to pool the already banked primate material and extend this collection
to bank the material under conditions that allow the isolation of high quality DNA
to isolate DNA and, in case of appropriate storage, RNA from this material
to establish permanent cell lines from representatives of the primate infraorders
to establish Simple Tandem Repeat (STR) or microsatellite marker systems for representatives of three primate infraorders and develop protocols to apply these markers to other species belonging to the same infraorder
to contribute to the development of primate BAC libraries and secure the sale of primate BAC libraries and derivations in Europe.
to determine Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in relevant primate species
to test the feasibility of probes derived from humans for analysing genetic variation in apes and species of important biomedical and conservation concern
to make all primate material and information accessible to the scientific community and commercial companies that could be interested on them.