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  • 17 May 2007EMBO WorkshopRome, Italy

    The EMBO Workshop, entitled "Molecular Biodiversity and DNA Barcode", will be held in Rome on May 17th-20th 2007. The workshop will concentrate on the following: 1. Molecular Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics 2. DNA Barcode 3. Molecular Biodiversity in different lineages  4. Methodology and Computational Biology  5. Applications   To learn more please visit the conference website:

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  • 29 May 2007Biodiversity Informatics and the Barcode of LifeAarhus University, Denmark

    Biodiversity Informatics and the Barcode of Life, May 29-30, 2007, at the Aarhus University, Denmark Organisers: DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility; Aarhus University; The Natural History Museum of Denmark. DNA BARCODING AND TAXONOMY   • The Use of DNA Barcoding in Taxonomy   • A New Paradigm for Natural History CollectionsDNA BARCODING, APPLICATIONS AND THE NORDIC PERSPECTIVE   • DNA Barcoding and GBIF – Linking Barcode Information to Specimen Data                        • Possible applications of DNA Barcoding in nature managementThe conference is open to all. Anyone with interest in biodiversity, barcoding, taxonomy and related subjects is welcome.For more information:

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  • 8 June 2007CITES Convention of the Parties Side Event

    "DNA Barcoding" is a technique that uses genetic material from microgram samples to identify species of origin. It can identify parts of organisms and processed products such as bushmeat. The Consortium for the Barcode of Life is promoting tests of barcoding by parties to CITES, IGOs and NGOs.

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  • 17 June 2007Inaugural ICI WorkshopUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

    This workshop, held at the University of Guelph from June 17-20, seeks to establish theInternational Barcode of Life Initiative (iBOL) as a formal, multi-national research enterprise. It is hoped that the research coalition will gain activation by January 2009. If so, within five years of that date, iBOL's work will have created a barcode reference library with 5M specimen records from 500K species. It will, as well, have simplified the protocols for barcode acquisition and analysis. Clear scientific plans, the mobilization of a broad community of researchers and the acquisition of funding will all be required to achieve iBOL's goals.Further detailed information on both the workshop and ICI in general can be found

  • 9 July 2007Leading Labs MeetingFront Royal, VA, USA

    The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) convened a 2-day workshop designed to bring together lab managers and data managers involved in DNA barcoding from across the globe.  The workshop was devoted to discussions of barcoding lab protocols and data management, and to creating a global cooperative network of barcoding labs.  By creating and supporting this network of “Leading Labs,” CBOL hopes to help overcome the technical obstacles encountered by barcoding projects, increasing the flow of high-quality barcode data into the public domain.

  • 17 September 2007Second International Barcode of Life ConferenceTaipei, Taiwan

    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. 

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  • 3 October 2007DNA Barcoding in EuropeLeiden, The Netherlands

    EDIT, the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, is organizing a meeting on DNA Barcoding in Europe from 3-5 October in Leiden, the Netherlands. Researchers from EDIT and non-EDIT-organizations and stakeholders are invited to join in.The goal of the meeting is to provide a platform for European researchers working on DNA barcoding and other DNA sequence-based species identification systems to meet and exchange. To coordinate research efforts in Europe we are proposing to initiate working groups on topics of shared interest that should then carry on after the meeting. One important issue will be how to explore funding options, particularly with view to the 7thframework. Researchers who would like to take the lead in one of the aforementioned working groups or researchers looking for additional partners in proposals are very welcome to contact the organizers. We will try to accommodate your interests in the meeting.For more information about the conference click here or go to the First Circular by clicking here.

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  • 28 October 2007Banbury 3 MeetingBanbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USAMore Info
  • 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

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