Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB)
Our research focuses mainly on the past and present bio- and geodiversity and the evolution of animals and plants. To achieve this we have large scientific collections (almost 30,000,000 specimens). Collections and Museums also play an instrumental role in public and academic education.
The SNSB employ more than 200 people, thereof more than 30 permanent and 30 third-party funded scientists.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Natural History Collections (around 30 Mio lots), with numerous type specimens; Light Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy, Histology Lab, Molecular Lab, DNA Bank, Isotope Lab, Rock Sample Lab, Fossil Preparatory Lab, 3D-Reconstruction Computer Lab, 3D Laser Scanning facility, Weak Acid Lab; large palaeontological, geological, anthropological, botanical and zoological libraries; IT-Center (www.snsb.de), German nodes (including databases) for Mycology and Evertebrata II (Mollusca, Chelicerata, Myriapoda) within the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Scanning Electron Microscopy.
3D Laser Scanning facility.
3D-Reconstruction Computer Lab.