28 November 2011Fourth International Barcode of Life ConferenceUniversity of Adelaide, Adelaide, AustraliaMore Info
The University of Adelaide will host the first-ever Southern Hemisphere barcode conference, co-organized by CBOL and co-hosted by several biodiversity institutions and initiatives in Australia. The goals of the conference are: highlighting the great progress barcoding has made since the Mexico City Conference in November 2009; learning about barcoding activities in Australia and the region; and bringing barcoders together to exchange ideas and plan new activities.
7 November 2009Third International Barcode of Life ConferenceMexico City, MexicoMore Info
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and the Instituto Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) invite you to join us in Mexico City during the week of 7-13 November 2009 for the Third International Barcode of Life Conference. DNA barcoding has come a long way since September 2007, when we met in Taipei for the Second International Barcode of Life Conference. CBOL now has 200 Member Organizations from 50 countries, and the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) has attracted participants from around the world. Mexico has established MexBOL, a national barcoding network, and is positioned to be a regional node for iBOL. There are now more than 600,000 DNA barcode records representing more than 58,000 species in BOLD and data are accumulating at an accelerating pace. Please join us in November to learn the latest developments and join the global barcoding initiative. The conference will be held at the headquarters of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in a new conference facility with a stunning view of Mexico City. There will be three days of pre-conference workshops, including two full-day short courses that will introduce participants to the lab protocols of DNA barcoding and the management and analysis of barcode data. The week of events will culminate in a barcoding event for the public in UNAM’s Science Museum. (see Overall Conference Agenda) Registration will be limited by the capacity of the conference venue, so please consider registering soon to ensure your place at the conference. Please continue to check this website as we add information (see Important Dates), and sign up for the conference mailing list to receive future notices. We look forward to seeing you all in Mexico City in November! http://dnabarcodes2009.org
17 September 2007Second International Barcode of Life ConferenceTaipei, TaiwanMore Info
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and Academia Sinica invite you to join us in Taipei, Taiwan during the week of 17 September 2007 for the Second International Barcode of Life Conference. It has now been more than two years since the first conference was held in London and the Barcode of Life Initiative has gained great momentum since that time. There are now more than 200,000 DNA barcode records representing about 25,000 species and data are accumulating at an accelerating pace. Please join us at Academia Sinica in September to learn the latest developments.There will also be a marine-focused side meeting on 17 September 2007 sponsored by the Fish Barcode of Life Initiative (FISH-BOL). In addition to the conference's three days of technical sessions, a number of technical meetings, workshops, and a short course will take place on the days immediately before and after the conference.
7 February 2005First International Barcode of Life ConferenceNatural History Museum, London, UKMore Info
The conference was organized under the auspices of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life and was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Natural History Museum, London. Please visit the conference website here.
- 24 May 2004CBOL Opening MeetingWashington, DCMore Info
All Past Events
16 October 2006Second Regional Barcoding Meeting in Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya
CBOL held a successful second regional barcoding meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 16-17 October 2006. Future regional meetings are planned for Brazil in March 2007 and to be determined location in South Asia Spring 2007. Images from the Meeting
- 6 November 2006Sloan Foundation Protist Barcoding WorkshopPortland, Maine, USA
7 November 2006Plant Barcoding Teleconference
Attendees: Steve Newmaster - University of GuelphBrian Husband - University of GuelphAron Fazekas - University of GuelphSpencer Barrett - University of TorontoSean Graham - University of British Columbia (via telephone)Diana Percy (via telephone) Topics of Discussion: 1) Which gene regions are we to use?2) Collaboration with Kew3) New York plant barcoding meeting in January4) Hiring the two remaining PDFs.
14 March 2007ABBI-FISHBOL Meeting in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Argentina
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) supported the first meeting of the Neotropical working groups for the two main global barcoding projects, the All Birds Barcoding Initiative (ABBI) and the Fish Barcode of Life Initiative (FISH-BOL). The meeting was held at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales in Buenos Aires from 14-16 March 2007 and was co-sponsored by MACN, CONICET, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Census of Marine Life South America. During the meeting, the advances of each groups’ projects were presented, and the regional strategies for both initiatives were planned and discussed. Participants included researchers from the Neotropics and from other regions of the world with a strong interest and active involvement in the Neotropical birds and fishes. Agenda and Presenation from Meeting Images from Meeting
19 March 2007Third Regional Barcoding Meeting in Campinas, BrazilCampinas, Brazil
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) held a regional meeting in Campinas, Brazil from 19-21 March 2007 to discuss the potential uses of “DNA barcoding” in the several areas related to Biodiversity in the Neo-tropical region. The meeting was co-sponsored by BioNET INTERNATIONAL, the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology (MCT/PPBio), the Brazilian Society for Progress of Science (SBPC), and the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN). This meeting provided a unique opportunity to survey the DNA technology capacities of South American countries, and helped to determine the different needs and bottlenecks faced by each of the participant institutions. The experiences of each institution were shared through open discussions and helped to strengthen the South-South collaborative initiatives in DNA sequencing, biological collections, and database management. Agenda and presentations
12 April 2007Leading Labs Meeting
This first "Leading Lab" meeting is designed to bring together the lab and IT managers from the four leading barcoding centers: Guelph, SI-LAB, STRI, and BioCode. The meeting will be held at the University of Guelph.
14 April 20072007 AIBS Annual meeting: Evolutionary Biology and Human HealthMore Info
Additional Sessions to Include Discussions of Framing issues in Scientific Explanations, Launch of Online Encyclopedia of Life. Program, Registration, Posters Online: http://www.aibs.org/annual-meeting/annual_meeting_2007.html
- 19 April 2007Tree of Life - CBOL NESCent Meeting
10 May 2007Canadian Barcode of Life Science SymposiumUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
The Canadian Barcode of Life Science Symposium took place May 10-11, 2007 at the University of Guelph. The symposium followed the Opening of the Biodiversity Institute, the home of the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding and headquarters of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network. The conference showcased talks and posters from all Network participants on their current results in an open scientific Symposium. There were 120 registered participants, 50 posters, and best student posters were awarded to Gregg Robideau, Elizabeth Clare, Muhammad Setiadi, and Hana Kucera.
13 May 2007All-Fungi Barcode Initiative WorkshopConservation Research Center, Front Royal, VA, USA
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) along with the USDA and Rutgers will convene the All-Fungi Barcode initiative workshop at the Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia on 13-15 May, 2007. The workshop is designed to bring together approximately 40 researchers from around the world to facilitate discussion on identifying universally applicable barcode gene regions and to plan a barcode initiative devoted to fungi. The workshop is being supported by a grant to Rutgers University by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Agendas and presentations. View pictures from the meeting.