With its third international conference “GGBN 2018” taking place in Vienna from May 22nd to 25th, GGBN along with the accompanying organizing institutions will focus on topics related to the exploration of the wealth of diversity that is currently stored in biodiversity biobanks worldwide. Surrounding the main theme of “The International Day for Biological Diversity” proclaimed by the United Nations, sessions will cover agricultural, forest and environmental biodiversity and their characterization by state-of-the-art genomic, phenomic and molecular tools. This characterization process is a substantial part of any long-term strategy to ensure the preservation of biodiversity and thereby to secure the foundation for subsistence of mankind.
The main topics include:
Biodiversity – current challenges, future chances
Forest biological diversity – losses and gains
Why agricultural diversity matters
The hidden biodiversity
Amazing animals ex and in situ
Biodiversity Biobanks: Sampling & Preservation
Biodiversity Biobank Data and Analytics
ABS & Nagoya protocol
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