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Michelle van der Bank

Michelle van der Bank's Colleagues

  • Rachel Acil
  • Bezeng Simeon
  • Marieka Gryzenhout
  • Dhivya
  • Iloh Andrew Chibuzor
  • Thomas Horn
  • Kalpesh Ishnava
  • Sean Graham
  • Mehrdad Hajibabaei
  • Karen James
  • Mike Trizna
  • David E. Schindel
  • Kris Jett
  • Leigh Peele

Michelle van der Bank's Page

Latest Activity

Michelle van der Bank joined Michelle Hamer's group

SA-IBOL and the Triangle Barcoding Partnerships for Africa

iBOL and CBOL are launching an initiative to create operational barcoding labs in institutions in Africa. The SA-iBOL node invites participation in discussions on this initiative from anyone interested in promoting barcoding in southern Africa.
Sep 27, 2011
Michelle van der Bank and Kalpesh Ishnava are now colleagues
Sep 1, 2011
Michelle van der Bank joined Kris Jett's group

CBOL Leading Labs Network (LLN)

The CBOL Leading Labs Network (LLN) was created in 2007 as a network of barcoding labs around the world dedicated to sharing technical information on barcoding and providing training and resources for new barcoding researchers and labs.
Apr 28, 2011
Michelle van der Bank is now colleagues with Rachel Acil and Dhivya
Apr 25, 2011
Michelle van der Bank is attending Kris Jett's event

Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference at University of Adelaide

November 28, 2011 to December 3, 2011
The University of Adelaide will host the first-ever Southern Hemisphere barcode conference, co-organized by CBOL and co-hosted by several biodiversity institutions and initiatives in Australia.  The goals of the conference are: highlighting the great progress barcoding has made since the Mexico City Conference in November 2009; learning about barcoding activities in Australia and the region; and bringing barcoders together to exchange ideas and plan new activities. The week’s events will start…See More
Feb 20, 2011
Michelle van der Bank and Bezeng Simeon are now colleagues
Jan 13, 2011
Michelle van der Bank and Leigh Peele are now colleagues
Nov 23, 2010
Michelle van der Bank is now colleagues with Iloh Andrew Chibuzor and Marieka Gryzenhout
Nov 15, 2010
Michelle van der Bank and Thomas Horn are now colleagues
Aug 28, 2010
Michelle van der Bank replied to David E. Schindel's discussion 'Medicinal Plants' in the group Plants
"Hi David, We are currently busy with a barcoding project on medicinal plants of South Africa. I think the Nigerians have also started barcoding medicinal plants – I will try and find out. Michelle"
Aug 27, 2010
Michelle van der Bank and Kris Jett are now colleagues
Jun 25, 2010
Michelle van der Bank joined Karen James's group
May 4, 2010
Michelle van der Bank joined Kris Jett's group

Lab Operations

Come share protocols and troubleshooting experiences, compare techniques, and discuss collaborative efforts.
Dec 17, 2009
Michelle van der Bank is now colleagues with Mike Trizna, Sean Graham, Mehrdad Hajibabaei and David E. Schindel
Dec 17, 2009
Michelle van der Bank joined Karen James's group

Education, outreach* and citizen science

Share ideas, experiences, protocols and materials on the engagement of non-experts in DNA barcoding. (*'education' & 'outreach' are now usually called 'learning' & 'public engagement' but not everyone knows that yet so I stuck w/ the former)See More
Nov 20, 2009
Michelle van der Bank just checked out the RSS pages...

(via RSS Pages)

Nov 20, 2009

Profile Information

University of Johannesburg
Researcher/Faculty member
If Other Title, please specify
I’m involved in, or am interested in the following barcoding initiatives
TreeBOL, DNA Barcoding Initiative for Conservation, Plant Working Group, Leading Labs Network
I’m involved in or interested in the following iBOL Working Groups
WG1.2 Land Plants
Keywords about my barcoding projects (separate each choice with a comma)
TreeBOL, Kruger National Park, Encephalartos, Community phylogenetics
I’m involved in the following aspects of barcoding:
Fieldwork/specimen collecting, 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
Current Project(s)
TreeBOL Africa
DNA barcoding the flora of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
DNA barcoding of Encephalartos for conservation purposes.
Community phylogenetics of southern African floras: case studies in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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At 9:08am on April 30, 2010, Matthew Fisher said…

I see that you already found the Opportunities discussion thread to post your opportunity. I think this is the best place for this posting.

At 11:51am on November 5, 2009, Matthew Fisher said…
Hello and welcome Michelle!

Thank you for taking the time to join the prototype network. Please let me introduce myself – I am Matthew Fisher, president of Night Kitchen Interactive, the design firm working together with CBOL to launch the new Barcode of Life website and online community. I am contacting you to offer my assistance as you begin to use this network as a sandbox by answering any questions you might have and suggesting a few things that you can do to take the network for a test drive.

Simple Things You Can Do on the Prototype Network

After completing your online profile you should add yourself to the member map – this adds a geographic location to each community member.
Another thing to do is to browse our Forum and ask a question or leave a comment. There isn’t much there yet, but don’t let that stop you.
Please join a Group or start your own, as groups are a great way to express your special interest, be it a taxonomic group, an organization.
Have a question? Ask one of our hosts or Check out our FAQ.

Some Advanced Things You Can Do

Start A Blog: If you have something to say, start a Blog. Simply choose “Add a Blog Post” under Blogs and say what’s on your mind. Blogging has never been easier.
Share Your Blog: If you already have a blog or another online resource, you can share it either on your profile page or through our rss pages.
Manage a Group: Create a group for a specific taxonomic area and invite colleagues to join the network and your group. Use the “Send Message to Group” feature to send out email blasts to your group, start discussion threads specific to your group’s interests, add widgets and more.

For assistance with any of the things, simple or advanced, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Again, thank you for agreeing to participate. By spending just a few minutes trying out some of these activities you will be in a great position to provide CBOL essential feedback as we evaluate the best online tools for the barcoding community. I look forward to seeing you in Mexico City next week where I will be leading workshops on the topic of this online community.

-Matthew Fisher


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