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GlobalECBOL 3 congress set for Brussels


Theme: Barcoding organisms of policy concern

The third congress of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL) - themed "Barcoding of organisms of policy concern" - will be held in Brussels from September 17-21, 2012.

ECBOL 3, co-sponsored by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), will take place in at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts.

The congress is being organized by the Joint Experimental Molecular Unit (JEMU), the shared DNA barcoding research team of RBINS and RMCA. Principal contacts for the organizing committee are Thierry Backeljau (RBINS) and Marc De Meyer (RMCA).

Financial support is being provided the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) through JEMU, and the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (FWO), through the Belgian Network for DNA barcoding, a collaborative network of 21 Belgian research groups and laboratories that are involved in DNA barcoding . The congress will comprise a papers session, plenary speakers, and a poster session.

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