Past Events – 2008
All 2008 Events
28 April 2008The 2nd Annual Symposium of the Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkRoyal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto: The conference will highlight key advances in a DNA barcode-based approach to biodiversity recognition, including recent bioinformatic developments. Taking place over two days, the conference will address what is known of barcodes for both Canadian and global biodiversity. The impacts of this knowledge will be examined in terms of both technology development and the implications for scientific and public policy. Keynote speakers: Daniel H. Janzen, DiMaura Professor, University of Pennsylvania Scott E. Miller, Office of the Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian Institution: With special Network research theme presentations by: Spencer Barrett (University of Toronto) - Plants Brian Golding (McMaster University) - Informatics Paul Hebert (University of Guelph) - Animals Donal Hickey (Concordia University) - Fungi Gary Saunders (University of New Brunswick) - Protists Registration will include access to all sessions on April 28th and 29th, after-hours admission to Darwin: the Evolution Revolution, reception and dinner April 28th at the ROM, and refreshments at all breaks and lunches on both days. Abstract submission deadline has been extended until March 28th. For more information, read the Call for Abstracts (http://www.bolnet.ca/Announcement%20-%20Call%20for%20abstracts.pdf). Please register for the conference using this form. (http://www.bolnet.ca/registration.pdf) Thank you to everyone who has already registered. If you wish to assist in spreading the word about the conference, please print this poster (http://www.bolnet.ca/bolnet-poster.pdf) for distribution. Please contact Sue-Ann Connolly (email@example.com) with questions.
- 18 May 2008International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2008 Annual MeetingBethesda, MD, USAMore Info
- 23 June 2008CBOL San Diego MeetingsSan Diego, CA, USA
1 July 2008The Global Pollinator SummitTala Game Reserve, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
We are pleased to announce that grants received from several funding agencies, have enabled us to plan for hosting a three-day Global Pollinator Summit on behalf of the National Science Foundation, The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Consortium for the Barcoding of Life (CBOL) and the Integrated Taxonomic Information Systems (ITIS). Global Pollinator Summit Circular Global Pollinator Summit Agenda Directions to Tala Game Reserve venue
29 August 2008African Fish-BOL Regional Working Group workshopAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
The first African Fish Barcode of Life initiative (FISH-BOL) Regional Working Group workshop was hosted in association with the fourth Pan-African Fish and Fisheries Association (PAFFA) conference in Addis Ababa on the 21st of August 2008. The workshop was sponsored by the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) in partnership with the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB). The FISH-BOL African Regional Working Group, SAIAB and the PAFFA organizing committee organized the workshop. Most of the 25 participants were already active in FISH-BOL, but some new African regional working group partners from various research institutions were sponsored to represent the different African regions (see, Appendix 1, List of delegates). The major objective of the meeting was to develop funding proposals for the collection of DNA barcodes for all African freshwater and marine fish species. Report: http://www.bolinfonet.org/pdf/FISH-BOLPAFFAreport.pdf
- 7 September 2008DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogenetics: The International Workshop
24 October 2008DNA Barcoding of Biodiversity in Central and Western Africa Regional MeetingAbuja, NigeriaMore Info
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), in partnership with the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) announces a three-day regional meeting on “DNA barcoding” to be held at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria. Potential participants from Central and Western African countries are invited to send expressions of interest to the organizing committee. Limited funds will be available to support participation in this three dThe National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), in partnership with the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) announces a three-day regional meeting on “DNA barcoding” to be held at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria. Potential participants from Central and Western African countries are invited to send expressions of interest to the organizing committee. Limited funds will be available to support participation in this three day workshop.ay workshop.
30 October 20089th International Meeting "Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases" (MEEGID IX)University of Irvine, Irvine, CA, USAMore Info
MEEGID IX, University of California at Irvine, 30 October - 1 November 2008Communications on genetics, genomics, proteomics, phylogenetics, population biology, mathematical modeling, and bioinformatics are welcome. They can report on the host, the pathogen, or the vector for vector-borne diseases. Papers considering host + pathogen or pathogen + vector (co-evolution) are particularly encouraged. All pathogens are within the scope of MEEGID: viruses, parasitic protozoa, helminths, fungal organisms, and prions. All infectious models can be explored, including those of veterinary or agronomical relevance.SYMPOSIUM ON DNA BARCODINGSpeakers interested in presenting on applications of DNA barcoding (hosts, pathogens, vectors) in molecular epidemiology and infectious disease research at the 9th International Meeting "Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases" (MEEGID IX), held at UC Irvine, California, should contact the convenor, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CC to the principal organizer, Michel Tibayrenc (Michel.Tibayrenc@ird.fr) by 15 Septembe
6 November 2008Access and Benefit Sharing in Non-commercial Biodiversity ResearchMuseum Koenig, Bonn, GermanyMore Info
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life organized a workshop on the topic of "Access and Benefit Sharing in Non-commercial Biodiversity Research" that was held at the Museum Koenig in Bonn, Germany, on 6-9 November 2008. The workshop was co-sponsored by nine other national agencies and international scientific organizations that are involved in biodiversity research and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Go to meeting website...