Past Events

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

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  • 13 April 2004Biosystematists Meeting
  • 26 April 2004Belgium Meeting
  • 24 May 2004CBOL Opening MeetingWashington, DCMore Info
  • 13 September 2004NCBI and CBOL form Partnership
  • 23 September 2004PEET debate on barcodes
  • 7 February 2005First International Barcode of Life ConferenceNatural History Museum, London, UK

    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.

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  • 20 April 2005Eastern Great Lakes Molecular Evolution Meeting
  • 11 November 2005BOLNET Plant Working Group Planning MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    The Canadian Barcode of Life Network (www.bolnet.ca) is a national network of researchers focused on barcoding Canada's flora and fauna. On November 11th, 2005, members of the Plant Working Group met to outline plans for barcoding the nation's plant life. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph.

  • 5 December 2005BOLNET Protist Working Group MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    On December 5th, 2005, members of the Protist Working Group of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network (www.bolnet.ca) met to outline plans for barcoding protists in Canada. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph.

  • 8 December 2005BOLNET Fungi Working Group MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    On December 8th, 2005, members of the Fungi Working Group of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network (www.bolnet.ca) met to outline plans for barcoding fungi in Canada. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph.

  • 3 February 2006BOLNET Fish MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    Members of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network involved in fish held a planning meeting on February 3rd, 2006. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at theUniversity of Guelph.

  • 9 March 2006BOLNET Science Advisory Board MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 31 March 2006BOLNET Insect Working Group MeetingBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    Researchers from the Canadian Barcode of Life Network involved in the insect research programs met at the University of Guelph. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

  • 7 April 2006First Regional Barcoding Meeting in Cape Town, South AfricaCape Town, South Africa

    CBOL held a regional barcode meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on 7-8 April 2006 (seeMeeting Report; pdf, 377Kb). Future regional meetings are planned for southern Asia, eastern Africa and South America.

  • 4 May 2006BOLNET Board of Directors MeetingGatineau, Quebec

     The first meeting of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Barcode of Life Network was held at the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau, Quebec on May 4th, 2006.

  • 8 May 2006DNA Recovery from Formalin-fixed Specimens

    The National Research Council has released the pre-publication report (pdf, 486Kb) of a workshop on "the formalin problem".  The workshop was organized by CBOL and was co-sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, the US Environmental Protection Agency, New England Biolabs, Sigma-Aldrich Corp., the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCENT) at Duke University, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

  • 15 May 2006Census for Marine Life WorkshopAmsterdam, Netherlands

    The Census of Marine Life held a DNA Barcoding Workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 15-17 May 2006 (see Meeting Report (pdf, 194Kb) and agenda with links to presentations).

  • 6 July 2006Data Analysis WorkshopNational Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

    CBOL's Data Analysis Working Group held an international workshop at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris on 6-8 July 2006 (see Meeting Report; pdf, 484Kb)

  • 16 October 2006Meeting for Board of Directors, Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada

    On October 16th, 2006, the Board of Directors for the Canadian Barcode of Life Network met  at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), at the University of Guelph.

  • 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

  • 16 October 2006Meeting for Science Advisory Board, Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkBiodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 6 November 2006Sloan Foundation Protist Barcoding WorkshopPortland, Maine, USA

    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation held a Protist Barcoding Workshop in Portland, Maine, on 6-7 November 2006 (see Agenda links to presentations and Meeting Report)

  • 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 Health

    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

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  • 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.

  • 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: http://cwp.embo.org/w07-28/

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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: www.danbif.dk/conference2007/

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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 atwww.dnabacoding.org.

  • 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 http://www.ecbol.org/index.php?/pa/ge/welcomeDownload 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  (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 (sujohnst@uoguelph.ca) 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, 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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  • 7 February 2011DNA Barcoding Course at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, ParisMuséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

    A five-day workshop covering integrative taxonomy and taxonomic expertise in the framework of the DNA barcoding initiative.

    There is no course fee, but no support towards travel, lodging or subsistence will be provided. Priority will be given to PhD students. 

    Update 17 Nov:EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy) has awarded 4 grants of 250.00 EUR each to students not matriculated at a Paris university or doctoral school to defray the expenses associated with travel and accommodation. Grants are available to participants from both Europe and outside Europe. Granted participants will be selected by the organiser of the course

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  • 14 June 2011The 22nd Pacific Science CongressKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The Congress provides a multidisciplinary platform for scientists from the region to assess and prioritize issues requiring scientific research; brings together scientists from more remote states; catalyzes international and cross-disciplinary collaboration; and is a venue to establish and announce new research initiatives.

    Biological Collections in the Pacific: Developing critical infrastructure for research and applications

    DNA Barcoding of Pacific Invasive and Pest Species

  • 28 November 2011Fourth International Barcode of Life ConferenceUniversity of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    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.

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  • 4 December 201110th Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation ConferenceMelbourne, Australia

    The conference will bring together researchers (scientists and students) from a broad range of interests to discuss the latest research in invertebrate conservation, biodiversity, ecology and systematics.

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  • 30 January 2012One day symposium on "DNA Barcoding: A Promising Tool for Species Identification and Biodiversity Digitization"National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

    A one day symposium is being organized to create awareness among academia and the scientific community, discuss application of barcode research in key areas, and begin planning a future course of action to involve the scientific community, government departments and NGOs.

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  • 19 March 2012DNA Barcoding Course at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 2012Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

    Integrative taxonomy and taxonomic expertise in the framework of the DNA- barcoding initiative.

    Registration closes 15 February

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  • 8 September 2012DNA Barcoding: Use of Molecular techniques and BioinformaticsUniversity of Chittagong an Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Science University

    A 4 day training workshop on the molecular techniques and bioinformatics used in DNA barcoding of species will be conducted by the CU and CVASU in Chittagong Bangladesh. 

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  • 17 September 2012THIRD EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR THE BARCODE OF LIFE (ECBOL3)Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts

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    Deadline of early-bird registration: July 15, 2012Deadline of abstract submission: August 1, 2012Deadline of registration: September 1, 2012

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  • 3 January 2013The U.S. Workshop on DNA BankingDrury Inn & Suites Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

    To be held in St. Louis on Jan. 3–4, 2013, will discuss the management, networking, and development of American DNA banks and produce a white paper of recommendations for future collaborative activities.  Speakers will represent a broad range of taxonomic interests.  

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  • 10 July 2013Connecting Biodiversity Collections in the Pacific: Digitization through DNA Barcoding and Informatics (Workshop/Symposium, 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress)Suva, Fiji

    The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) at the Smithsonian Institution andCSIRO in Canberra, Australia, are the co-organizers of a full-day symposium/workshop at the 12th Pacific Science Association Inter-Congress, Suva, Fiji 8-12 July 2013. The session is endorsed by the Oceania GBIF Node and the Global Taxonomy Initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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  • 27 October 2013Fifth International Barcode of Life ConferenceKunming, Yunnan, China

    The Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) and Kunming Institute of Zoology(KIZ), research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), invite you to join us in Kunming, China from 26-31 October 2013 for the Fifth International Barcode of Life Conference. The conference is co-hosted by the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) and the iBOL China National Committee, in consultation with the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL). 

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