Details of contact person:
Name: Joachim Mergeay Function: Research group leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone number: +32 499 942 942
The research group is not specifically focused on a taxonomic group; instead we study genetic aspects of biological conservation for a wide range of organisms. We have DNA sequencing facilities (PCR machines, DNA extraction robot, ABI 3500 capillary DNA sequencer) and dedicated technical staff to operate the machines.
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Gaverstraat 4, 9500 Geraardsbergen
Research activities related to DNA barcoding:
We generate DNA barcodes from a range of non-model organisms in the framework of phylogenetic and phylogeographic research, as well as for verification of species identity when cryptic species are known/suspected, or when morphological discrimination is likely inadequate, or when environmental samples (water, faeces, ...) are taken that hold DNA of unknown origin that needs to be identified.