Policy Indications: India’s Impending Growth in Education and Skills Market: A Report  |  Technology Inceptions: Strong Soft Materials are on the Move!  |  Rajagiri Round Table: Learning Through Games-Art and Science of Serious Games  |  Science Innovations: How Nucleoli Exist as Stable Droplets within the Nucleus?  |  Career News: Indian School of Business Inviting application for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  |  Health Monitor: Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Effective  |  Health Monitor: “School Meal Coalition” an Initiative by the UN  |  Policy Indications: WHO’s #HealthyAtHome Challenge for Students  |  Science Innovations: Another Planet Discovery!  |  Higher Studies: Hebrew University of Jerusalem's International Med-Tech Innovation MBA  |  Higher Studies: University of Birmingham Dubai invites applications for M.Sc. Urban Planning  |  Leadership Instincts: UNICEF’s comprehensive statistical analysis finds that nearly 240 million childr  |  Technology Inceptions: Quantum Dots can be Improvised in Tracking Biochemical Pathways of a Drug  |  Technology Inceptions: MIT promotes ‘Back to Bicycles’ with Artificial Intelligence  |  Policy Indications: Cambridge’s New Curriculum matches NEP 2020  |  
November 02, 2021 Tuesday 12:10:37 PM IST

Virtual Gene Bank for Endangered Species Created

Education Information,International Edu News,Science Innovations,Teacher Insights


The Project Frozen Ark created, a bio-banking charity, with headquarters at the University of Nottingham and a research team currently based at the University conducted a series of workshops with the award-winning artist Paul Evans where they co-created a virtual gene bank  ‘Virtual Ark’ for endangered species through drawing, making models and writing poetry. Human VR, a digital agency has developed these into immersive 360-degree digital artwork that brings the creations to virtual life online.

The Frozen Ark Project is a collaborative global effort to safeguard the DNA, tissue, and viable cells of the thousands of endangered species to retain their genetic knowledge. Professor Michael Bruford, Director of the Frozen Ark, said: “The ‘Virtual Ark’ is an amazing initiative that will help get the message out to young people, who hold the key to the future of our planet and its biodiversity.

The Virtual Ark project has been launched to coincide with COP26. It aims to raise awareness of the extraordinarily bio-diverse heritage of the planet and the plight of animals and wildlife threatened with extinction. It asks the questions:


 What would a virtual ark look like?

 Out of more than 15 thousand vulnerable species which ones would you save?

 How can we safeguard the future of these amazing creatures?

 And, just what is a ‘biobank?’


The Project is one of the many organizations that are working hard to halt the loss of biodiversity, by ensuring that all biological material that has been collected from threatened animal species is properly curated, and used responsibly and sustainably in conservation management and research.


Comments