Programme

Activities 2016

The Chair of International Committee for Bionomenclature (ICB), Ellinor Michel, presented an invited seminar and extended discussion session on registration of scientific names of animals at GenBank, the global genetic sequence database at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Washington DC, Dec 2016. As an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequence, GenBank is one of the largest, most professionally focused and influential users of scientific names of organisms. This meeting set the foundation for collaborative links between ICB and GenBank.

Work also continued on a collaborative, cross-user and cross-taxonomic ‘white paper’ on digital nomenclature, with input from approximately 12 authors who met with IUBS funding in 2016.

Development of partnership

Discussion of a collaborative link with GenBank was initiated during a seminar and discussion meeting in December 2016. 

Other activities

The ICB website was developed to include presentations from the ICB-IUBS meeting in Berlin in December 2015.

Conferences and Workshops

Event

Bionomeclature - Invited Seminar

ICB Chair Ellinor Michel presented an invited seminar and extended discussion session on registration of scientific names of animals at GenBank, the global genetic sequence database at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Washington DC, Dec 2016. As an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequence, GenBank is one of the largest, and most influential users of scientific names of organisms. This set the foundation for collaborative working between ICB an GenBank.