Toronto talk: DNA Identification of Lepidoptera - Sat., Feb.24
cking at yorku.ca
Thu Feb 22 23:29:13 EST 2007
Some of you in the Toronto area may be interested in this talk at our
monthly meeting this Saturday at the University of Toronto.
THE QUEST FOR SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Paul Hebert is the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity at the
University of Guelph who has been much in the news lately. He is the
Director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and of the Canadian
Barcode of Life Network. His laboratory has developed a speedy method of
identifying species by DNA barcode. As a result The Consortium for the
Barcode of Life has been established with the aim of barcoding as many of
the world's 100+ million species as possible. More than 100 organizations
in 39 countries are participating.
Paul's laboratory is concentrating on identifying all the known North
American species of lepidoptera and has made excellent progress so far. He
will be sharing his experiences on this fascinating project with us.
You can check out his Barcode of Life web site at:
Our meeting is Saturday, February 24, at 1 p.m., in the chapel in Old Vic.
That is - Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Cres.
On the St. George Campus map at
http://oracle.osm.utoronto.ca/map/index2.html, it is VC (a short distance
south and east of the Museum subway stop).
Everyone is welcome. It should be a memorable talk.
Toronto Entomologists' Association
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