National Animal Genetic Bank (NAGB)
NAGB is focused on collecting available genomic samples from wild fauna of the Czech Republic and also data on other existing genomic samples, e.g. from finished research projects or samples stored in museums, which can come from all over the world. NAGB ensures their long-term quality preservation and provides data to a widely accessible database of these samples to make them available for (further) research and thereby aims to contribute also to effective species conservation.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology CAS
Research facility Studenec
Studenec 122, 675 02 Koněšín
Phone: +420 560 590 612
Mobil: +420 608 549 416
National Animal Genetic Bank (NAGB) is a network of Czech institutions that share a common interest in long term animal genomic sample preservation. The main aims of NAGB members are (1) to archive genomic material obtained within previous specific research projects for its further use and (2) to present data on these samples in a widely accessible database and thus make them available for (next) research. Another specific aim of NAGB is (3) to collect and preserve genomic material of wild animals, with a special focus on rare and endangered species, enabling monitoring of changes in their genetic diversity over time. To continuously gain representative collection of vertebrate samples from the area of the Czech Republic, a network of sample providers is also being established. From the general point of view, the NAGB aims to contribute to zoological research development and effective biodiversity conservation. NAGB is supported by the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), a global consortium of organizations supporting the collection, maintenance and sharing of research-quality genomic specimens.