Plant.ID Seminar Series: Molecular identification of plants for science and society

The goal of the Plant.ID Seminar Series is to present modern molecular tools for identifying plants and to show the most current developments in the field. We hope the seminar series will create a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

The series consists of 5 seminars each revolving around a specific topic. The seminars are free, online, and take place once a month from February to June.

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Thursday February 25, 14:00-16:00 CET

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Biodiversity time travels: The use of historical plant genomes in biodiversity research
14:00 Introduction by chairs

Margret Veltman (University of Oslo) &

Nataly Canales (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 A retrospective view on plant genetic diversity using ancient DNA

Hernán Burbano (University College London)

14:35 The Victorian parlour plant and the survival of the unfit

Thibauld Michel (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)

14:55 Break
15:10 Inferring the population genomics of an invasive weed through time

Vanessa Bieker (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

15:30 Vintage genomics: Tracing wine grape varieties through time

Jazmín Ramos Madrigal (University of Copenhagen)

16:00 End

Zoom link: https://uio.zoom.us/j/69072462488?pwd=SHVNZmFYR1NHdXQzNkx5VVRzWmI2UT09


Thursday March 25, 14:00-16:00 CET

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Modern tools and old methods: Descriptive taxonomy and phylogeny
14:00 Welcome by chair

Stephen Garrett (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 Polyploid genomes, the Achilles heel of molecular taxonomy?

Anne-Sophie Quatela (University of Gothenburg)

14:25 Species - a taxonomic category distinct from the lineage concept

Ntwai Moiloa (University of Gothenburg)

14:45 Break
15:00 Describing signals of phylogeny and molecular evolution across swathes of genomic data

David Duchêne (University of Sydney/Australian National University)

15:30 TBA

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16:00 End

Zoom link: https://uio.zoom.us/j/63712315750?pwd=MlB3Yi9BYm9Rb1p0eWs2YTBPbS9wZz09


Thursday April 22, 14:00-16:00 CET

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Proxy wars: Molecular tools for reconstructing diets and environments
14:00 Welcome by chair

Physilia Chua (University of Copenhagen)

14:05 Ground-truthing soil eDNA vegetation assessment: a blast from the past

Maria Ariza (University of Oslo)

14:25 Proxy comparisons in ancient megafaunal dung samples

Marcel Polling (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

14:45 Break
15:00 TBA

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15:30 The trophic ecology of large herbivores

Tyler Kartzinel (Brown University)

16:00 End

Zoom link: https://uio.zoom.us/j/65764888714?pwd=dGYydmtTVzl5dzI3ZkRtODdMNzArdz09


Thursday May 27, 15:00-17:00 CET

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Tracing trade: Crossing the border between taxonomy and forensics against illegal plant trade
14:00 Welcome by chair

Yannick Woudstra (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

14:05

Genome skimming reveals novel plastid markers for the identification of illegally logged African trees

Maurizio Mascarello (Meise Botanic Garden)

14:25 Innovative tools for monitoring illegal hardwood timber trade

Mehrdad Jahanbanifard (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

14:45 Break
15:00 Is digital sequence information the missing link to tackling illegal plant trade?

Carly Cowell (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

15:30 Ethnobotany of traded Aloe species in Tanzania

Siri Abihudi (Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology)

16:00 End

Zoom link: https://uio.zoom.us/j/63954214368?pwd=UWJMTndHTHI2dDBPNW83RTZSUGZqQT09


Thursday June 24, 14:00-16:00 CET

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Molecular monitoring: Plant product quality and the environment
14:00 Welcome by chair

Bastien Anthoons (Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas)

14:05 Low-copy nuclear markers to improve taxon delimitation in taxonomically problematic diatom complexes

Ozan Çiftçi (BaseClear)

14:25 DNA barcoding, metabarcoding and chemical profiling of Chinese herbal medicine

Felicitas Mück (University of Oslo)

14:45 Break
15:00 TBA

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15:30 Molecular methods for herbal medicine authentication and the need for standardization in the regulation of the global supply chain

Anthony Booker (University of Westminster)

16:00 End

Zoom link: https://uio.zoom.us/j/66299317984?pwd=dlJPM3RjZkx3NFhuTFhudGxYWS9EUT09

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