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6th iBOL Conference

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Arne Beerman and Vasco Elbrecht have presented new research from the GeneStream project on the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference in Guelph (Canada). Arne Beermann compared morphological identifications and DNA barcoding of marcoinvertebrates and provided an overview of the state of DNA reference databases. Vasco Elbrecht presented new metabarcoding protocols, and stressed the issue that primer bias prevents the estimation […]

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Visiting Andres Aguilar (California State University)

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Monday last week, Vasco visited Andres Aguilar from California State University, to discuss eDNA methods for invasive species detection and metabardocing approaches. We would like to thank Andy for taking time and the RUB Research School for funding this research visit. Picture 1: Visiting Andys molecular laboratory.   Picture 2: Vasco Elbrecht (left) and Andres (Andy) Aguilar.

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SWS meeting 2015!

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We also presented our current metabarcoding research on the SWS Annual Meeting 2015 (Providence, Rhode Island, US). Vasco Elbrecht used this opportunity to talk with colleges from the university Guelph and other institutions about current research and future directions in DNA barcoding. We would like to thank the Rub Research School Plus for financing this stay. Video: This video summaries the metabardocing research we […]

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SFS 2015 meeting, USA

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Vasco presented results of our latest metabarcoding experiments and protocols on the Society for Freshwater Sciences, SFS 2015 in Milwaukee. Our DNA based method for biodiversity assessment in rivers works reliably, but we could show that it will be dificult to obtain abundance data on invertebrate species sampled. The paper has been formally accepted by […]

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GfBS Conference Bonn

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This week, Arne and Florian attend the Annual meeting of the Society for Biological Systematics (GfBS) in Bonn. Topic of the meeting is: “Demands for taxonomic expertise – for whom and in which format?” We will present results of the GeneStream project and Florian will give a plenary lecture with the title “Improvement of freshwater […]

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Entomology Congress Frankfurt

From March 2nd until March 5th the annual meeting of the German Society for general and applied Entomology (the largest Central-European entomological society) took place at Goethe University, Frankfurt (am Main). Steffen Pauls from the BiK-F Centre had organised an “Aquatic Entomology” session, in which Florian gave a talk on the topic “Can DNA based […]

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Akademientag 2014

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iSEQ Symposium

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The iSeq symposium for Methods and applications of Next Generation Sequencing in evolutionary research took place from the 13th to 14th of November in Leipzig. It was organised by the iDiv centre (http://www.idiv-biodiversity.de). More than hundred scientists from different German universities working with Next Generation Sequencing technics attended this meeting. Two members of the GeneStream […]

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DGL conference + Poster award

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The Annual Meeting of the German Limnological Society in Magdeburg is over. Beside many excellent talks and posters the conference offered a platform for scientific exchange with our colleagues and friends. We are in particular proud that Martina Weiss has been awarded a price for the best scientific poster (“Genetic diversity and connectivity in Gammarus […]

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DGL Meeting Magdeburg

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From the 29th of September until the 2rd of October we will attend the Annual Meeting of the German Limnological Society (DGL). The GeneStream Team will present new results from the project in five talks and two posters. Also, Florian will organize a special conference session on molecular biogeography and systematics on monday together with […]

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JASM Conference in Portland

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Some of us are in Portland (Oregon, USA) at the moment, participating in the large international  JOINT AQUATIC SCIENCES MEETING. Here, we present new scientific results in three talks and one poster. At the same time, the conference is perfect to meet many of our cooperation partners and friends and discuss ongoing and future project work. […]

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Talk at the 6th Groundwater conference

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IFWW price awarded

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Vasco Elbrecht has been awarded the Price of the Institute for the Advancement of Waterquality and Management (IFWW). His Master’s thesis about the genetic diversity and connectivity of the stonefly Dinocras cephalotes has been evaluated by a jury in a highly competitive two-step process. The award includes a prize money of 1500 €. Congratulations! The results have […]

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