Species Identification Made Easy
Explore DNA Barcoding, PCR, next generation sequencing and environmental DNA (eDNA), to monitor biodiversity and obtain precise species identification, authentication and traceability through online courses developed by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph.
- Introduction to DNA Barcoding – January 15 to March 9, 2018
- MetaBarcoding – Fall 2018
- Regulatory and Forensic Applications of DNA Barcoding – October 23 to December 1, 2017
- DNA Barcoding: Standard Operating Workflows – New course – March 19 to April 27, 2018
Who Should Take These Courses?
Researchers, educators, government regulatory staff, graduate students, forensic staff, lab technicians, museum collection staff, and related fields will gain practical knowledge and skills in DNA Barcoding and species identification and discovery.
Visit the Registration page for course fees, dates and the registration form. Take advantage of the early bird registration fee – register 30 days in advance.
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DNA Barcoding in the News
- U of G Technology Helping Monitor Health of All-Important Boreal Forest – Cutting-edge DNA metabarcoding technology can help speed up and improve the monitoring process.
- U of G Conducts First-Ever Sausage Mislabelling Study. The researchers found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of sausage samples selected from grocery stores across the country.
- The 7th Annual Barcode of Life Conference, November 20 to 24, 2017, at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
- Food from Thought – The University of Guelph receives $76.6 million to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture.
- Daily Image – A new image of a specimen from the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario’s expansive and continually growing collection will be posted here daily.
The online course is available to anyone interested in DNA barcoding.
The online course is offered several times each year.
Contact us for more information or find links to Biodiversity of Ontario DNA Barcoding