Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life Updates
🍎🍏 Blazing the apple trail in Edinburgh
Pearl-bordered fritillary: At risk butterfly lays foundations for her species’ recovery
🐸 Warts and all: The differences between frogs and toads
🐌🌊 Snail hunting in the dark sea caves of Wales
🍄🧬 Chicken of the Woods: Our first fungus genome
24 May: Live Chat with special guest!
Welcome back to Darwin Tree of Life
Welcome back to the Darwin Tree of Life activity!
Today at 12pm: Live Chat with Darwin Tree of Life experts!
Tomorrow at 12pm: Chat with experts from the Darwin Tree of Life project!
Reading the genomes of all life: a new platform for understanding our biodiversity
The Darwin Tree of Life project aims to sequence the genomes of all 70,000 species of eukaryotic organisms in Britain and Ireland. It is a collaboration between biodiversity, genomics and analysis partners that hopes to transform the way we do biology, conservation and biotechnology.
What we do
We use genomic data to understand the evolution of the diversity of life, to explore the biology of organisms and ecosystems, to aid conservation efforts and to provide new tools for medicine and biotechnology.
The Darwin Tree of Life Project is one of several initiatives across the globe working towards the ultimate goal of sequencing all complex life on Earth, in a venture known as the Earth BioGenome Project.
We are focussing on the organisms that live in and around Britain and Ireland because they constitute what is probably the best known and most deeply studied biota in the world, explored during centuries of observation and research.
- Understanding our fish, keeping our seas sustainable April 27, 2022
- 100 genomes annotated: EMBL-EBI reaches major milestone March 28, 2022
- Chicken of the Woods: Our first fungus genome March 10, 2022
- Sequencing all life, explained in numbers February 17, 2022
- How bioinformatics can crack the complex case of protist biodiversity February 17, 2022