Natural History Museum, Ancient DNA Laboratory

A new laboratory for the extraction and examination of DNA from ancient specimens.for the Palaeontology department of the Natural History Museum.

Whilst the space available for the facility was restricted by the physical constraints of the existing collections area, the laboratory has been rigorously planned in consultation with museum scientists to meet the specific requirements for ventilation and specialist equipment to support the scientific processes involved.

This clean room laboratory is positively pressurised with a specialised lighting system which operates in LED for working, and UV to provide anti-bacterial protection. An interlocked access control system ensures a high level of both pest and contamination control.

A new laboratory for the extraction and examination of DNA from ancient specimens.for the Palaeontology department of the Natural History Museum.

Whilst the space available for the facility was restricted by the physical constraints of the existing collections area, the laboratory has been rigorously planned in consultation with museum scientists to meet the specific requirements for ventilation and specialist equipment to support the scientific processes involved.

This clean room laboratory is positively pressurised with a specialised lighting system which operates in LED for working, and UV to provide anti-bacterial protection. An interlocked access control system ensures a high level of both pest and contamination control.