Center of Evolutionary Applications
Center of Evolutionary Applications (CEA) is a service unit based in the Department of Biology. We provide technical support for researchers at the Department, and offer genetic research and analysis services for external customers.
We are specialised in applied ecological and evolutionary genetics research. We carry out projects together with researchers from the Biology Dept. and also external collaborators from other universities and research institutes.
Our services include DNA/RNA extractions, microsatellite analysis, RAD-seq, qPCR, environmental DNA analysis (eDNA), DNA library preparation, metagenomics, Sanger and next-gen sequencing and methodological optimizations.
DNA based fingerprinting of wolf individuals is used for tracking individual's movements and supporting census counts of the Finnish wolf population by LUKE.
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In this project we will test and optimize a RAD-tag method for two fish species, pike and perch.
In this project we will use microsatellite genotyping for determining population structure in Iijoki brown trout.
In this pilot study we will test an eDNA based method to determine the amount of brown trout individuals from water samples.
In this project we will carry out DNA- and RNA extractions for the endophyte project.
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In this pilot study we will extract DNA from pollen samples gathered by a Burkard trap. Sequencing a part of the "plant barcoding" gene trnL we can study the species composition in the samples.
In this project we will use microsatellite genotyping for a population structure study.
In this project we will do microsatellite genotyping of White tailed eagle samples.
More information here (in Finnish):
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us: University Hill, Natura building, 3. floor, room 333
Delivery address: Vesilinnantie 5, 20500 TURKU