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Something Fishy About Your Seafood?

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DNA Barcoding Workshop

North Shore Chapter Sigma XI

Saturday, November 5, 8:30 am-3 pm | Meier Hall Room 440

DNA barcoding is a powerful molecular technique used to identify and classify species using short DNA sequence regions (barcodes). It is useful in diverse fields such as ecology, conservation, and forensics. This workshop will take a forensics approach to quantify potential cases of “fish fraud,” or mislabeling of products sold in the commercial seafood market.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the underlying theory related to DNA barcoding and applications of the technique in different fields. 

  • Get hands-on training in the techniques used to isolate, sequence and analyze DNA from organisms.

  • Use these skills to investigate “fishy” labeling in the commercial seafood market (e.g., farm-raised Tilapia being sold as wild-caught Red Snapper). 

Registration Required


When 3:00pm
Meier Hall, North Campus
358 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Ted Maney Jr

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