Proposal submited to the MacArthur 100&Change challenge

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The Frozen Ark Project is part of an International Consortium whose longterm goal is to sequence all ~67k vertebrate species. We have submitted a proposal to the MacArthur 100&Change challenge that will award $100 million to identify and solve a problem. We are proposing to sequence the genomes of all ~8,000 endangered and threatened species on the IUCN Red List within 6 years. With our collaborators and partners, we have developed the technology to sequence ~3.5Gb chromosome-level reference genomes for … Read More

Visit to the Ackroyd and Harvey exhibition

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Sunday 20th March, Ann visited the Ackroyd and Harvey exhibition at the Zoology Museum, currently open for the exhibition while the redevelopment work continues. Ann got involved with one of the installations, calling on visitors to overdraw, or make bold the 4374 critically endangered animals listed on the wall. As the Frozen Ark was founded following Bryans research on speciation of Partula in French Polynesia, which then turned in to a study of extinction, it seemed appropriate for Ann to … Read More

Soapbox Saturday ‘Conflicted Seeds & Spirit’

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Following discussions with Shelley Bolderson, Development Co-ordinator, Museum of Zoology & Cambridge Conservation Initiative on Saturday 16th April, the Frozen Ark participated in the Soapbox Saturday event, which took place at the Ackroyd & Harvey exhibition ‘Conflicted Seeds & Spirit’. This was an event that was organised for the penultimate day of the exhibition. Mike Bruford, FA Interim Director spoke at the event, about the essential work of the Frozen Ark, in particular and in direct link with the ‘Seeing … Read More