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African partnership initiative launched

Bringing together barcode researchers and users Triangle Barcoding Partnerships for Africa (TBPA) brings together biodiversity research institutes and potential users of DNA barcodes to create barcoding laboratories in Africa. The TBPA initiative’s first task is to identify partner institutions that are committed to becoming active barcoding research centers and support their efforts to identify high-priority […]


Tracking the tsetse with barcodes

DNA analysis helps to optimize control measures By Johnny Roberts* In appearance, it is not unlike a common housefly, but there the similarity ends. The blood-sucking African tsetse fly (including all species in the Glossina genus) transmits Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, making it one of the world’s most dangerous disease vectors.


Fabian Haas

  Head of Biosystematics Support Unit, African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya fhaas@icipe.org http://www.icipe.org/home/197.html?task=view


Kenya

National Node National Organization Kenya Barcode of Life (KenBOL) SSC Representative Daniel Masiga International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) SSC Alternate Helida Oyieke National Musuems of Kenya (NMK) Vision A community of scientific enterprise applying DNA barcoding for research and management of biodiversity. Mission To expand the application of DNA Barcoding to the […]


Helida Oyieke

Kenya alternate Director, Centre for Biodiversity, National Museums, Nairobi Web: Profile Email: oyiekeh@yahoo.com


Daniel Masiga

Kenya representative Chair, WG1.4 – Animal Parasites, Pathogens & Vectors Head of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya Web: Professional profile Email: dmasiga@icipe.org


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