Project Psyche

Lepidopteran genomes for Europe

Contribute samples

If you are interested in contributing samples to sequence, please fill out the form below.

In order to generate reference genomes at scale, we have procedures for how to get samples to the Sanger Institute that need to be followed. Ideally, the samples should be stored flash-frozen in barcoded FluidX tubes that are ideal for keeping track of the specimens and reducing the risk of sample swaps. We also have a standardised procedure for photographing the specimens and keeping track of the metadata. Therefore, if you plan to go collecting Lepidoptera that might be useful for Project Psyche, please fill out the form below even before going on fieldwork so we can send you tubes and make everything as smooth as possible. In the first phase, we will sequence specimens only from the sampling hubs.