DNA Analysis of Darwin Collection to Tell Story of Ancient Man’s Migration: Sensitive DNA Quantitation Using the DeNovix Inc. DS-11 FX

6 December 2016

Dr Alejandra Perotti, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, discusses the techniques and technologies enabling her research into the interactions of arthropods, including their role in evolution, archaeobiology and forensic acarology. Hear how the DeNovix Inc. DS-11 FX Spectrophotometer / Fluorometer provides the sensitivity required to quantitate DNA extracted from a single mite or even mite egg. Learn how Dr Perotti will use this technology to investigate a historical collection of lice, collected by Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and other expert entomologists, to understand early human migration.