Bringing Genomics to Biodiversity
Recent News and Publications / From the CBG
The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) is the global leader in the field of DNA barcoding. It occupies a 50,000 ft2 facility on the University of Guelph campus. Its unique research capacity reflects the coupling of one of Canada’s largest genomics platforms with a workforce that includes world-class expertise in biodiversity science, DNA sequencing, and informatics.
The CBG is clearly differentiated from other genomics organizations by the taxonomic scope of its work and by its commitment to genomic minimalism. Instead of characterizing entire genomes, the Centre employs sequence diversity in targeted gene regions to advance understanding of the diversity, distribution, and interactions of multicellular life. The Centre is best known for its role in leading the development of DNA barcoding as a tool for specimen identification and species discovery. In addition, researchers at the CBG are heavily involved in studies that use DNA barcodes for large-scale biomonitoring programs and to probe interactions among species.
The CBG gratefully receives substantial support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Three researchers from Guelph’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics are among the world’s 1,000 Top Ecology and Evolution Scientists according to the ranking system developed by Research.com
Steinke D, deWaard SL, Sones JE, Ivanova NV, Prosser SWJ, Perez K, Braukmann TWA, Milton M, Zakharov EV, deWaard JR, Ratnasingham S, Hebert PDN
Ashfaq M, Khan AM, Rasool A, Akhtar S, Nazir N, Ahmed N, Manzoor F, Sones J, Perez K, Sarwar G, Khan AA, Akhter M, Saeed S, Sultana R, Tahir HM, Rafi MA, Iftikhar R, Naseem MT, Masood M, Tufail M, Kumar S, Afzal S, McKeown J, Samejo AA, Khaliq I, D’Souza ML, Mansoor S, Hebert PDN
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