Welcome to the 5th International Barcode of Life Conference Website!
We are happy to announce that 2013 is the 10 year anniversary of DNA barcoding and we plan to celebrate this milestone in Kunming, China. Two sister research institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS Kunming Institute of Botany and Kunming Institute of Zoology are pleased to be hosting this year’s conference.
The conference will consist of four days of plenary and parallel sessions. Preconference events, such as discussion meetings focusing on advances in sequencing and informatics techniques will be held on the Sunday before the conference. There is also a Training Course associated with the conference (max 20 delegates) (applications are now closed).
Past conferences have brought together participants from over 60 countries, including researchers, students, government officials, and representatives of NGOs and private companies. This year’s conference hosts, CAS Kunming Institute of Botany and Kunming Institute of Zoology, have provided a venue that hosts up to 500 participants.
We hope to see you in Kunming.
An Open Invitation from the Conference Chair
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany, Kunming Institute of Zoology and the Organizing Committee, I extend my warmest personal invitation for you to participate in the 5th International Barcode of Life Conference which will be held in Kunming, Yunnan, China from October 27-31, 2013.
The theme of the conference is “Global Change and the Barcode of Life: Challenges and Opportunities”. Like previous meetings, the 5th Conference will provide a very important opportunity for delegates from around the world to showcase and discuss scientific advances in DNA barcoding and the wide-ranging socio-economic applications made since the Adelaide Conference in 2011. It will also allow barcode researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, plan new research, and learn more about barcoding activities in China and other regions.
It is a great honor for us to host this conference. We will ensure that your stay in Kunming, the "City of Eternal Spring" and "Capital of Flowers", is memorable. We sincerely hope that you take this opportunity to enjoy the conference, our city and China. We look forward to meeting you in Kunming in October.
With best wishes,
De-Zhu Li, PhD FLS OBE