Here is the list of the current members of the Belgian network for DNA Barcoding. If your research unit conducts projects related to DNA Barcoding, your are welcome to contact us. All members briefly presented their activities at the informal meeting “Towards a Belgian network of DNA barcoding laboratories” organized by JEMU on June 28th 2010.
Practical demonstration in the wetlab by K. Guschansky and T. van der Valk from the Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden.
This demo was part of the workshop "New methods for old DNA", which took place in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, 03 June 2016. This workshop was financed by the FWO Scientific Research Network "BeBoL, the Belgian Network for DNA barcoding". and organizedby by JEMU (supported by BELSPO).
Our last BeBoL workshop was on “Mitochondrial metagenomics: theory and practice”. It was organized on the 11th and 12th of December 2017 (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium.) by Physalia-courses.
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.
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.
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. Its role is to:
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: