DNA barcoding has become a mainstay in modern biodiversity studies. This talk will examine the role in biology that it has had in the past 15 years and how well DNA barcoding has been integrated into taxonomy, ecology, evolution and conservation.
Rob De Salle works in molecular systematics, microbial evolution, and genomics. His current research concerns the development of bioinformatic tools to handle large-scale genomics problems using phylogenetic systematic approaches. Rob has worked closely with colleagues from Cold Spring Harbor Labs, New York University, and the New York Botanical Garden on seed plant genomics and development of tools to establish gene family membership on a genome-wide scale. His group also focuses on microbial genomics, taxonomy, and systematics. In particular, they approach tree-of-life questions concerning microbial life using whole genome information. He also dabbles in Drosophila systematics.
CSIRO Special Seminar - all welcome