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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 barcoding but I heard something very different.  Most people said it's the lack of authoritative data in the barcode library that keeps it from being adopted.  Without expertly identified specimens in biorepositories, government agencies won't make it an official tool.  As one participant noted, having a handheld device won't help if the reference library can't provide reliable identifications.


Here's the view of the exhibits from the balcony of Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide: 160 poster presentations and more than a dozen exhibit booths.


Wish you were here!


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Comment by Dr A P Singh on December 15, 2011 at 8:00am

can we see and download these posters for future references

Comment by MOHAMMAD-MONZOOR on November 30, 2011 at 11:42am

I wish was 'here' (there)!

Missed all these, the pre-conference training, side-meetings and person-to-person contacts: more especially!

It is just that Australia, ultimately, is not just a visa away. It makes the world go round. It would have been a further opportunity for me to stretch my enlightenment more!

David, thanks for the update, too!





Comment by Haslawati Baharuddin on November 30, 2011 at 4:37am

I am here! It's really fascinating to hear talks and met people of the same interest as yours... thanks everyone for making this great event a success.


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