Program

Day 1 – 22.5.2018 @ Natural History Museum

08:15 - 11:00Arrival, registration
08:30 - 10:30GGBN Executive Committee Meeting
11:00 - 11:10Welcome words by Ole Seberg, Chair of GGBN
11:10 - 11:40Opening lecture by Sandy Knapp (NHM London) - "The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not seen the world"
11:40 - 12:10Keynote by Mike Bruford (The Frozen Ark) - Population genomics in conservation and the emerging role of ex situ collections and biobanks.

12:10 - 13:00Lunch break

12:30 - 13:30GGBN Executive Committee Meeting, cont.
13:30 - 16:00Optional social events or free afternoon
Option 1: Guided tour Zoo Schönbrunn
Option 2: Guided tour through Vienna's Natural History Museum
Option 3: Guided city tour "Vienna for Beginners"
13:00 - 19:00 Nachmittag der Artenvielfalt – Wie steht es um Österreichs Biodiversität? Session in German, free entry. More information here.

Day 2 – 23.5.2018 @ BOKU

08:30 - 11:00Arrival, registration
09:15 - 10:40Session 1 – Biodiversity – current challenges, future chances
09:15 - 09:40Jan Habel (invited speaker) - Conservation in fragile ecosystems of East Africa - Ecological and sociological perspectives
09:40 - 09:55Jon Coddington – Global genomic resources for biodiversity research
09:55 - 10:10Felipe Garcia – Colombia Bio: current challenges and future chances of Colombian biodiversity
10:10 - 10:25Andrew C. Iloh – Creating the Nigerian Consortium for GGBN: The journey so far
10:25 - 10:40Jinfeng Zhou – Current Approaches Made by the CBCGDF on Genetic Conservation of Endangered species in China

10:40 - 11:10Coffee break & poster and company exhibition

11:10 - 12:50Session 2 – Forest biological diversity – losses and gains
11:10 - 11:35Fulvio Ducci (invited speaker) - The Assisted Migration option in the European context: two study cases
11:35 - 11:50Jei-Wan Lee – Evaluation of genetic diversity and development of local DNA barcodes for conservation of forest tree species based on genomic analysis
11:50 - 12:05Charalambos Neophytou – The importance of high genetic diversity in a non-native forest tree species: a case study with Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) in Europe
12:05 - 12:20Douglas Godbold – Linking ectomycorrhizal community structure to function in trees at the alpine tree line
12:20 - 12:35Czesław Kozioł – The role of the Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank in the biodiversity conservation in Poland

12:35 - 13:40Lunch break & poster and company exhibition

13:40 - 16:00Session 3 – Why agricultural diversity matters
13:40 - 14:05Andreas Börner (invited speaker) - The ex situ conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture – state of the art
14:05 - 14:30Beate Berger (invited speaker) - Biodiversity and sustainable conservation of farm animal genetic resources - the situation in Austria
14:30 - 14:45Muhammad Zahoor – Conservation of local livestock breeds with description of molecular markers for identification
14:45 - 15:00Michal Vinkler – Immunogenetic variability in traditional domestic chicken breeds: agricultural diversity shaped by natural selection
15:00 - 15:15Robert Brodschneider – Using honey bees and palynological light microscopy to study biodiversity of bee visited pollen producing plants
15:15 - 15:30Andrew C. Iloh – Detection of genetically modified DNA in processed maize and soybean products

15:30 - 16:00Coffee break & poster and company exhibition

16:00 - 17:30GGBN Policies Task Force Meeting, open for all conference attendees
17:30 - 18:30GGBN Document Library and Communications & Outreach Task Force Meeting, open for all conference attendees
19:30Conference Dinner at Vienna's Town Hall

Day 3 – 24.5.2018 @ BOKU

09:00 - 10:45Session 4 – The hidden biodiversity
09:00 - 09:25Anne Willems (invited speaker) - Exploring hidden bacterial diversity in continental Antarctic
09:25 - 09:50Birgit Mitter (invited speaker) - Understanding the plant microbiome
09:50 - 10:15Maria Holzmann (invited speaker) - Biodiversity of two enigmatic foraminiferal groups, the xenophyophores and freshwater monothalamids
10:15 - 10:30Mathias Mayer – Forest disturbance effects on soil fungal guilds and decomposition in a mountain ecosystem
10:30 - 10:45Norman Warthmann – Unlocking Genomic Diversity without Assembly or Alignment

10:45 - 11:15Coffee break & poster and company exhibition

11:15 - 12:10Session 5 – Amazing animals ex and in situ
11:15 - 11:40Marlys Houck (invited speaker) - The Frozen Zoo®, The Next Generation of Conservation Science
11:40 - 11:55Kim E. Labuschagne – A Biological Back-up of species: the current role of Biodiversity Biobanks
11:55 - 12:10Christie O. Onyia – DNA barcoding of endangered avian fauna in captivity
12:10 - 12:25Thai Hong Pham – The Biodiversity of Cicada (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) from Vietnam
12:25 - 12:35Conference photo

12:35 - 13:30Lunch break & poster and company exhibition

13:30 - 14:30GGBN General Assembly Meeting
14:30 - 16:00GGBN Biobank Procedures Task Force Meeting, open to all conference attendees

16:00 - 16:30Coffee break & poster and company exhibition

16:30 - 17:30GGBN Data Standards Task Force Meetings, open to all conference attendees

Day 4 – 25.5.2018 @ BOKU

09:00 - 10:10Session 6 – Biodiversity Biobanks: Sampling & Preservation
09:00 - 09:25Breda M. Zimkus (invited speaker) - Current Practices for the Collection and Preservation of Animal Tissue Samples
09:25 - 09:40Jeremy deWaard – The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics: State of the Archives
09:40 - 09:55Michele Tixier-Boichard – AgroBRC-RARe: the French research infrastructure for Agronomic Resources
09:55 - 10:10Richard Glor – Improving sustainable use of archived genetic resources
10:10 - 10:25Santiago Ron – Preserving the tropical branches of the tree of life: the genome bank of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

10:25 - 10:55Coffee break & poster and company exhibition

10:55 - 12:35Session 7 – Biodiversity Biobank Data and Analytics
10:55 - 11:20James Macklin (invited speaker) - Sequence Database (SeqDB): A comprehensive molecular sequence management tool
11:20 - 11:35Gabi Droege – GGBN Data Portal, GGBN Data Standard and GGBN Document Library – updates
11:35 - 11:50Tim Fulcher – High Throughput Sequencing libraries – Data Standard Proposals from the Global Genome Biodiversity Network
11:50 - 12:05Olivier Maurin – The Plant and Fungal Trees of Life Project (PAFTOL) - an update to the development of the angiosperm-wide bait kit for targeted enrichment
12:05 - 12:20Manuel Curto – Establishing a multi marker approach for plant DNA barcoding and metabarcoding
12:20 - 12:35Juncai Ma – A global catalogue of microbial genome-type strain sequencing project of WDCM

12:35 - 13:30Lunch break & poster and company exhibition

13:30 - 15:20Session 8 – ABS & Nagoya protocol
13:30 - 13:55Philippe Desmeth (invited speaker) - The CBD and its Nagoya Protocol: Need for holistic approach and constructive attitude
13:55 - 14:20Kathryn Garforth (invited speaker) - The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing: A Framework for Action
14:20 - 14:35Breda Zimkus – The Impacts of the Nagoya Protocol on Biodiversity Collections, Collections Management, and Research
14:35 - 14:50Manuela da Silva – The Brazilian ABS legislation and the National System for Genetic Heritage and Associated Traditional Knowledge Management
14:50 - 15:05Ays Sirakaya – A Workable ABS Regime
15:05 - 15:20Kate Davis – Positive examples to promote action and trust in an uncertain ABS world
15:20 - 15:30Closure
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15:30 - 17:30Satellite Event: Workshop ABS & Nagoya protocol
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