Museomics

The Museomics Research Group located in the Kaisaniemi Botanical Garden of the Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS) also part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) employs cutting-edge genomic technologies to investigate complex evolutionary processes that underpin biodiversity, both past and present. We employ genomic techniques on historical DNA (hDNA) to non-model plant species as well as their microbial communities. We trace these events in both space and time by using genetic material from museum collections. We also investigate our research results from an interdisciplinary perspective focusing on unique links from the past based on handwritten and printed archival records using deep learning algorithms that are particularly relevant for scientific outreach and higher education.

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