We conduct molecular work in Molecular Ecology Lab facilities. The Molecular Ecology Laboratory is fully equipped for molecular biology research, from DNA extraction through amplicon and (meta)-genomic library preparation to sequencing (Illumina MiSeq). Using the existing and the additional equipment, we are implementing and testing protocols for high-throughput processing of insect samples.
Here, Ela is testing a cheap DNA extraction + barcoding protocol on 90 insect species simultaneously. Photo: Ela Iwaszkiewicz-Eggebrecht