National Biodiversity DNA Library (NBDL)

Australia’s National Biodiversity DNA Library (NBDL) will use cutting edge technology to create DNA reference sequences for Australia’s species from expertly identified specimens held in Australian natural history collections, and make these freely available via an online portal.

The first priority area for this initiative is to generate whole mitochondrial genomes for all named species of marine vertebrate species that occur in Australia’s oceans. The NBDL will provide a foundation for biomolecular observation and will be key to transforming eDNA biomonitoring in the Australian region

Lead Institute
Collaborating institutes
Key contacts

Jenny Giles (Lead)

Project period

1 July, 202230 June, 2032 

Joined OBON in October, 2023
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