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WG 2.1 – Methods and Technologies

Major advances in sequencing technology and barcode methodologies over the past five years have simplified the task of barcode acquisition and lowered its cost. This working group will focus on two areas of research: new Sanger sequencing techniques for obtaining barcodes from difficult samples, including those held in museums and herbaria; and the use of […]

Barcoders welcome new rulesfor shipping specimens

‘Dangerous goods’ classification removed The DNA barcoding community is welcoming the news that natural history specimens shipped via commercial air will no longer be classified as “dangerous goods.” In a press release, the Natural Science Collections Alliance said that the new policy, issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), also removes a requirement for […]

Scott Miller

Papua New Guinea alternate Vice-chair, WG2.2 – Museum Life Office of the Under Secretary of Science, National Museum of Natural History,Washington DC, USA Web: Profile Email:

Freek Bakker

Chair, WG2.2 – Museum Life Assistant Professor, Biosystematics Group, Wageningen University, Wageninen, The Netherlands Web: Profile Email:


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