Biomonitoring 2.0 team publishes NGS biodiversity results in PNAS

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The Biomonitoring 2.0 team published their latest findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. The Gibson et al. study continues the teams’ research into timely, cost-effective approaches to identifying the contents of species-rich mixed… Read More

Student and PostDoc presentations at the OE3C

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The Hajibabaei Lab was well represented at the Ontario Ecology Evolution and Ethology Colloquium (OE3C) held May 8-10th, 2014 at the University of Guelph. Students, post docs, and faculty from universities all over the province (as well as… Read More

Keys to the Minibar

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An article in The Scientist about mini-barcodes and their awesome uses! Keys to the Minibar

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Our lab members had great success in wining major scholarships. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients: Joel Gibson: NSERC PDF (2013-2015) Ian King: MITACS PDF (2013-2015) Gina Capretta: NSERC MSc (2013-14) Nicole Fahner: NSERC MSc (2013-14) We also congratulate… Read More

Mehrdad Hajibabaei to deliver public lecture at “Genomics: The Power and the Promise”

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Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei will be presenting a public lecture at 11:15am on Wednesday, November 28th, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. The public lecture is part of “Genomics: The Power and the Promise”, a Gairdner… Read More

Environmental Barcoding in the Costa Rican Tropical Dry Forest: Hajibabaei Lab research in the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

In the latest example of the Hajibabaei Lab’s ongoing work with the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), masters’ student Lisa Ledger and  Steven Blewett, a volunteer research assistant have just returned from a one week field study of… Read More

Paper – The golden age of DNA metasystematics

Mehrdad Hajibabaei has published a new paper entitled “The golden age of DNA metasystematics” in the journal Trends in Genetics. From the Summary: “The convergence of next-generation sequencing and DNA barcoding has sparked a golden age of ‘DNA… Read More

Hajibabaei Lab well represented at Evolution 2012 meeting

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Evolution 2012, a joint conference of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, was… Read More

Hajibabaei Lab Featured in Nature

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Mehrdad Hajibabaei was featured in a news article in Nature this month. The article introduces Environmental DNA barcoding and can be found online here.

Paper – Next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental DNA research

Recent publication on the applicability of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental DNA research in Molecular Ecology’s special issue on Environmental DNA. This review is written by Shadi Shokralla, Jennifer Spall, Joel Gibson and Mehrdad Hajibabaei of the Hajibabaei… Read More