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

The Plant.ID Seminar Series presents modern molecular tools for identifying plants and shows the most current developments in the field.

There are 5 seminars each revolving around a specific topic. They are free, online, and take place once a month from February to June.


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
15:00 Introduction by chair

Yannick Woudstra (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)


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

Maurizio Mascarello (Meise Botanic Garden)

15:25 Innovative tools for monitoring illegal hardwood timber trade

Mehrdad Jahanbanifard (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

15:45 Break
16:00 Is digital sequence information the missing link to tackling illegal plant trade?

Carly Cowell (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

16:30 Ethnobotany of traded Aloe species in Tanzania

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

17:00 End


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

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Molecular monitoring: Plant product quality and the environment
14:00 Introduction 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 Molecular tools for early detection of invasive aquatic plants, and identification of cryptic invasive macrophytes

Joanna Freeland (Trent University)

15:30 Analytical 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
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