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Official launch of iBOL activates world’s largest biodiversity genomics initiative

Toronto – The largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken – an international effort to build a digital identification system for all life on Earth – will be officially activated this week.
The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) will be launched by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Glen Murray, during an event at Toronto’s CN [...]


Uncovering South Africa’s natural riches

2010 Toyota Enviro Outreach and International Barcode of Life will document life in biodiversity hotspots

Johannesberg – A fleet of 10 Toyota Hilux pickups carrying South African and Canadian researchers will set out from the University of Johannesberg September 20 on a 17-day expedition to document South Africa’s animal and plant species.
Although South Africa’s biodiversity is [...]


Big funding boost for iBOL

New grants raise total investment to $80m
The International Barcode of Life Secretariat has announced major new funding for the world’s largest biodiversity genomics project. iBOL Scientific Director Paul Hebert said that four Canadian agencies have made new commitments to iBOL totaling $35 million, raising total investments by these funders to $80 million (all figures [...]


BOLD leader wins Ebbe Nielsen Prize

 
Sujeevan Ratnasingham, the bioinformatics expert behind Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD), has won this year’s Ebbe Nielsen Prize from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
Ratnasingham, who is Informatics Director for the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph and co-lead of iBOL’s BOLD Working Group (WG 3.1), is the first Canadian winner of [...]


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