The DNA Barcode Data Analysis Initiative (DBDAI):
Developing Tools for a New Generation of Biodiversity Data

July 6 - 8, 2006
The National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

Javier Cabrera, Rutgers University,
Fred Roberts, DIMACS,
David Schindel, National Museum of Natural History,
Michel Veuille, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle,

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.

This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).

This workshop is jointly sponsored with the ESF program Integrating population genetics and conservation biology: merging theoretical, experimental and applied approaches (ConGen).

This workshop is an activity of the Data Analysis Working Group of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life. For more information about the activities of this working group, see

Workshop Program:

Thursday, July 6, 2006 

 2:00 -  2:30  David SCHINDEL - Secretary of the CBOL 	
               Welcoming address 
 2:15 -  2:30  Michel VEUILLE - Chair of the DAWG 	
               Opening of the meeting 

 2:30 -  3:00  Voelker LOESCHKE - ESF 	
               The CON-GEN program 

 3:00 -  3:45  José M. BAUTISTA - FishTrace consortium / Complutense University of Madrid, Spain 	
               Fish barcoding from the FishTrace database: the control gene, the data validation 
               analysis and the backup reference biological data 

 3:45 -  4:15  break 

 4:15 -  5:00  Mehrdad HAJIBABAEI - University of Guelph, Canada 	
               Google Gene: searching for DNA barcode sequences using Google search engine 

 5:00 	       Group visit of the vertebrate collections 

Friday, July 7, 2006 

Chair : Donal Hickey 

10:00 - 10:45  Michael J. HICKERSON - University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, USA 	
               Quantifying uncertainty in species discovery with approximate Bayesian 
               computation (ABC): single samples and recent radiations 

10:45 - 11:30  Kasper MUNCH - University of Copenhagen, Denmark 	
               Bayesian DNA barcoding 

11:30 - 12:00  break 

12:00 - 12:45  Eric BAZIIN - University of Montpellier II, France 	
               MtDNA variation and effective population size 

12:45 -  1:45  Lunch 

 1:45 -  2:30  Bogdan PASANIUC - University of Connecticut, USA 	
               DNA Barcode Data Analysis: Boosting Assignment Accuracy by 
               Combining Distance- and Character-Based Classifiers 

 2:30 -  3:15  Frederic AUSTERLITZ - Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Orsay, France 	
               Comparing phylogenetic and statistical classification methods for DNA barcoding 

 3:15 -  3:30  break 

 3:30 -  4:15  Indra Neil SARKAR - American Museum of Natural History, USA 	
               Automated Barcoding Using the Characteristic Attribute Organization System 

 4:15 -  5:00  Zaid ABDO - Deparment of Biology, McMaster University, Canada 	
               A step towards barcoding life I: A new method to assign genes to preexisting species groups 

 5:00 	       Group visit of the arthropod and insect collections of the MNHN with the curators 

Saturday, July 8, 2006 

Chair : David Schindel 

10:00 - 10:45  Jessica RACH - TiHo Hannover, ITZ Ecology & Evolution, Germany 	
               Character-based DNA barcoding for identifying conservation units in Odonata 

10:45 - 11:30  Damon LITTLE - The New York Botanical Garden, USA 	
               A comparison of algorithms for identification of specimens using 
               DNA barcodes: examples from gymnosperms 

11:30 - 11:45  break 

11:45 - 12:30  Birgit GEMEINHOLZER - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germany 	
               Possibilities and limitations of sequence similarity and homology search tools 
               implemented in molecular nucleotide databases for organism identification 

12:30 -  1:30  Lunch 

 1:30 -  2:30  Donal HICKEY - Concordia University, Canada 	
               DNA Barcoding of Fungi: a Feasibility Analysis 

 2:30 -  3:00  Javier CABRERA - Department of statistics, Rutgers University, USA 	
               An MLE-based clustering method on DNA barcode 

 3:00 -  3:45  Tim BARRACLOUGH - Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus 	
               Biological inferences from barcoding data (optional) 

 3:45 -  4:15  break and discussion 

 4:30  	       Organization and agenda of the DAWG closure at 5:00 

Each talk should be 30 min long, plus 3 minutes of discussion  

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