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2nd Canadian Barcode of Life Science Symposium
April 28-29th 2008, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada

2008 Symposium

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.

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
    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).

Royal Ontario Museum
University of Guelph
    Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
    Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding
    Department of Integrative Biology
    Guelph Institute for the Environment

Related Links:
International Barcode of Life Project
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)
Consortium for the Barcode of Life
The Barcode Blog

Royal Ontario Museum
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.

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