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Member Lecture: CSI - ROM

Technician in the lab.


Registration is required as space is limited.  Members' Only.

Join Oliver Haddrath, ROM Technician, Natural History Department for this very special Members' lecture about the ROM's work with DNA.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

It is well known that over the last twenty years, the use of DNA as a diagnostic tool has revolutionized law enforcement and medical testing.  What is not as well known is that over that same time it has also radically changed the way the ROM and other museums and universities around the world do research.

DNA sequencing and other techniques have opened the door to answering questions that were once thought unanswerable such as building the tree of life or identifying objects and even deducing where they came from.  In the last few years, this technology has gone through another revolution with genome sequencing.  Unlocking the vast amounts of information from the genomes of living and extinct organisms is providing vast amounts of information about history and evolution and also raising the question of whether extinction is forever.


Theatre ROM, Level 1B
Please use President's Choice School Entrance (south end of the building)
Doors open at 6:30 pm

President’s Choice School Entrance


Oliver Haddrath, ROM Technician, Natural History