Workshop 2: eDNA data and their importance in biomonitoring of Mekong river microbial diversity

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23 - 24 March 2022

This workshop, the second eDNA data analysis and mobilization workshop to be organized as part of the BIFA6_030 project "Using microbial metabarcoding to monitor biodiversity and bioindicators in the Mekong River, collaborated with the Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University and was attended by 57 participants, including university students and lecturers.

The workshops teams were led by Dr. Somsak Likhitrattanapisal, the project’s principal investigator, and Dr. Supawadee Ingsriswang, the project’s partner and the principal investigator of MekongDNA project.

The lecture sessions were divided into four chapters:

  1. an introduction to eDNA-based biomonitoring of aquatic microbial community;
  2. introduction to eDNA data analysis;
  3. eDNA for Mekong river bioindicator; and
  4. eDNA-based diversity data mobilization.

After the lecture sessions, workshop participants partook in a discussion and idea sharing session.

Ubon Ratchathani University
Ubon Ratchathani Province
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23 - 24 March 2022