Biological Collections in the Pacific:
Developing critical infrastructure for research and applications
Pacific Science Congress, Kuala Lumpur
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Organized by the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)

  11:20: Structure and goals of symposium/workshop and overview of Scientific Collections International (SciColl). David Schindel, Smithsonian Institution
  11:40: Collections as reservoirs of new species. Simon Tillier, Sara Samadi and Philippe Bouchet
  12:00: The importance of phytosanitary collections. Bonants PJM and Edema MJ
  12:20: The role of microbial collection as bases for bioprospecting endeavour. Atit Kanti
  12:40: The DNA Bank Network - Information infrastructure for an international DNA and tissue bank network. Droege, G.; Zetzsche, H.; Gemeinholzer, B.
  13:00: Lunch break
  14:00: BIOCODE genetic resource management: Ecogenomic tools for biological collections. Hsiu-Chin Lin
  14:20: The Global Plants Initiative and JSTOR Plant Science: Providing access to plant type specimens and related materials. Deirdre Ryan and Melissa Tulig
  14:40: Index Herbariorum, a directory to the world's herbaria. Barbara M. Thiers
  15:00: Connecting collections in the 21st century. John La Salle, Chaodong Zhu
  15:20: Biodiversity Information of Lao PDR. Somsanith Bouamanivong
  15:40: Coffee/tea break
  16:00: Biological collections at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Leng Guan Saw & Laurence G. Kirton
  16:20: Collections at the service of nature conservation and understanding of the mega-diversity in southeast asian mangroves. Patrick Grootaert, Lena Chan, Rudolf Meier and Peter Ng
  16:40: Cryobanking and fish barcode project in Taiwan. Kwang-Tsao Shao
  Highlight presentation of poster displays:
  17:00: Insect collections in Taiwan and the exploration of interdisciplinary studies based on the collections. Yang M.M., Chan M.L., Yeh W.B., Tsai J.M., and Fu Y.S.
  17:10: Scientific collections of Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Thailand. Bussarawit S., Chan-ard T. and Sonchaeng P
  17:20: Accelerating taxonomic process with IT support. Li Jian; Zhu ChaoDong; Chen Can; Cao WenBin; Luo Ze; Ding Liang; John La Salle; Yan BaoPing
  17:40: The New York Botanical Garden's world flora and mycota series: Responding to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation's objective of an online Flora of the World by 2020. M. C. Tulig, B. M. Thiers, W. W. Thomas & S. A. Mori
  17:50: Discussion of opportunities and challenges to increasing access to Pacific collections
  18:30: Session ends

Poster Presentations:

  • INSECT COLLECTIONS IN TAIWAN AND THE EXPLORATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES BASED ON THE COLLECTIONS. Yang M.M., Chan M.L., Yeh W.B., Tsai J.M., and Fu Y.S.
  • SCIENTIFIC COLLECTIONS OF NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, NATIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM, THAILAND. Bussarawit S., Chan-ard T., and Sonchaeng P
  • THE SURVIVAL OF ORANG UTAN IN MALAYSIA. Siti Nabilah M.T, Mashhor M., Shahrul Anuar M.S., and Sabapathy D.
  • USES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS BY "BLOU-MAKONG ETHNIC GROUP" A CASE STUDY AT NHANGSOUNG VILLAGE, CHAMPHONE DISTRICT, SAVANHNAKHET PROVINCE. Manichanh Satdichanh