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ECBOL2: European DNA Barcoding Conference 2-4 June, Braga, PortugalJun 02, 2010

  Dear Colleagues   

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 

Third International Barcode of Life ConferenceNov 07, 2009

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

MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: AsiaMay 21, 2009

As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, see http://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, 2009

USA: 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, 2009

At 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 Bucklin
Professor 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 860-405-9153
Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: USAApr 30, 2009

As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, see http://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, 2009

USA: 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, 2009

At 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 Bucklin
Professor 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 860-405-9153
Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

MarBOL Workshops during Spring 2009: EuropeApr 16, 2009

As part of the MarBOL (DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity, see http://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, 2009. Download the Flyer (PDF, 150Kb)

USA: 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, 2009

At 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 Bucklin
Professor 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 860-405-9153
Email: ann.bucklin@uconn.edu

11th Pacific Science Inter-congress (PSI 2009)Mar 02, 2009

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.

Access and Benefit Sharing in Non-commercial Biodiversity ResearchNov 16, 2008

 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...

9th International MeetingOct 30, 2008

MEEGID IX, University of California at Irvine, 30 October - 1 November 2008
Communications 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 BARCODING
Speakers 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 September.

DNA Barcoding of Biodiversity in Central and Western AfricaOct 24, 2008

Call for Participation

African Fish-BOL Regional Working Group workshopSep 21, 2008

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.

DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogenetics: The International WorkshopSep 07, 2008

The Global Pollinator SummitJul 01, 2008

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

List of Participants

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2008 Annual MeetingMay 18, 2008

Conference Website

The 2nd annual symposium of the Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkApr 28, 2008

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.

Canadian Barcode of Life Science SymposiumApr 28, 2008

The 2nd Scientific Symposium of the Canadian Barcode of Life Network will take place April 28-29, 2008 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Save the dates, and note a reception and dinner are planned for the evening of the 28th. Registration details will be posted on www.bolnet.ca in January of 2008.

Banbury 3 MeetingOct 28, 2007

Please visit our website to view the agenda and presentations.

DNA Barcoding in EuropeOct 03, 2007

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 7th framework.

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/welcome
Download the First Circular by clicking here.

Second International Barcoding ConferenceSep 18, 2007

POST CONFERENCE WEBSITE

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. 

CONFERENCE TOPICS:
-Global Activities of the Barcode of Life Initiative (BOLI)
-Diverse Applications of DNA Barcoding
-How Does Barcoding Work and How Well Does it Work?
-Managing Barcode Data
-Analytical Methods for Barcode Data
-Integrative taxonomic studies using DNA barcoding
-Barcoding with non-CO1 gene regions
-DNA Barcoding in Developing Countries
-Barcoding in the Wider Evolutionary Context
-Goals for 2009

SIDE EVENTS

Monday, 17 September:

 Friday, 21 September:

 WEBSITE AND SECOND CIRCULAR:
www.dnabarcodes2007.org

Leading Labs MeetingJul 09, 2007

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.

Inaugural ICI Workshop, June 17-20, University of GuelphJun 17, 2007

This workshop, held at the University of Guelph from June 17-20, seeks to establish the International 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 at www.dnabacoding.org.

CITES Convention of the Parties Side EventJun 08, 2007

"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.

Biodiversity Informatics and the Barcode of LifeMay 29, 2007

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 Collections

DNA BARCODING, APPLICATIONS AND THE NORDIC PERSPECTIVE
   • DNA Barcoding and GBIF – Linking Barcode Information to Specimen Data                    
   • Possible applications of DNA Barcoding in nature management

The conference is open to all. Anyone with interest in biodiversity, barcoding, taxonomy and related subjects is welcome.

For more information: www.danbif.dk/conference2007/
EMBO WorkshopMay 17, 2007

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/

All-Fungi Barcode Initiative WorkshopMay 13, 2007

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.

Canadian Barcode of Life Science SymposiumMay 10, 2007

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.

Tree of Life-CBOL NESCent MeetingApr 19, 2007

2007 AIBS Annual Meeting: Evolutionary Biology and Human HealthApr 14, 2007

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

Leading Labs MeetingApr 12, 2007

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.

Third Regional Barcoding Meeting in Campinas, BrazilMar 19, 2007

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

ABBI-FISHBOL Meeting in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMar 14, 2007

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

Plant Barcoding TeleconferenceNov 07, 2006

Attendees:

Steve Newmaster - University of Guelph
Brian Husband - University of Guelph
Aron Fazekas - University of Guelph
Spencer Barrett - University of Toronto
Sean 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 Kew
3) New York plant barcoding meeting in January
4) Hiring the two remaining PDFs.

Sloan Foundation Protist Barcoding WorkshopNov 06, 2006

 

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)

Second Regional Barcoding Meeting in Nairobi, KenyaOct 16, 2006

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

 

 
Meeting for Science Advisory Board, Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkOct 16, 2006

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

Meeting for Board of Directors, Canadian Barcode of Life NetworkOct 16, 2006

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

Site visit from Federal Biodiversity Information PartnershipSep 15, 2006

Site visit from Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership

Data Analysis WorkshopJul 06, 2006

 

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)

Census for Marine Life WorkshopMay 15, 2006

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).

DNA Recovery from Formalin-fixed SpecimensMay 08, 2006

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.

BOLNET Board of Directors MeetingMay 04, 2006

 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.

First Regional Barcoding Meeting in Cape Town, South AfricaApr 07, 2006

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

BOLNET Insect Working Group MeetingMar 31, 2006

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.

BOLNET Science Advisory Board MeetingMar 09, 2006

The Science Advisory Board for the Canadian Barcode of Life Network met at the University of Guelph. This meeting was hosted by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

BOLNET Fish MeetingFeb 03, 2006

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 the University of Guelph.

BOLNET Fungi Working Group MeetingDec 08, 2005

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.

BOLNET Protist Working Group MeetingDec 05, 2005

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.

BOLNET Plant Working Group Planning MeetingNov 11, 2005

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.

Eastern Great Lakes Molecular Evolution MeetingApr 20, 2005
First International Barcode of Life ConferenceFeb 07, 2005

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.

First International Conference for the Barcode of LifeFeb 07, 2005
PEET debate on barcodesSep 23, 2004
NCBI and CBOL form PartnershipSep 13, 2004
CBOL Opening MeetingMay 24, 2004
Belgium MeetingApr 26, 2004
Biosystematists MeetingApr 13, 2004
Barcoding TalkApr 06, 2004
Helminological Society MeetingApr 02, 2004
Barcoding TalkApr 02, 2004