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SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities at one of the 19 partner institutions for the purposes of their research.

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Joint Research Activities

The JRA will assist in meeting researcher demands for usable DNA from museum specimens by enhancing and improving extraction technology and protocols. It will develop non-invasive tools for estimating the presence of ancient DNA and optimal extraction protocols in both anc ient and recent specimens.

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Network Activities

The SYNTHESYS Network Activities (NAs) are an integrated package that support and develop the natural history infrastructure in Europe. The greater integration that will result from these activities will enhance the experience of Access users and other visitors.

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