The BeBoL workshop “New methods for old DNA” took place on 2 and 3 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Optimal DNA extraction methods for old biological material and next-generation sequencing library preparation protocols were presented to 66 participants from more than 25 research units. Here is the full program with a link to the pdf files of the presentations.
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Recent activities of BeBoL (highlighting the special issue on DNA barcoding) were presented in a poster at the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference (17-21 August 2015, Guelph, Canada). Other scientific abstracts were presented at this conference (2 oral presentations and 5 posters). Abstract of all communications (poster and oral presentations) of the conference (17-21 August 2015, Guelph, Canada) have been published by Genome, vol 58 and are accessible here.
The special issue entitled "DNA barcoding: a practical tool for fundamental and applied biodiversity research" has been published in Zookeys. This is a joint publication by the FWO research community “Belgian Network for DNA barcoding” (BeBoL) and includes, among others, contributions of members of the BeBoL network and participants of the ECBOL3 conference. All articles are available one the website of Zookeys with open access. The complete special issue (one single pdf file) is also available here.
Welcome to the Belgian Network for DNA Barcoding
The Belgian Network for DNA Barcoding (or BeBoL for Belgian Barcode of Life project) aims at establishing a research network that provides an integrated and multidisciplinary molecular systematic and DNA barcoding task force. The network will:
1. coordinate the efforts and knowledge in the field of molecular systematics and DNA barcoding in Belgium
2. exchange experience and provide training opportunities for people in the field of molecular systematics and DNA barcoding
3. stimulate joint reseach in animal and plant groups where molecular systematics and DNA barcoding play a pivotal role
4. centralize and integrate DNA barcoding activities in Belgium in international initiatives such as the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL) and the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL).
BeBol is supported by:
BeBol encourages publishing in the European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT), an international, fully electronic and Open Access journal, which complies with the EU Gold Open Access rules and Zookeys: