Past Events – 2008

DNA barcoding related workshops, meetings, presentations, and other events in the past.

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  ( Please register for the conference using this form. (  Thank you to everyone who has already registered. If you wish to assist in spreading the word about the conference, please print this poster ( for distribution. Please contact Sue-Ann Connolly ( 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:

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