Species Identification Made Easy
An online course in DNA Barcoding
- Gain an understanding of DNA-based species identification and discovery.
- Review the historical framework for species identification and learn why DNA barcoding presents an advance in the identification of existing species and discovery of new species.
- Explore barcode workflows and applications in food safety, pest and health management, bio-surveillance, habitat monitoring, ecology, and conservation biology and evolution.
This online course discusses basic knowledge of genetics and the selection of particular molecular markers as standards to identify different taxonomic groups. Use this information to analyze DNA barcode data and interpret the results. Course units will showcase different applications of DNA barcoding with a focus on socio-economic issues.
Course Dates: 2014 dates to be announced.
Who Should Take This Course?
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.
DNA Barcoding in the News
- World Centre for DNA Barcoding, Biodiversity Genomics Opens - The global hub for DNA barcoding research is now bigger and better than ever. (July 5, 2013)
- DNA Barcoder Applies Science to Life and Death - Forensics specialist helped solve murder cases (June 28, 2013)
- DNA Barcoding Can Identify Unwanted Pests – Guelph researchers develop app to help Ontario greenhouse industry (June 11, 2013)
- BIO Covers Globe with Bug Traps - International project builds Barcode of Life database (February 19, 2013)
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