to the home page for the research efforts of Paul Hebert. This web site aims primarily
to provide a brief summary of past and current research and multimedia
projects in the lab, as well as individuals engaged in this work.
Construction of the new Biodiversity Institute of Ontario facility concluded October 2006. This facility houses the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) and the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD). In addition to these roles, BIO provides collection facilities and management, digital media and imaging, and a multimedia visualization theatre.
As the core DNA barcoding facility of the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL), the CCDB provides a high-throughput barcoding lab that is capable of processing upwards of 100K specimens per year. This streamlined process involves varied high-volume DNA isolation protocols, many optimized for use with robotic liquid handling systems. The core laboratory facility at the CCDB is equipped with the latest in high throughput equipment and instrumentation. Virtually all aspects of barcode generation are automated, from DNA extraction to sequencing.
The Barcode of Life Data (BOLD) Systems is an online workbench that aids in the collection, management, and analysis of DNA barcodes. This powerful platform now serves members of the barcoding community at scales ranging from individual researchers to international barcoding coalitions.
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