Online Metabarcoding Course – March 6 to 31, 2023

It is time again for my online Metabarcoding course:This course provides an overview of the state of current technology and the various sequencing platforms used. It consists of a series of online lectures and research exercises and will go over 4 weeks but is designed in a fashion that you can go through course content...

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Ecological Genomics, University of Guelph, Canada

I am looking for a new Postdoctoral Fellow. Here the official posting:Land AcknowledgementThe University of Guelph resides on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize this gathering place where we work and learn is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our acknowledgement of...

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Research support program La Tribuna in Colombia.

Great video about the research support program La Tribuna in Colombia.An exemplary participatory science exercise: This video shows how the inhabitants of this region become 'biomonitors', people from the local community who, by sharing their expertise, generate a dialogue of traditional knowledge with students from different universities in Colombia. In turn, they learn about modern...

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Job announcement – NINA, Norway: Bioinformatician with focus on eDNA and DNA-metabarcoding

 NINA is among Norway’s largest applied ecology research institutes with approximately 300 employees. NINA´s staff conducts natural and social science research related to interactions between humans and nature. The company’s head office is located in Trondheim, adjacent to the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) Gløshaugen campus. NINA also has satellite offices in Oslo, Lillehammer,...

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Course: Introduction to DNA Barcoding

 Instructor - yours truly.Early bird deadline - register soon!The use of DNA Barcoding continues to enhance species identification and biodiversity conservation. Stay up-to-date with the latest research and join the growing industry with Introduction to DNA Barcoding.Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from prominent DNA researcher Dirk Steinke as he guides you through a variety of topics that showcase the different applications of DNA Barcoding.Course dates: January 17 to March 13, 2022Don't forget to register by December 18, 2021 and save…

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MSc position, Bees@School project – Fall 2021

 Changing wild bee species distributions and pollination service shiftsA MSc graduate student position is available in my research group in the Department of Integrative Biology at the College of Biological Sciences - University of Guelph. Research in our group focusses on biodiversity genomics and the development of metabarcoding and metagenomic approaches for biodiversity research. We seek not only information on how communities are composed but also how its members are interconnected and interdependent. In addition to simply counting…

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Online Metabarcoding Course – March 1 to 28, 2021

A reminder that this course will start in a little over a month. The deadline for Early bird registration is January 31st to receive a discount. I have updated course content to include the newest HTS technology and methods such as metagenomics and transcriptomics. Throughout the course, we will explore:High throughput sequencingMetabarcoding/MetagenomicsMetabarcoding analyticsRecent applicationsThe course consists of a series of online lectures, research exercises, and group discussions where you have a chance to review the state of current technology,…

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Metabarcoding remote learning course – March 01, 2021 to March 28, 2021

I will be teaching our Metabarcoding course again coming March (March 01, 2021 to March 28, 2021).This course will provide an overview of the state of current technology and the various sequencing platforms used. The course consists of a series of online lectures and research exercises introducing different aspects of metabarcoding and metagenomics. We will also touch on the suite of bioinformatics tools available for sequence analysis and data interpretation. The course goes over 4…

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Important message from the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

 WoRMS needs YOU!  WoRMS is a highly collaborative effort of over 500 involved experts, but we need all users – taxonomists, ecologists and non-scientists – to help us to keep WoRMS up-to-date and correct. If you find an error or an omission, please get in touch with us directly. Direct contact can fix errors a lot faster and more efficient than the WoRMS Team having to learn about these through peer-reviewed publications. The World Register of Marine…

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A new stalk-eyed fly: Teleopsis sorora

Stalk-eyed flies have eyestalks on which their eyes are mounted. These projections stick out from the sides of the head. Both males and females have eyestalks, but hey are much longer in males. Species are growing up to a cm in length and are known to feed on both decaying plants and animals.Todays new species was found around Kandy, a major city in Sri Lanka. It is considered the sister species of Teleopsis ferruginea, hence the name…

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