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Workshop on DNA barcoding

EPPO Headquarters, Paris, 2017-10-09/13


A workshop ‘Use of DNA barcoding, from theory to practice’, organised in the framework of the Euphresco project PRACTIBAR, will be held on 2017-10-09/13 at the EPPO Headquarters, in Paris, France. The workshop will start at 13h00 on Monday October 9th and finish at 16h00 on Friday October 13th. A draft agenda will be posted here in due course.



DNA barcoding is increasingly used as a diagnostic tool in phytosanitary laboratories. The EPPO Standard PM7/129 ‘DNA barcoding as an identification tool for a number of regulated pests’ was published on 2016-11-28 and provides guidance on the use of the DNA barcoding protocols in support of the identification of a number of regulated pests and invasive plant species comparing DNA barcode regions with those deposited in public sequence databases. This workshop builds on the recommendations of the EU and Euphresco projects ‘Quarantine organisms Barcoding of Life (QBOL)’ and ‘DNA Barcoding - Optimizing and validating DNA barcoding protocols for plant pests’ and will provide information on the most recent advancements on the method and will allow potential users of DNA barcoding to be trained on tools for data analysis, that can critically influence the outcomes of DNA barcoding for pest identification.



Registration will be confirmed by the 2017-07-15. Please note that participation is limited to 16 participants to optimize the training and the follow-up proficiency test. Priority will be given to organisations that are involved in the Euphresco project 2016-A-217. If expressions of interest for the workshop will exceed the number of places available, additional workshops will be organised in the Netherlands (Europe) and in North America in 2018. A registration fee of 50 EUR is requested. It will cover coffee breaks and four lunches.

Venue and accommodation

The Workshop will take place at the EPPO Headquarters: 21 Bd Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France.

Please note that participants should make their own hotel booking. A list of hotels nearby EPPO Headquarters is provided in the EPPO visitor handbook .


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