Third Regional Meeting
19-20 March 2007
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) held a regional meeting in Campinas, Brazil from 19-21 March 2007 to discuss the potential uses of “DNA barcoding” in the several areas related to Biodiversity in the Neo-tropical region. The meeting was co-sponsored by BioNET INTERNATIONAL, the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology (MCT/PPBio), the Brazilian Society for Progress of Science (SBPC), and the Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network (IABIN).
This meeting provided a unique opportunity to survey the DNA technology capacities of South American countries, and helped to determine the different needs and bottlenecks faced by each of the participant institutions. The experiences of each institution were shared through open discussions and helped to strengthen the South-South collaborative initiatives in DNA sequencing, biological collections, and database management.