In the framework of two programs on the Belgian national TV discussing the presence of bushmeat in Brussels, i.e. ‘PANO’ (made by VRT) and ‘On n’est pas des pigeons’ (made by RTBF), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and BopCo were contacted to perform DNA-based identifications of the meat pieces the journalists purchased.
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The reference library GenBank is a crucial tool in species identification by DNA barcoding. For the universal barcode region COI there are now over 2.5 million records publically available.
In case you missed out on the Stop Wildlife Trafficking Exhibition (9-11 July 2018) we have a nice overview below:
The European Parliament is organising an exhibition on the topic of Wildlife Trafficking, with the help of the BopCo team!
Coming up soon: LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting.
January 25th-26th 2018
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Ostend, Belgium.
Belgian researchers – including biologists from AfricaMuseum – will begin monitoring the presence of tiger mosquitoes in Belgium. Although native to Southeast Asia, the mosquito is spreading closer here, carrying viruses that can cause diseases like dengue or Zika fever.
The 2017 Zoology Congress is organized by the Wageningen University on Thursday 23th and Friday 24th of November on the topic of 'Genotype-phenotype map: from model systems to ecosystems'.
The African Centre for DNA Barcoding (ACDB) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) host the 7th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference from November 20 to 24, 2017. This event will be held in Skukuza, Kruger National Park within the heart of African wildlife.