Call for cooperation
Do you ever come into contact with carcasses of Czech vertebrate fauna? Become a Genetic Bank contributor and its member! Also the organisations which store wild animal genetic material are invited to become a member of the NAGB network!
The National Animal Genetic Bank (NAGB) is being established by the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague. Our other project partner is the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo, Norway, which has operated a similar genetic collection for many years and is assisting the project by sharing its experience.
As part of the BIOM project, however, we would like to create a broader network of organisations whose employees come into contact with dead animals (vertebrates) and may thus be able to contribute to the Genetic Bank’s collection or that store genetic samples (e.g. from completed research projects). These could include rescue stations for handicapped animals, Czech nature conservation organisations, research institutions, museums, hunting clubs, veterinary surgeries and zoos. We believe that a long-term established National Animal Genetic Bank network, which includes many partner organisations will contribute significantly to the improvement of zoological research and species protection in the Czech Republic.
We invite all organisations that store genetic material from wild vertebrate fauna and all potential Genetic Bank contributors to join this important project. This is made by signing of the Memorandum of cooperation, which can be downloaded below. Please contact us for more information.