• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
TiBE 2020 | METABARCODING AND METAGENOMICS
December 09 - 11, 2020 | Virtual Event
2020-10-08
 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the 10th edition of TiBE - Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution Conference. This year, TiBE goes virtual!!

 

This is an annual meeting organized by CIBIO-InBIO, which aims to bring together senior researchers, post-graduate and graduate students working on the fields of biodiversity and evolutionary biology. In 2020, the aim of the meeting is to discuss cutting-edge findings in relevant topics related to metabarcoding and metagenomic techniques, and their application in ecological and environmental research, including biodiversity surveys, environmental assessment, ecosystem function and services, interaction networks and species autecology, among others.

 

TiBE2020 is organized by the CompBio and ApplEcol research groups, and it will be devoted to the methods and applications of METABARCODING AND METAGENOMICS in biodiversity, ecological and environmental research. At the same time, TiBE2020 will be the closing meeting of the ERA Chair project ENVMETAGEN – Capacity Building at InBIO for Research and Innovation Using Environmental Metagenomics, funded by the European Commission.

 

The meeting will discuss exciting developments associated with the advent of ever more powerful DNA sequencing technology, which are opening possibilities to explore the living world in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. During three afternoons, participants will discuss new opportunities, challenges and pitfalls of metabarcoding and metagenomic approaches, with examples provided by a wealth of case studies where these new techniques contributed decisively to improve our understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem patterns and processes. Moreover, participants will discuss the application of metabarcoding and metagenomics to foster new and more cost-efficient environmental assessment and monitoring programs. The conference will be held in an informal but stimulating scientific atmosphere, on an online platform that will foster networking opportunities and allows poster presentations. The program includes both plenary and short presentations from selected abstracts.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to present your work, and to interact and brainstorm with other members of the scientific community using metabarcoding and metagenomics for biodiversity, ecological and environmental research. Join us online this December!

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME:
The conference will be structured in three sessions, covering different topics. Each session will take place in the afternoon, starting at 2.30pm GMT.


Session 1: MOLECULAR SURVEYS OF BIODIVERSITY AND INVASIVE SPECIES

Keynote speaker: Mike Schwartz, National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation, USA
Invited speaker: Sara Peixoto, University of Hull, UK (former CIBIO member)
Invited speaker: Bastian Egeter, Nature Metrics, UK (former CIBIO member)


Session 2: NEXT GENERATION BIOMONITORING OF AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Keynote speaker: Agnès Bouchez, INRAE - Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement, France
Invited speaker: Filipa Martins, CIBIO-InBIO, Portugal
Invited speaker: Sónia Ferreira, CIBIO-InBIO, Portugal


Session 3: UNDERSTANDING SPECIES INTERACTIONS IN COMPLEX ECOSYSTEMS

Keynote speaker: Tyler Kartzinel, Brown University, USA
Invited speaker: Vanessa Mata, CIBIO-InBIO, Portugal
Invited speaker: Joana Paupério, CIBIO-InBIO, Portugal

 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
The conference will accept contributions in two formats: oral presentations and posters.
Oral presentations will consist of 15 minutes’ presentations followed by 5 minutes for discussion.

Posters will be presented as a short (2 minutes) video in a dedicated platform, online, allowing interaction with other participants.

Only registered participants are allowed as presenting authors.

Please, download the abstract submission template here.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract submission opens: October 1st, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: October 27th, 2020
Deadline for registration: November 20th, 2020

 

REGISTRATION FEES
CIBIO students (MSc and PhD) - free
CIBIO members - 25€
Students from other Institutions* - 25€
Other participants - 50€
* must present evidence of status.

 

REGISTRATION FORM
Click here to access the registration form.

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Nuno Fonseca
Pedro Beja
Sandra Aresta

 

 

More information will be added to this page as we get closer to the event starting date. Please do not hesitate to disseminate this event to all your contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

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