Our suite of laboratories features physically separate contamination resistant facilities dedicated to the extraction
and PCR amplification settings of ancient DNA from archaeological specimens. The extraction and pre-PCR analysis of ancient
DNA are carried out in the new highly specialized aDNA laboratory of the Departmental Centre of "Molecular Anthropology for
Ancient DNA Studies" of the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, recently realized in the monumental complex of
Villa Mondragone, Monte Porzio Catone, Rome (http://www.villamondragone.it/).
The laboratory offers all the state-of-the-art facilities for aDNA studies, which consist of individual 'cleanroom quality'
working spaces and dedicated vertical and horizontal laminar cabinets, with separate filtered air-supply systems, which allow
researchers to work in isolation. The facility is maintained at positive pressure, UV and HEPA filtered and have restricted
access, designed to minimize the possibility of contamination with extant human DNA. In addition, all equipment and supplies
within the facility are subjected to regular UV sterilisation.
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