2nd Canadian Barcode of Life Science Symposium
April 28-29th 2008, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada
The conference highlighted key advances in a DNA barcode-based approach to biodiversity recognition, including recent bioinformatic developments. Taking place over two days, the conference addressed what is known of barcodes for both Canadian and global biodiversity. The impacts of this knowledge were examined in terms of both technology development and the implications for scientific and public policy.
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
Keith Seifert (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) - Fungi
Gary Saunders (University of New Brunswick) - Protists
Registration included 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.
For more information about the symposium, please refer to the Science Symposium Agenda (pdf).
Photo courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum
For more information about the First Scientific Symposium, including a photo gallery and all posters and presentations given during the symposium, please follow this link.