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Dear ABOL community and biodiversity enthusiasts,

As we have already announced, this year’s ABOL meeting will take place on 6th and 7th of December at the Natural History Museum Vienna.

The first day of the conference (6.12.) is dedicated to the practice this year. Two workshops will be held – in the morning we want to address species connoisseurs with the topic “Collecting for ABOL – ABOL for collectors” (-> info sheet in German); the workshop “Biodiversity Monitoring with DNA: From Research to Application” in the afternoon is aimed at stakeholders, users and scientists (-> info sheet in German).
Both workshops will be held in German.

The scientific part on 7.12. takes place in English. We ask for submission of abstracts for talks and posters! (E-Mail to abol@nhm-wien.ac.at)

Participation in the workshops is free of charge! The conference fee for the scientific symposium on 7.12. is
EUR 20, – (payable locally, free for students).
We ask you to register until October 15, 2018 (also for participation in the workshops!)

On our conference website (-> www.abol.ac.at/abol-meeting-2018) all information about the conference are collected and updated!

We look forward to exciting contributions and an interesting conference!

Your ABOL coordination team

Dear ABOL community and interested people!

the registration for our annual ABOL meeting, which takes place on December, 6th and 7th at the Natural History Museum Vienna, is now open. Please send an e-mail to abol@nhm-wien.ac.at. This year talks and poster can be submitted. Please send your abstract to abol@nhm-wien.ac.at.

On Thursday, 6th, a workshop on the subject “eDNA and metabarcoding” will be held, which addresses stakeholder and users. Additionally a workshop for collectors and citizen scientists will be provided.

On Friday, 7th, talks and poster session take place (we ask for abstract submissions, see above).

The conference fee of 20 EUR can be paid on site. Sudents free!

Please save the date and share this information!

Best wishes,

your ABOL team

Dear ABOL community,

this year´s ABOL meeting will take place on 06-07 of December 2018 at the Natural History Museum Vienna. On Thursday 06 of December we want to organize a workshop on “eDNA and metabarcoding”, which is aimed at stakeholders. On Friday, scientific talks address the professional audience and the interested public.

Please save the date! Further information will be given in time.

Best wishes,

the ABOL-Team

Dear ABOL community & all interested people,

we would like to remind you that this years´ABOL meeting takes place on 20th and 21st of October in the Natural History Museum Vienna. We will look back at the past 3 years of the initial phase and especially look forward to the future of the ABOL-Initiative.

Two public talks will be held on the first day, followed the second day by more specific talks and reports as well as a panel discussion on DNA-barcoding. A detailed programm will be provided soon.

The contribution fee of € 15,- can be paid on site (free for students).

Please register per e-mail to Michaela Sonnleitner (abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com).

Looking forward to a lively and interesting meeting,

the ABOL team

Dear all

Pete Hollingworth of the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh is organizing a Meeting on “Sequencing Natural History specimens using NGS”.

It will take place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 with many reknown speakers from various DNA-Barcoding initiatives.

The Meeting is free – registrition is open till 05th of July.

Find enclosed the email of Pete.

Für alle Interessierten

Am 11. Juli findet in Edinburgh im Botanical Garden ein Meeting zu Sequenzierung von Museumsmaterial mittels NGS statt.

Organisiert wurde es von Pete Hollingworth – es kommen viele namhafte Leute v.a. aus der Barcodingszene

Hier das e-mail:

DNA Sequencing Natural History Specimens Using New Sequencing Platforms and Protocols

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK

Tuesday 11th July 2017

One day Meeting

Rapid developments in high-throughput sequencing platforms are providing a step change in the recoverability of DNA sequence data from natural history collections. Short-read massively parallel sequencers are intrinsically well suited to recovery of sequence data from the degraded DNAs typically present in natural history collections.

However, this field has been moving rapidly, and various groups have developed different approaches for how best to use these new technical advances.

This one day meeting will include talks focusing on two main questions:

  • What types of data can be routinely recovered from what type of material? (what can be done)
  • What protocols and platforms are proving most efficient? (how to do it)

Speakers include: Paul Hebert, Canada; Selina Brace, UK; Michelle Hart, UK; Sean Prosser, Canada; Pierre Taberlet, France; Alfried Vogler, UK; Guillaume Besnard, France; Freek Bakker, Netherlands; Sandy Knapp, UK.


Organiser: Pete Hollingsworth Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Registration is free including refreshments / lunch at the meeting

Please Register by the 5th of July at:



Any further questions, please contact Rachael Brewer R.Brewer@rbge.org.uk

Dear ABOL community,

this year´s ABOL meeting will take place on 20th and 21st of October 2017 at the Natural History Museum Vienna. The meeting marks the transition from the pilot phase to the overall project.

Please save the date! Further information will be given in time.

Best wishes,

the ABOL-Team

Liebe ABOL-Gemeinschaft!

Wir freuen uns, dass Sie bei der diesjährigen ABOL-Tagung wieder so zahlreich teilgenommen haben. Ein großes Dankeschön an alle Vortragenden, die von vielfältigen Seiten den diesjährigen Schwerpunkt  „Sammlungen und Sammeln“ vor allem im Hinblick auf DNA-Barcoding und der damit verbundenen Qualitätssicherung beleuchtet haben.

Wir hoffen, dass die Tagung gut und ausgiebig für Meinungsaustausch und Netzwerken genützt werden konnte. Um die fachliche Kommunikation innerhalb der Cluster zu erleichtern, werden auf Anregung interne Forum-Bereiche auf der Website eröffnet (mehr dazu in Kürze).

Eindrücke und Erinnerungen an das ABOL- Meeting in Linz finden Sie wieder in unserer Bildergalerie. Sollte Bedarf bestehen, ein Foto in höherer Auflösung zu bekommen, bitte einfach uns zu kontaktieren.

We are glad to present the final agenda for this years´ ABOL meeting!
Many thanks to all participants which agreed to give a talk at the meeting.
We look forward to a well attended and inspiring meeting as well as numerous poster presentations. Please register as soon as possible per e-mail to abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com.
Link to programm: tagung-2015-programm.pdf

Subsequent to the ABOL-Meeting the Schlossmuseum Linz houses the 82. Meeting of Entomologists.

Dear ABOL community,

the preliminary agenda for this year´s ABOL meeting which will be jointly organized with ZooBot (Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Österreich) and NOBIS Austria (Network of Biological Systematics Austria) is now available and can be downloaded here. Minor changes in schedule and talks still can occur. We will provide the final version as soon as possible. A new feature is the option to present posters or informations at info tables.

The meeting will take place at 5th and 6th of November 2015 at Schlossmuseum in Linz. There is no application deadline, however we ask you to register soon (e-mail to Michaela Sonnleitner abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com) to support the planning process. The conference language will be German.

Many thanks to the “OÖ Landesmuseum” for hosting our meeting and we look forward to interesting and inspiring sessions!

Austrian Barcode of Life-2015-05_06-Nov-2015-programm

This year again an ABOL-Meeting will be organized. It will take place from 5. to the 6. of November 2015, in the Schloßmuseum in Linz. We thank all people from the OÖ Landesmuseum for housing this years meeting and are looking forward to two days full of interesting and inspiring presentations and discussions.