THE FROZEN ARK PROJECT

Saving the DNA and viable cells of the worldʼs endangered species

PEOPLE

Below you can find out more information about the people involved in The Frozen Ark Project.

 

FOUNDERS

Dr Ann Clarke
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Co-founder of the Frozen Ark Project. Ann is the last surviving founding member and has kept the Frozen Ark afloat with her drive and enthusiasm. Read More

DIRECTOR

Professor Mike Bruford, FLSW
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Brings expertise in genetic management of endangered species and the interaction between the genetic resources of wild species and of zoo, other captive populations and domestic species. Read More

TRUSTEES

Fiona Crawley
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Assisted Ann Clarke in establishing the Frozen Ark Project and has provided ad hoc contract and other advice over the years, on a pro bono basis. Read More

Prof John Ansell
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Active trustee bringing stem cell expertise to the project. Also brings considerable experience as a trustee of other charities. Read More

Prof Ed Louis FRSB
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Current chair of the board of Trustees managing the meetings and decision-making process for Frozen Ark activities. Read More

Dr Lisa Yon
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Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, with links to zoo veterinarians in the UK and beyond. Read More

TEAM

Dr Mafalda Costa
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Research associate for the CryoArks initiative, with a background in ecology and conservation biology of several mammal species. Read More

Ms Jude Smith
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Has worked for the Frozen Ark since its inception, starting as PA to Dr Clarke and now responsible for the administration of the charity. Read More

STUDENTS

Miss Georgina Russell
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Undergraduate student studying biology at the University of Bath and currently undertaking a year in industry with the Frozen Ark project based at Cardiff University. Read More

Miss Sarah Jane Harwood
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Undergraduate biology student at Cardiff University currently on her year in industry as a Professional Training Year student, working for the Frozen Ark at the University of Nottingham campus. Read More

Miss Léonie Dommett
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Biology student at the University of Reading currently undertaking her year in industry with the Frozen Ark Project at the University of Nottingham. Read More

ADVISORY BOARD

Ms Rebecca L Greene
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Rebecca uses her skills as an Artist and Events Producer, to coordinate events that bring the work of the Charity to a wider audience. Read More

Dr Paul Olding
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Media Advisor to the Frozen Ark Project and helps advise the board of trustees on all media, TV and film related matters, plus social outreach. Read More

Dr Jonas Astrin
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Curator of the biobank and head of the DNA barcoding unit at ZFMK - Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig. Read More

Ms Jacqueline Mackenzie-Dodds
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Jackie works for the Natural History Museum in London and has a broad global network serving on a number of biorepository committees and working groups. Read More

FRIENDS OF THE ARK

Dr Rhys Jones
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Rhys and his team are using their vast experience in producing media content to create a series of videos that promote the work of Frozen Ark. Read More

Dr Ana Maia
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Ana designs, develops, and produces visual content for our website and social media. Read More