China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has been invited by the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) to attend the upcoming GGBN 2020 Conference held 11-15 May 2020 in Shenzhen, China. As its observer, CBCGDF has also invited by GGBN to share the following information:
The GGBN 2020 Conference registration, including abstract submission will open in early 2020. A breakdown on registration fees is now available on the reference page (https://meetings.ggbn.org/conference/ggbn/ggbn2020), along with the at-glance agenda is available on https://meetings.ggbn.org/images/GGBN2020/GGBN_2020_draft_agenda_V3b-0711.pdf, in case you missed it. The tentative deadline for early bird registration is February 29, 2020. Author registration will be open through April 1st.
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network is proud to announce its 4th International Conference on Biodiversity Biobanking, which will be held in Shenzhen, China on May 11-15, 2020. The theme of the meeting is “Widening GGBN’s Horizon – engaging new users and collections”. The meeting is intended to communicate ideas, new tools, expertise on biodiversity biobanking, and to encourage biodiversity collections to make databases of genomic collections public and broadly available for research while respecting the spirit of the Nagoya Protocol.
Formed in October 2011, the GGBN is an international network of 91 institutions that share an interest in long-term preservation of genomic samples representing the diversity of non-human life on Earth. GGBN provides a platform for biodiversity repositories from across the world to collaborate, ensuring quality standards for DNA and tissue collections, standards for genomic samples, improving best practices for the preservation and use of such collections, and harmonizing the exchange of material in accordance with national and international legislation and conventions. The preservation of the genomic diversity of the Tree of Life is a monumental and interdisciplinary task, grander than any one institution can manage alone. GGBN meets this challenge through a worldwide network of biodiversity repositories.
The 2020 meeting will consist of general session talks, breakout sessions for different working groups and projects, and networking events over five days and will be held at the China National GeneBank in Shenzhen. Registration includes access to all sessions (except those noted as by invitation only), lunch, two coffee/snack breaks each day, and evening reception on Tuesday.
Meeting venue, China National GeneBank (CNGB)
(Photo credit: GGBN)
By / Maggie