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 maintains a widely accessible database of these samples to make them available for (further) research and thereby aims to contribute also to effective species protection.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology CAS
Research facility Studenec
Studenec 122, 675 02 Koněšín
Phone: +420 560 590 612
Mobil: +420 608 549 416
Study visit to Global Genome Biodiversity Network, Berlin, Germany
In connection to BIOM project, study visit to Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), Berlin, Germany was realized on 14-18 June 2015. Employees of Institute of Vertebrate Biology Biology, the Czech Academy of Sciences (Dr. Petra Hájková a Dr. Barbora Zemanová) and Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Dr. Michal Vinkler, Mgr. Martin Binhack) visited Dr. Gabriele Droege in Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum (BGBM). The aim of the travel was to obtain experience with establishment and management of genetic banks abroad and specifically, to obtain training on the use of software DNA Module which can be used for management of sample databases within GGBN. Beside genetic bank at BGBM, also genetic bank of animal tissue samples and DNA at Museum fűr Naturkunde Berlin was visited. Study visit provided valuable information and experience concerning data standards, joining GGBN database and using common platform for sharing data and samples, as well as very useful information on technical equipment and operation of genetic banks in Germany. Obtained experience and know-how will be fully used at establishing National animal genetic bank in the Czech Republic within the project BIOM, financed from EAA Grants 2009-2014 (project No. EHP-CZ02-OV-1-025-2015).
Study visit was financed from the Fund for Bilateral Relations at Programme Level – measure „B“ under the Programme CZ02.