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Event Third European Congress for the Barcode of Life - ECBOL3

ECBOL3: Barcoding of organisms of policy concern

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Period [17/09/2012 - 21/09/2012]
Event location Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts Hertogsstraat 1 - 1000 Brussel
Host The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
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Contact person The JEMU Team
Geographical coverage Europe,
Keywords barcoding,

The European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) invite you to join us for the 3rd ECBOL conference under the theme “Barcoding of organisms of policy concern”. The congress will take place at the “Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts” which is located in the historical center of Brussels, next to the Royal Palace and within walking distance (10 min) of the Brussels Central Railway station. The congress will adopt the format and style of previous ECBOL congresses. The congress organisation is in the hands of the Joint Experimental Molecular Unit (JEMU), the shared DNA barcoding research team of RBINS and RMCA, funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO).

The congress is financially supported by BELSPO, through JEMU, and the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO), through the “Belgian Network for DNA barcoding”, a collaborative network of 21 Belgian research groups and laboratories that are involved in DNA barcoding activities, and are also ECBOL and CBOL members.

The congress is open for all contributions in the field of DNA barcoding, and will comprise a papers session, plenary speakers, and a poster session with posters on display throughout the conference. The conference will run over three days during the week of 17-21 September (exact period has to be decided). It will start with an “icebreaker” at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) which is within walking distance of the congress venue. The scientific presentations are then planned in sessions on the following two and a half days. During  the poster presentation there will be a reception with typical Belgian appetizers and, of course,… a selection of Belgian beers!  The conference dinner will be on the last evening of the congress at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA). The meeting will also include a half-day meeting of the Network of European Leading Laboratories (NELL).

The congress organisers will try to arrange favorable deals for hotel accommodation with selected hotels in the city center of Brussels as close as possible to the congress venue, but participants can make their own arrangements. The congress venue is close to the Brussels Central Railway station, with international train connections from France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. There are also regular train and bus (No. 21) shuttles to Brussels International Airport. The congress venue is 100 m from metro station "Troon/Trône".

Congress fees will include registration, abstract book, icebreaker, congress dinner, lunches, drinks and the poster reception. There will be reduced fees for students and early bird registrations.

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