Laura Batke

My master's thesis covers the comparison of two sediment cores from the northern Yamal Peninsula, Siberia. My main goal is to compare ancient DNA of mammals using metabarcoding between the sediment cores to support capture shotgun data from the same samples (Peter Seeber’s research). In addition, I am testing different primer pairs on both sediment cores to possibly detect the presence of extinct animals. This will be confirmed quantitatively by ddPCR.