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David E. Schindel
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  • Bethesda, MD
  • United States

David E. Schindel's Colleagues

  • Stephane Riviere
  • Stanley Blum
  • Kirsty Mitchell
  • Pushpa
  • Guy Cochrane
  • Linda S. Ford
  • Jim Beach
  • Dave Roberts
  • Mark Bagley
  • Cyndy Parr
  • Kris Krishtalka
  • Barbara M. Thiers
  • Nico Cellinese
  • pedro Crous

David E. Schindel's Discussions

DNA Recovery from older pinned insects

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashish Desai Jul 6, 2013. 4 Replies

The Tephritid Barcoding Initiative (TBI) is trying to barcode museum vouchers before going to the added expense of collecting and identifying new specimens.  A preliminary study has shown that…Continue

Contig Assembly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rasika Bhagwat Jun 16, 2010. 4 Replies

This is an important and difficult topic for many labs and researchers so I am starting a discussion forum for it.

Tags: contigs

Features and Problems on the Community Network

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen James Nov 21, 2009. 2 Replies

This Forum is a place to tell others about useful features you've discovered on the Barcode of Life Community Network and to describe problems you're having.Post a question and the hosts or other…Continue

OPPORTUNITIES: Funding programs and job openings of interest to barcoders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chukwuma Emmanuel May 28. 21 Replies

This Forum is the place to post and find grants programs that might support your barcoding project and announcements of job opportunities.We hope you'll post things that show up in your inbox for the…Continue


David E. Schindel's Page

Profile Information

Consortium for the Barcode of Life
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Executive Secretary
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
FISH-BOL, All Birds Barcoding Initiative, Mosquito Barcoding Initiative, Tephritid Barcoding Initiative, TreeBOL, Marine Barcode of Life (MarBOL), DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation, Plant Working Group, Database Working Group, Data Analysis Working Group, Leading Labs Network
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, Museum work/specimen curation, Labwork/generating barcode sequences, Management of barcode data, Analysis of barcode data, Using barcode data in taxonomy/systematic biology, Using barcode data for other applications, Organizing/managing barcoding projects, Science policy related to barcoding
Current Project(s)
Barcode of Wildlife Project, Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity

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Global Registry of Biological Repositories is now online

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:40am 0 Comments

The new Global Registry of Biological Repositories (GRBio) is now live and online at, offering the community a single, integrated and comprehensive information resource on taxonomic collections. GRBio is a merger of Index Herbariorum (IH), Biodiversity Collections Index (BCI) and and contains more than 14,000 records for biorepository institutions, their collections, and staff members.  All the data, web…


CBOL received $3 million grant from Google Foundation to barcode endangered species

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:03am 2 Comments

Border inspectors and wildlife officials around the world are constantly on the lookout for endangered species that are being killed and trafficked in violation of national laws and international treaties.  Sometimes the objects are easily identified as coming from a particular endangered species but many cannot be identified, even by expert taxonomists.  ‘Bushmeat’ is often trafficked as dried smoked meat that has been removed from bones that might have diagnostic features.  Endangered…


Poster session in Adelaide

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:31pm 3 Comments


The Adelaide Conference is now in full swing after two days of pre-conference training sessions and the opening plenary session.  The organizers squeezed a few more 'side-meetings' into the lunch hour and the rooms were packed!  I attended one devoted to practlcal applications of barcoding and there were about 60 representatives from private companies and government agencies.  I expected to hear about the need for a handheld barcoder or bureaucratic obstacles and legal barriers to…


Side meetings at the Adelaide Barcode Conference

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 7:04pm 0 Comments


The final agenda for the Adelaide Barcode Conference will be released this week and you’ll see that it will be a busy week.  Even with all the parallel sessions and evening social events, the organizers had additional requests for meeting rooms.  We’ve organized these into ‘side meetings’ because they won’t be scheduled opposite any plenary or technical sessions so they won’t compete for your attention.  Most of them will be held from 13:00 to 14:00 during the lunch break.  We hope…


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At 5:11am on November 21, 2011, Pushpa said…

very thank ypu very much 


At 3:23am on September 9, 2011, Robab Ghahramanzadeh said…

Dear David,


I am PhD student at Ferdowsi University in Iran which my abstract accepted as a poster in barcoding conference. I did not know you can support people from developing country I would like to come but it is too expensive for me, I just saw it on your page, could you please let me know if there is any chance still?

Best Regards,


At 11:30pm on July 26, 2011, John Olayinka ATOYEBI said…

Dear Dr.Schindel,

          Quite sometime and greetings.

I think my participation at the forth coming conference will be good for our centre, and to consolidate on earlier discussions emanating from Taipei, towards barcoding project.

We now have a functional molecular biology laboratory. Hope to see you then, Sir.



At 5:16am on July 29, 2010, SUJEET KUMAR SINGH said…
Respected Dr David
I am Sujeet kumar singh , presently I am working as junior research fellow on tiger genetics at Wildlife Institute of India . I have on planned proposal work for barcodind all wild mammel species in india under Wildlife protection act 1974
I am looking forward for your kind suggestion and help
At 8:57pm on November 20, 2009, Ralph Imondi said…
Thank you for the warm welcome, David. We'll look forward to attending the next conference when our schedules are more relaxed. By that time, we'll have a great deal to share with the Barcoding community. In the meantime, we'll be happy to share information, advice, and resources with the group.


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