Workshop 1: eDNA data and their importance in biomonitoring of Mekong river microbial diversity

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19 - 20 January 2022

This first eDNA data analysis and mobilization workshop was organized as part of the BIFA6_030 project "Using microbial metabarcoding to monitor biodiversity and bioindicators in the Mekong River and was attended by 23 participants, including students, university lecturers, teachers, and officials from Chiangsaen Hydrology Station.

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.

Chiang Rai Heritage Hotel
Chiangrai Province
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19 - 20 January 2022