Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen

Founded in 1479, UC is the oldest and second largest univesity in Denmark, and hosts over 37,000 students and 7,000 employeees. A member of the International Alliance of Research Universities, its research and training expertise span the full range of academic disciplines. Founded recently as a merger of UC’s different museums, the Natural History Museum is the largest academic museum in Denmark. Holding 7 distinct research sections, it is also home of the Basic Research Centre for GeoGenetics (CGG). Built around 5 distinct research groups with expertise spanning geology to genomics, CGG provides an exceptionally dynamic research environment, and is one of the world’s leading institute for the application of genomic techniques across a wide range of complex or degraded materials.

Role and key persons: 

ESR5 will be hosted and principally supervised by Professor Tom Gilbert (20%). ESR1 will be principally supervised by Professor Kurt Kjær (20%).

Research facilities, infrastructure and equipment: 

CGG is the largest Basic Research Centre in Denmark, and contains a suite of state-of-the-art DNA facilities for dealing with both high quality and degraded DNA, proteomic facilities (including access to Orbitrap platforms), and a genome sequencing centre containing 2 HiSeq, 1 MiSeq and 2 GS FLX platforms plus associated computer servers.