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 http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/DNAInitiative/.
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