The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Sequencing museum material



Quick facts

Project title: 
Using target enrichment to exploit old museum material for phylogenomic research
ZFMK Project lead: 
Object of research: 
Lepidoptera, phylogenetics


In this project we investigate how we efficiently can use old, dried, museum materil for phylogenomic studies. A hybrid enrichment kit for Lepidoptera is being designed and first test are promising, indicating that hundreds of genes can be successfully seqeunced for over 130 year old material.


Contact person

Head of section
+49 228 9122-220
+49 228 9122-212
m.espeland [at]