• 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
 

 

 

 
 
WORKSHOP ON MOLECULAR APPROACHES FOR MONITORING OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY
December 18, 2018 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal
2018-10-10
 

 

Assessment of biodiversity and ecological quality is of global importance in the monitoring of aquatic ecosystems, and is legally binding through the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD, 200/60/EC). High throughput DNA sequencing (HTS) has the potential to revolutionize the monitoring of ecosystems and biodiversity, but the uptake of molecular techniques in official monitoring programs at the national and regional scales has remained slow.


Organised under the scope of CIBIO-InBIO's EnvMetaGen project, in close collaboration with DNAqua-Net and the EDP Biodiversity Chair, this workshop will address the power of HTS techniques for assessing biodiversity and ecological quality in freshwater, transitional and marine waters, and provide information on how these techniques are starting to be used, in Portugal and across Europe and the USA, to address biomonitoring challenges, particularly those related to the WFD.


A full day of conferences and networking where scientists, industry and government agencies will provide examples of best practices in the implementation of these techniques in different countries, such as the United Kingdom, Finland and Germany, allowing to nurture the discussion on what steps would be needed to improve their application and overcome technical problems, and how to address policy and regulatory issues.

 

 

PROGRAMME

The final program will be published soon.

 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Florian Leese (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Ángel Borja (AZTI, Spain)
  • Bernd Hänfling (University of Hull, UK)
  • Rosetta Blackman (Eawag, Switzerland)
  • Jan Pawlowski (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Kristian Meissner (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)
  • Patricia Mergen (RMCA, Belgium)
  • Agnès Bouchez (INRA, France)
  • Taylor Wilcox (University of Montana, USA)
  • John Iwan Jones (Queen Mary University, UK)
  • Filipe Costa (University of Minho, Portugal)
  • João Pádua (Labelec, Portugal)
  • Ana Filipa Filipe (CIBIO-InBIO, Portugal)

 

 

REGISTRATION

You can pre-register by following the link.

Deadline: November 29, 2018

 

Participation is free of charge but places are limited!