Our laboratories are fully equipped to perform sampling, extraction, library preparation and capture of ancient DNA. We operate two fully operational molecular biology laboratories, one of which is a dedicated ancient DNA “clean room” used to reduce the risk of present-day DNA contamination while handling unique ancient specimens. The facilities include a range of specialised instruments such as a 96-well Liquidator, a Spectrophotometer, an automated electrophoresis machine, a Real-Time PCR machine and a number of Thermal-Cyclers for DNA handling and quantification. Next Generation Sequencing is performed in partner sequencing centres. The analysis of genomic data is conducted on a high-performance computing cluster and linked to a storage system owned by the Archaeo- and Palaeogenetics group in the Institute for Archaeological Sciences and Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen.