Biodiversity Informatics and the Barcode of Life
May 29-30, 2007, at Aarhus University, Denmark
Organisers: DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility, Aarhus University & The Natural History Museum of Denmark
Information about the conference
This conference is funded through a grant from The Danish Natural Science Research Council of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Content 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
See Programme for further details.
DNA barcoding is a DNA-based technique with wide-ranging practical and scientific implications, which promises to revolutionize the way we identify species.
DNA barcodes will make it possible quickly to
monitor the spread of human disease vectors;
monitor the spread of agricultural pests and invasive species;
identify alien foodstuff;
recognise and monitor detrimental biological bacteria and viruses etc. spread on purpose in the environment (biosecurity);
recognise damaged species/fragments of species e.g. in forensics;
link life history stages and genders;
differentiating cryptic species;
identifying gut contents and droppings, thereby help unravel the structure of food webs;
flag potentially unknown species;
create a novel link to other types of biodiversity informatics data.
For more information, click this link: Barcoding information.
The conference is open to all. Anyone with interest in biodiversity, barcoding, taxonomy and related subjects is welcome to sign up for conference participation via the online registration and payment form. Apart from the invited national and international guest speakers, we expect participation from the DanBIF network members, their internal research associates including students, DanBIF associates, researchers and members of international biodiversity related scientific fora, etc.
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