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Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) and the Instituto Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) invite you to join us in Mexico City during the week of 7-13 November 2009 for the Third International Barcode of Life Conference. DNA barcoding has come a long way since September 2007, when we met in Taipei for the Second International Barcode of Life Conference. CBOL now has 200 Member Organizations from 50 countries, and the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) has attracted participants from around the world. Mexico has established MexBOL, a national barcoding network, and is positioned to be a regional node for iBOL. There are now more than 600,000 DNA barcode records representing more than 58,000 species in BOLD and data are accumulating at an accelerating pace. Please join us in November to learn the latest developments and join the global barcoding initiative.

The conference will be held at the headquarters of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in a new conference facility with a stunning view of Mexico City. There will be three days of pre-conference workshops, including two full-day short courses that will introduce participants to the lab protocols of DNA barcoding and the management and analysis of barcode data. The week of events will culminate in a barcoding event for the public in UNAM’s Science Museum. (see Overall Conference Agenda)

Registration will be limited by the capacity of the conference venue, so please consider registering soon to ensure your place at the conference. Please continue to check this website as we add information (see Important Dates), and sign up for the conference mailing list to receive future notices.

We look forward to seeing you all in Mexico City in November!


David Schindel
CBOL Executive Secretary

Patricia Escalante
Conference Chairman

Scott E. Miller
CBOL Chairman


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