Late Lunch Talk: Ocean Genome Legacy: A Marine DNA Bank by Annie Evankow, Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Late Lunch Talk by Annie Evankow, Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Ocean Genome Legacy: A Marine DNA Bank
Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) is a non-profit marine genome bank dedicated to exploring and preserving the biological diversity of the sea. The OGL biorepository is a publicly accessible resource with more than 25,000 DNA and tissue samples from more than 4,600 taxa. OGL’s mission is to collect, describe, and preserve genomes from marine species and to make these materials widely available for scientific research. In collaboration with researchers and citizen scientists around the world, OGL provides secure storage and broad public access to genomic materials; creates a forum for sharing samples, data, and ideas; and supports research that can improve human health, improve the sustainability of global food and energy supplies, and protect marine ecosystems. We invite you to use and contribute samples to the OGL biorepository at http://www.northeastern.edu/ogl/.
For this late lunch talk, I will give a brief history of biobanking, discuss a few of our current projects, and then open up the discussion to CEES about how OGL can best serve your needs.