Public Symposium
DNA Barcoding of Marine Biodiversity (MarBOL)
Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Thursday, May 21, 2009


9:15 am           Welcome – S. Nishida (ORI, University of Tokyo)

9:30 am           S. Song, W. Shiwei, L. Chaolun (Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
DNA barcodes of zooplankton from the Chinese coastal areas

10:00 am         S.A. Khan, C.P. Kumar, P.S. Lyla, S. Murugan (Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India)
DNA barcoding the marine fishes of Parangipettai waters (India)

10:30 am         Coffee Break

11:00 am          A. Bucklin, L.B. Bercial, B.D. Ortman, L.M. Nigro (Department of Marine Science, University of Connecticut)
DNA barcodes for North Atlantic zooplankton: Current status and future applications for ecosystem monitoring

11:30 am          N. Utsuki, U. Jinbo, M. Ito (University of Tokyo; Japanese Barcode of Life Initiative)
Activities and projects on DNA barcoding in Japan

12:00 pm         Lunch

1:30 pm           M. Miya (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba)
Deep-sea mystery solved: Astonishing larval transformations and extreme sexual dimorphism (plus DNA sequences) unite three fish families

1:50 pm           E. Goetze (University of Hawaii at Manoa)    
On species discovery using molecular data

2:10 pm           F. Pradillon (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
Whose larvae? In situ hybridization methods for the identification of marine early-life stages.

2:40 pm           Coffee Break

3:00 pm           L. Amaral-Zettler, P. Neal, S. Huse, M.L. Sogin (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole)
The International Census of Marine Microbes: Unveiling the ocean’s hidden majority through community 454 tag pyrosequencing

3:20 pm           K. Barott, R.V. Thurber, F. Rohwer (San Diego State University)
Understanding the role of viruses on coral reefs through metagenomics

3:40 pm           K. Hamasaki, A. Taniguchi (University of Tokyo)      
Diversity of active microbial communities in the South Pacific Ocean revealed by bromodeoxyuridine labeling and 454 tag sequencing technology

4:00 pm           R. Machida, H. Miyamoto, S. Nishida (University of Tokyo)
Zooplankton metagenomics and its comparison with Chaetognatha barcode data

4:20 pm           K. Kogure (ORI, University of Tokyo) – Comments and welcome to Poster Viewing

4:30 pm           Reception and Poster Session

5:30 pm           Adjourn