DanBIF Conference 2004: Conference on Molecular Biodiversity

March 11-12, 2004, at Geocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility

Scientific Committee and Conference Secretariat

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
    • Phylogeny
    • Phylogeography
  • 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?

Main sessions:

  • 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.


Speakers and poster abstracts

Participants list