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Changes announced at iBOL

Governance streamlined; cost recovery for sequencing Recent reductions in science funding caused by the global financial crisis have necessitated two two major adjustments for the iBOL project – changes in the governance structure and partial cost recovery for sequencing at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. – Read the Full Announcement – PDF  


Enviro Outreach 2012 targets invasive species

Toyota expedition’s third barcode blitz in South Africa This year’s Toyota Enviro Outreach begins April 15 at the Klipbokkop Mountain Reserve and will run until April 27. The fleet of specially equipped Toyota 4WD vehicles will take researchers to several reserves in the western Cape region where they will collect specimens from a broad range […]


Daniel Janzen honoured with BBVA Foundation award

“Pioneer of the science of restoration ecology” Daniel Janzen, the eminent tropical ecologist and conservationist who became one of the earliest adopters and staunchest advocates of DNA barcoding and the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), has received the 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology. Announcing the €400,000 award […]


DNA barcode confirms harmful pest has landed in Germany

iBOL collaborator identifies insect invader German researchers working with the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) have produced the first genetic evidence that an invasive and highly destructive fruit fly is now present in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Researchers from the Bavarian State Collection in Munich used DNA barcoding to identify the spotted-wing Drosophila, […]


2011 Highlights Report released

Barcode community documents progress, discoveries The International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) and the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) are pleased to announce the release of Barcoding Life – Highlights 2011. The report describes a year of outstanding achievement for the global barcoding enterprise and includes sections on: – Barcode-based Discoveries – Helping […]


Darwin’s butterflies?

Spectacular species radiation in the Caribbean Pensoft Publishers News Release In one of the first taxonomic revisions of Neotropical butterflies that uses DNA barcoding, Andrei Sourakov (University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History) and Evgeny Zakharov (University of Guelph, Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario) uncovered a spectacular degree […]


PLoS One launches Mexico City collection

Proceedings of 3rd International Barcode of Life Conference The third International Barcode of Life Conference, held in Mexico City in 2009, witnessed an explosion of new applications of DNA barcoding across a rapidly expanding range of fields. The new PLoS ONE collection, Proceedings of the Third International Barcode of Life Conference, Mexico City, includes a […]


NSF award to engage students in iBOL

  California-based Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) has received an Education Innovation Award from the National Science Foundation to engage high school students in the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL). The award is to launch the Barcoding Life’s Matrix, a three-year project that will enlist high school students in building a reference DNA barcode library […]


Registration opens for Adelaide 2011

Submission deadline for abstracts extended to June 15 Registration is now open for the Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference in Adelaide. You can use the online form to register for the conference, book accommodation and reserve your place on one of the three tours arranged for the afternoon of Thursday, December 1. Delegates who […]


GBIF welcomes iBOL as Participant

Strategic plan to access genomic data The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to become an Associate Participant of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The MOU was signed by iBOL Executive Director, Peter Freeman, at the GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen on April 12. The photo shows Dr. […]


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