ForBio and course: The third DNA metabarcoding spring school

DNA metabarcoding is a rapidly evolving method for assessing biodiversity from environmental DNA. It has a wide range of applications: biodiversity monitoring, animal diet assessment, reconstruction of paleo communities, among others.

In 2014, the school is divided into two parts. The first four days (31 March - 3 April 2014) will consist of a series of lectures and bioinformatics practicals introducing different aspects of DNA metabarcoding. Bioinformatics practicals will introduce data analysis from raw sequences to basic ecological conclusions.

The course will be followed by a 2-day workshop (4 - 5 April 2014) opened to all researchers involved in DNA metabarcoding projects wishing to present their results.

To find out more about the third DNA metabarcoding spring school 2014 in Tromsø and how to register please visit its website:

Registration deadline 12 January 2014.

Contact Sergei Drovetski ( for more information.

Published Nov. 29, 2013 10:54 AM