About SCAN

The schistosomiasis collection at NHM – SCAN is a global repository of schistosomiasis-related samples and contextual data. SCAN is based at the Natural History Museum (NHM), and is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the identification and characterisation of schistosomes and their intermediate snail hosts.


Consolidates recent and legacy collections of schistosomes and their intermediate snail hosts
Provides field and laboratory-based research support
Stores samples using methods compatible with a range of molecular techniques
Maximises data associated with each sample
Undertakes sample processing by appropriate molecular methods
Facilitates research by providing access to the collections and data.

Mon, 2015-09-07 14:18 -- muriel
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith