U of G on Tour: Biodiversity, Insect Collection and DNA Barcoding

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Centre for the Biodiversity Genomics


Ever wonder how DNA is determined and used to identify species? Meeting at the entrance to the Centre for the Biodiversity Genomics, building 135, starting at 12 pm, this 60-minute tour will include a review of DNA barcoding processes and a visit to the Centre’s insect collection. Limited to 10 participants.

Did you know?

U of G Scientist Dr. Paul Hebert, founder of the Centre for the Biodiversity Genomics has received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Earth and Environmental Science for 2024. Known as “the father of DNA barcoding,” Hebert receives the medal in recognition of groundbreaking work creating a technology that identifies species using a tiny segment of DNA, in the same way a barcode identifies a product at a supermarket. Read the full news article!


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About the Facilitator

Dr. Dirk Steinke, Associate Director, Analytics - Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

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