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 – February 2017 – dates to be announced
- MetaBarcoding – October 3 to 28, 2016
- Regulatory and Forensic Applications of DNA Barcoding – October 31 to December 9, 2016
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
- World’s Oldest Scientific Journal Dedicates Issue to DNA Barcoding
- Download the June 2016 Barcode Bulletin (pdf)
- Federal Investment in Genomics Research – The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to create DNA barcoding tools for early detection of plant pests and mislabelled seafood.
- Oceana Reveals Mislabeling of America’s Favorite Fish: Salmon. DNA testing found that 43% were mislabeled.
- 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