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

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  • 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, Nigeria

    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.

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  • 30 October 20089th International Meeting "Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases" (MEEGID IX)University of Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA

    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 (koloko@amnh.org) with a CC to the principal organizer, Michel Tibayrenc (Michel.Tibayrenc@ird.fr) by 15 Septembe

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  • 6 November 2008Access and Benefit Sharing in Non-commercial Biodiversity ResearchMuseum Koenig, Bonn, Germany

     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...

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  • 2 March 200911th Pacific Science Inter-congress (PSI 2009)Tahiti, French Polynesia

    The theme of the 2009 Inter-congress (PSI 2009) is : “Pacific countries and their ocean facing local and global changes”. Five sessions will be organized around the following sub-themes:

    Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Sustainable development Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Health Challenges in the Pacific : Infectious diseases, Non-communicable diseases and Health workforce Culture and Politics : The Stakes of Modernity Governance and the Economy : Future Challenges for the Pacific

    A plenary session will provide an opportunity to discuss about regional and inter-regional cooperation among Pacific countries and between PICT and other countries.   For further information, proceed to the meeting website.

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  • 16 April 2009MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: EuropeAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

    As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, seehttp://www.marinebarcoding.org/) effort, three workshops will be held during Spring 2009 to identify bottlenecks and facilitate coordination among active marine barcoding centers – especially those associated with Census of Marine Life (CoML) and Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) projects.  The goal of the workshops is to accelerate progress, explore various applications of barcodes, including species identification, trophic analysis, use of microarrays, environmental sequencing, and metagenetics. The MarBOL workshops will be held at three locations on the following dates: EUROPE: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Dates: April 16 – 17, 2009USA: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA. Dates: April 30 – May 1, 2009 ASIA: Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Dates: May 21 – 22, 2009At each location, there will be a one day DNA Barcoding Symposium featuring invited keynote speakers, who will provide overviews on topics of general scientific interest and practical importance for the MarBOL effort.  The Symposium will also include contributed talks by researchers from the region, and a student poster session.  The language of all three workshops is English.How to apply:  Participation at the MarBOL workshop is by invitation.  All interested researchers, staff, and students are invited to apply using the form available on the MarBOL (http://www.marinebarcoding.org/) project websites  Limited funding is available to defray partial costs of workshop attendance for some participants; requests for consideration for travel support should be indicated on the application form.Due date for applications:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received; applications received by March 6, 2009 will receive full consideration.  Questions?  Please contact: Ann BucklinProfessor and Head, Department of Marine Sciences Director, Marine Sciences and Technology Center University of Connecticut  Avery Point 1080 Shennecossett Road Groton, CT 06340 USA Tel. 860-405-9208; Fax 860-405-9153Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

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  • 30 April 2009MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: USAWoods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA, USA

    As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, seehttp://www.marinebarcoding.org/) effort, three workshops will be held during Spring 2009 to identify bottlenecks and facilitate coordination among active marine barcoding centers – especially those associated with Census of Marine Life (CoML) and Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) projects.  The goal of the workshops is to accelerate progress, explore various applications of barcodes, including species identification, trophic analysis, use of microarrays, environmental sequencing, and metagenetics. The MarBOL workshops will be held at three locations on the following dates: EUROPE: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Dates: April 16 – 17, 2009USA: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA. Dates: April 30 – May 1, 2009 ASIA: Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Dates: May 21 – 22, 2009At each location, there will be a one day DNA Barcoding Symposium featuring invited keynote speakers, who will provide overviews on topics of general scientific interest and practical importance for the MarBOL effort.  The Symposium will also include contributed talks by researchers from the region, and a student poster session.  The language of all three workshops is English.How to apply:  Participation at the MarBOL workshop is by invitation.  All interested researchers, staff, and students are invited to apply using the form available on the MarBOL (http://www.marinebarcoding.org/) project websites  Limited funding is available to defray partial costs of workshop attendance for some participants; requests for consideration for travel support should be indicated on the application form.Due date for applications:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received; applications received by March 6, 2009 will receive full consideration.  Questions?  Please contact: Ann BucklinProfessor and Head, Department of Marine Sciences Director, Marine Sciences and Technology Center University of Connecticut  Avery Point 1080 Shennecossett Road Groton, CT 06340 USA Tel. 860-405-9208; Fax 860-405-9153Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

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  • 21 May 2009MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: AsiaOcean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, seehttp://www.marinebarcoding.org/) effort, three workshops will be held during Spring 2009 to identify bottlenecks and facilitate coordination among active marine barcoding centers – especially those associated with Census of Marine Life (CoML) and Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) projects.  The goal of the workshops is to accelerate progress, explore various applications of barcodes, including species identification, trophic analysis, use of microarrays, environmental sequencing, and metagenetics. The MarBOL workshops will be held at three locations on the following dates: EUROPE: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. Dates: April 16 – 17, 2009USA: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA. Dates: April 30 – May 1, 2009 ASIA: Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Dates: May 21 – 22, 2009At each location, there will be a one day DNA Barcoding Symposium featuring invited keynote speakers, who will provide overviews on topics of general scientific interest and practical importance for the MarBOL effort.  The Symposium will also include contributed talks by researchers from the region, and a student poster session.  The language of all three workshops is English.How to apply:  Participation at the MarBOL workshop is by invitation.  All interested researchers, staff, and students are invited to apply using the form available on the MarBOL (http://www.marinebarcoding.org/) project websites  Limited funding is available to defray partial costs of workshop attendance for some participants; requests for consideration for travel support should be indicated on the application form.Due date for applications:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received; applications received by March 6, 2009 will receive full consideration.  Questions?  Please contact: Ann BucklinProfessor and Head, Department of Marine Sciences Director, Marine Sciences and Technology Center University of Connecticut  Avery Point 1080 Shennecossett Road Groton, CT 06340 USA Tel. 860-405-9208; Fax 860-405-9153Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

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  • 7 November 2009Third International Barcode of Life ConferenceMexico City, Mexico

    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

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  • 2 June 2010ECBOL2: European DNA Barcoding Conference 2-4 June, Braga, PortugalBraga, Portugal

    You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd Conference of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL2): 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, to be held from 2 to 4 of June 2010 at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.  Please visit the ECBOL2 website http://ecbol2.bio.uminho.pt/ for more information, and send a message with your name, institution and subject “pré-registration ECBOL2” to ecbol2@bio.uminho.pt to be included in the mailing list and receive email updates of ECBOL2. We sincerely hope that you will join us in making ECBOL2 a success. We look forward to welcome you in Braga. Sincerely,Filipe Costa Chair ECBOL2 Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA) Department of Biology, University of Minho Braga, Portugal   

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  • 8 July 2010Site visit from Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership

    Site visit from Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership

  • 2 August 2010DNA Barcoding Planning MeetingCoastal Marine Biolabs, Ventura Harbor, California, USA

    Dear colleagues,

    From an educational standpoint, DNA barcoding is remarkable for its ability to span systematics, ecology, environmental science and policy, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, genetics, applied mathematics, and various forms of ICT. Although public engagement with science and nature is consistently cited as a central goal of the Barcode of Life project, efforts to recruit the direct involvement of non-professionals in this landmark scientific initiative have been slow to materialize.

    You are cordially invited to participate in a collaborative planning meeting that seeks to develop effective strategies to broaden the participation of students and other non-professionals in DNA barcoding as citizen scientists. The meeting, which will bring together scientists and educators for this important objective, will be hosted at Coastal Marine Biolabs’ harbor-based biosciences laboratory on August 2 and August 3, 2009.

    Please feel free to contact me by phone or email for more information. We enthusiastically look forward to your participation.

    Best regards,Ralph Imondi, Ph.D.Scientific Co-DirectorCoastal Marine BiolabsIntegrative Biosciences ProgramVentura Harbor, CA

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  • 4 October 2010Census of Marine Life News Conference and Panel PresentationsLondon, United Kingdom

    The concluding News Conference and Panel Presentations will take place Monday, 4 October at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle St., London, starting at 13:30 local time (08:30 US Eastern Time; 12:30 GMT). The J. Frederick Grassle Science Symposium on the Census of Marine Life will be held at The Royal Society, London, 5-6 October. 

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  • 18 October 2010Convention on Biological Diversity: 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10)Nagoya, Japan

    This meeting will take place during the International Year for Biodiversity (IYB) as declared by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 61/203. During the course of the year, events will occur in every region of the world to raise public awareness of the importance of biological diversity to human well-being.

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  • 20 October 2010International Barcode of Life Side-Event, COP-10Nagoya, Japan

    This event will include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding betweein iBOL and CBD, and will also introduce participants to DNA barcoding and the iBOL project. 

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  • 17 January 2011EDIT Year 5 EventParis, France
  • 20 January 2011Scripting Life: the science behind ViBRANTGrande Galerie de l'Evolution, Paris, France

    This two-day conference is the kick-off meeting for ViBRANT – an EU infrastructures project supporting the development of virtual research communities engaged in biodiversity science. 

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