DanBIF Conference 2004: Conference on Molecular Biodiversity
March 11-12, 2004, at Geocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility
About this conference
The conference addressed these questions:
- What is molecular biodiversity? (genome, transcriptome, proteome, functional DNA data etc.)
- Bridges between molecular biodiversity and other levels of biodiversity, in particular diversity at the level of "whole organisms" and species, including but not limited to:
- DNA taxonomy
- Barcoding of species
- How do we manage molecular biodiversity, including its relations to other kinds of biodiversity information?
- What may we gain by connecting the different fields of biodiversity science?
- Session 1 – What is molecular biodiversity? - Presentation of the three molecular levels
- Session 2 – Linkages between molecular and organismic level biodiversity
- Session 3 – Use-cases, implementation and future application of linking molecular and organismic level biodiversity databases
The speakers put special emphasis on the connection between molecular biodiversity and diversity at "whole organism"/species level, and brought forward new and innovative views for further discussion.