequencing services that we offer the conservation community in Africa.

KRISP conservation genomics and Genomics Africa

South Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world (ranked 3rd by some reports). Despite this, a large portion is currently endangered, as much as 10% of frogs and birds and 20% of mammals.

KRISP, as a well functioning genomics centre, with sequencing and bioinformatics expertise already in place, it is well-situated to make a big contribution to characterizing the variation of that biodiversity.

DNA sequencing services that we offer the conservation community in Africa:

- ”Traditional” markers for conservation, e.g. microsatellites and DNA barcoding

- Metabarcoding/Metabarcoding

- Microbiome

- eDNA

- Reduced representation genomics, (RADseq)

- Whole genome sequencing and resequencing

Links:

http://genomics.africa