Open lectures: Potentials and pitfalls of DNA metabarcoding
Open lectures about potentials and pitfalls of DNA metabarcoding, organized by the research school Focus on Soils and Waters.
2019-03-25 09:00 - 12:30
"Dvalin" in the VHC house/building 5, ground floor Organiser:
Cooperation of SLU Research Schools FoSW and Ecology with the EU COST network DNAqua-Net Last signup date:
18 March 2019
Registration: please register until March 18 so that we know how much fika we need to order, by sending an email to Hannes Keck (email@example.com).
9.00-10.45 1st lecture by Tomas Roslin & Sari Peura: Making sense of biodiversity and barcoding
Tomas and Sari will give an introduction to barcoding, presenting molecular tools as the "new microscope" that open up entirely new worlds to use for biodiversity assessment, including challenges and case studies from microbes to larger organisms
11.00-12.30 2nd lecture by Florian Leese: From potential to performance: Steps towards the application of genetic methods in real-world biodiversity assessment programs
Florian will present the potential of barcoding for environmental assessment, the challenge to implement barcoding in current monitoring programs given legislative boundaries, and the importance that the EU COST network DNAqua-Net has for the harmonization of methods and interaction of researchers and stakeholders