@EPPOnews, 17 Jan. 2012:
A joint conference will be organised by QBOL project, the Dutch Plant Protection Service and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation in Haarlem (the Netherlands) on 21/25 May 2012.
Preliminary program and preregistration details have been just published. The Quarantine organisms Barcode Of Life project (QBOL) seeks to generate DNA barcode information for vouchered specimens of quarantine pests and form a publically available database.
Speakers at the conference are invited to givel oral or poster presentations regarding diagnostic methods in the different sessions and to contribute to development of a new diagnostic tool using DNA barcoding to identify quarantine organisms in support of plant health.