CBOL Member Organizations

Since the inaugural meeting in May 2004, over 130 organizations from 43 countries across 6 continents have joined the Consortium for the Barcode of Life. Click here to view CBOL members on the world map.

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Organization Country City Website
Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University Egypt, Arab Republic of Alexandria http://www.egyptbol.org
Department of Biology Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Addis Ababa http://www.sc.aau.edu.et
University of Ghana Ghana, Republic of Accra http://www.ug.edu.gh
University of Ghana Ghana, Republic of Accra http://www.edu.gh
Biotech Forensics Kenya, Republic of Nairobi http://forensics.co.ke/forensics/
ATLAS GENOMICS Morocco, Kingdom of Casablanca
Biotechnology Advanced Laoboratory, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja Nugeria Nigeria, Federal Republic of Abuja
Ebonyi State University Abakailiki Nigeria, Federal Republic of Abakaliki
National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB). Nigeria, Federal Republic of Ibadan
Regional Centre for Biotechnology Nigeria, Federal Republic of Port Harcourt
Sheda Science and Technology Complex Nigeria, Federal Republic of Abuja
University of Lagos Nigeria, Federal Republic of Akoka http://Unilag.edu.ng
AfriBugs CC South Africa, Republic of Pretoria North http://www.afribugs.com
Centre for Molluscan Studies South Africa, Republic of Wierda Park http://sashells.co.za
Forestry & Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) South Africa, Republic of Pretoria http://fabinet.up.ac.za
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa South Africa, Republic of Fairland http://www.lepsoc.org.za
Percy FitzPatrick Institute South Africa, Republic of Cape Town http://
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity South Africa, Republic of Grahamstown http://saiab.ac.za
South African Sugarcan Research Institute South Africa, Republic of Mount Edgecombe http://www.sasa.org.za/sasri_overview615.aspx
University of Johannesburg South Africa, Republic of Auckland Park http://www.uj.ac.za
University of the Free State South Africa, Republic of Bloemfontein http://www.ufs.ac.za
WESSA South Africa, Republic of Johannesburg http://www.wessa.org.za
Natural History Museum University of Khartoum Sudan, Republic of Khartoum http://science.uofk.edu
Zoology Department Sudan, Republic of Khartoum http://science.uofk.edu
Université de Lomé - Faculté des Sciences - Département de Biologie et Ecologie végétale Togo, Togolese Republic Lomé
BINDURA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE EDUCATION Zimbabwe, Republic of BINDURA http://www.buse.ac.zw


Organization Country City Website
Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University Armenia, Republic of Yerevan http://ysu.am
Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi Bangladesh, People's Republic of Rajshahi http://www.ru.ac.bd
Barcode of Plant in China China, People's Republic of Beijing http://www.BOPiC.ac.cn
Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences China, People's Republic of Beijing http://www.implad.ac.cn
School of Life Science, Southwest University China, People's Republic of Chongqing http://smkxxy.swu.edu.cn/
Hai Kang Life Co. Ltd. Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China Sau Kei Wan http://www.haikanglife.com
Bharathiar University India, Republic of Coimbatore http://www.b-u.ac.in
Bharathidasan University India, Republic of Trichy http://bdu.org.in
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University India, Republic of Cuddalore
Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University India, Republic of Rajkot http://www.saurashtrauniversity.edu
Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University India, Republic of Coimbatore http://www.b-u.ac.in/faculty/biotech/sathishkumar.html
department of ocean studies and marine biology, pondicherry university India, Republic of port blair http://pondi.uni.com
Dr.V.S.Krishna Govt College India, Republic of Visakhapatnam http://
iase university India, Republic of Churu, Rajasthan http://www.iaseuniversity.org
Indian Agricultural Research Institute India, Republic of New Delhi http://www.iari.res.in
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, INDIA India, Republic of Cochin http://cift.res.in
Kerala Forest Reseach Institute India, Republic of Trichur http://www.kfri.org
MGSM's ASC College, Chopda India, Republic of Chopda http://www.mgsmasccollegechopda.org/
National Bureau of Animal Genetics Resources India, Republic of Karnal http://www.nbagr.ernet.in
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources India, Republic of New Delhi
National Institute of Oceanography India, Republic of Cochin http://www.nio.org/
pondicherry university India, Republic of port blair http://www.pondiuni.edu.com
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Department of Biotechnology India, Republic of Amravati
Sathyabama Universty India, Republic of chennai http://www.sathyabamauniv.ac.in
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir India, Republic of Srinagar
Sir Mvit India, Republic of Bangalore
Sir Padampat Singhania University India, Republic of Udaipur http://www.spsu.ac.in
Vector Control Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research) India, Republic of PONDICHERRY http://www.vcrc.res.in
Sam Ratulangi University Indonesia, Republic of Manado http://www.unsrat.ac.id/
Iranian biological Resource Center Iran, Islamic Republic of Tehran http://ibrc.ir
Iranian Fisheries Research Organization(IFRO) Iran, Islamic Republic of tehran http://www.ifro.ir
Isfahan University of Technology Iran, Islamic Republic of Isfahan http://iut.ac.ir
University of Tehran Iran, Islamic Republic of Tehran http://ut.ac.ir/en/index.htm
Japanese Barcode of Life Initiative Japan Tokyo http://www.jboli.org/
Saint Joseph University Lebanon, Lebanese Republic Beirut http://www.fs.usj.edu.lb
Centre for Marine & Coastal Studies (CEMACS) Malaysia MINDEN http://www.usm.my/cemacs
plant science and tissue culture centre Malaysia Penang http://
School of Biology and Biotechnology, National University of Mongolia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar http://www.biology.num.edu.mn
Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal Nepal, State of Kathmandu http://www.cmdn.org
Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University Nepal, State of Kathmandu http://www.tubiotech.edu.np
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Nepal, State of Lalitpur http://www.nast.org.np
Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Karachi http://www.fuuastisb.edu.pk/
Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Lahore http://www.uvas.edu.pk/institutes/ibbt
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Faisalabad http://www.nibge.org/
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Faisalabad http://www.nibge.org
Biotechnology Unit- Industrial Technology Institute Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Colombo http://iti.lk/
Genetech Research Institute Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Colombo http://www.genetechlanka.org
Genetech Research Institute Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Colombo
Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Kandy http://www.ifs.ac.lk
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica Taiwan Taipei http://biodiv.sinica.edu.tw
Bogazici University Institute of Environmental Sciences Turkey, Republic of Istanbul http://www.esc.boun.edu.tr
Halic University Dept. Molecular Biology & Genetics Turkey, Republic of Istanbul http://
Trakya University Turkey, Republic of Edirne
Advanced Biotechnology Centre United Arab Emirates Dubai http://www.abc.ae
Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Nho Quan


Organization Country City Website
Royal Museum for Central Africa Belgium, Kingdom of Tervuren http://www.africamuseum.be
Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo http://www.ingeb.ba
University of South Bohemia Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice http://www.jcu.cz
Natural History Museum of Denmark Denmark, Kingdom of Copenhagen K http://snm.ku.dk/english/
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle France, French Republic Paris http://www.mnhn.fr
PARTNERCHIP France, French Republic EVRY http://www.partnerchip.fr
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn http://www.zfmk.de
Hellenic Complex Systems Laboratory Greece, Hellenic Republic Drama http://hcsl.com
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Ireland Dublin http://www.botanicgardens.ie/
Department of Forestry and Environment (D.A.F.) - University of Tuscia Italy, Italian Republic Viterbo http://www.unitus.it
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali-Università di Udine Italy, Italian Republic Udine http://www.disa.uniud.it/
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta Italy, Italian Republic Genova
university Catania Italy, Italian Republic catania http://
Botanical Garden of Vilnius University Lithuania, Republic of Vilnius http://www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt
Musée national d'histoire naturelle Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg http://www.mnhn.lu
Wagenigen University Netherlands, Kingdom of the wageningen http://wur.nl
Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research Norway, Kingdom of Aas http://www.bioforsk.no
Helgeland Museum, Natural History Department Norway, Kingdom of Mo i Rana http://www.helgelandmuseum.no
National Veterinary Institute Norway, Kingdom of Oslo http://www.vetinst.no
Natural History Museum - Bergen Museum Norway, Kingdom of Bergen http://www.uib.no/bergenmuseum
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo Norway, Kingdom of Oslo http://www.nhm.uio.no/english/
Norwegian forest and landscape institute Norway, Kingdom of Ås http://www.skogoglandskap.no
Norwegian Institute Norway, Kingdom of Trondheim http://www.nina.no
Norwegian Institute of Public Health Norway, Kingdom of Oslo http://www.fhi.no/
NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Norway, Kingdom of Trondheim http://www.ntnu.no/vitenskapsmuseet/
Tromsø University Museum Norway, Kingdom of Tromsø http://uit.no/tmu
Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, Gdansk University Poland, Republic of Gdansk http://www.ug.edu.pl/en/
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences Poland, Republic of Sopot http://www.iopan.gda.pl
Nicolaus Copernicus University Poland, Republic of Torun http://www.umk.pl
Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia Poland, Republic of Gdynia http://www.sfi.gdynia.pl/index.php
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of Minho Portugal, Portuguese Republic Braga http://cbma.bio.uminho.pt/index.php?language=pt
Jardim Botânico. Universidade de Lisboa Portugal, Portuguese Republic Lisboa http://www.jb.ul.pt
Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Slovenia, Republic of Ljubljana
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain, Kingdom of Madrid http://www.ucm.es/info/systemol
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC Spain, Kingdom of Madrid http://www.rjb.csic.es/jardinbotanico/jardin/
Swedish Museum of Natural History Sweden, Kingdom of Stockholm http://www.nrm.se
Bangor University United Kingdom Bangor
National Botanic Garden of Wales United Kingdom Carmarthenshire http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh United Kingdom Edinburgh http://www.rbge.org.uk/
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew United Kingdom Richmond
The Food and Environment Research Agency United Kingdom York http://www.defra.gov.uk/fera

North America

Organization Country City Website
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canada Ottawa http://
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Canada Guelph http://biodiversity.ca
Connell Memorial Herbarium, University of New Brunswick Canada Fredericton http://www.unb.ca/herbarium/index.html
Environment Canada Canada North Vancouver http://www.ec.gc.ca
GeoPense Canada Mississauga http://www.geopense.net
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad Costa Rica, Republic of Santo Domingo http://www.inbio.ac.cr
Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes / CONBIOCEM Mexico, United Mexican States Aguascalientes
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Mexico, United Mexican States Mexico
Museum of Zoology, University of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of San Juan
ATCC United States of America Manassas http://www.atcc.org
Bionovo Inc. United States of America Emeryville http://bionovo.com
Cabrini College United States of America Radnor http://cabrini.edu
Coastal Marine Biolabs United States of America Ventura http://www.coastalmarinebiolabs.org
Digital World Biology United States of America Seattle http://www.digitalworldbiology.com
Encyclopedia of Life United States of America Washington http://www.eol.org
High Point Regional High School United States of America Sussex http://www.hpregional.org
Lansing Community College, Science Department United States of America Lansing http://www.lcc.edu
Life Technologies United States of America Carlsbad http://www.lifetech.com
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution United States of America Washington http://www.mnh.si.edu/
New England Biolabs United States of America Ipswich http://neb.com
Reseda High School United States of America Reseda http://www.resedahighschool.net
Smithsonian Institution United States of America Washington http://www.si.edu


Organization Country City Website
Australian Plant DNA Bank, Southern Cross University Australia, Commonwealth of Lismore http://www.dnabank.com.au
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Australia, Commonwealth of South Yarra http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/
Gump South Pacific Research Station French Polynesia Moorea http://moorea.berkeley.edu
Landcare Research New Zealand Auckland http://www.LandcareResearch.co.nz

South America

Organization Country City Website
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" MACN - CONICET Argentina, Argentine Republic Buenos Aires http://www.macn.gov.ar
São Paulo State University Brazil, Federative Republic of Rio Claro http://
Universidade Federal do Amazonas Brazil, Federative Republic of Manaus http://portal.ufam.edu.br/
CORPOICA Colombia, Republic of Bogota http://www.corpoica.org.co/SitioWeb/
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín Colombia, Republic of Medellín http://www.medellin.unal.edu.co
MUSEO ECUATORIANO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES Ecuador, Republic of Quito http://www.mecn.gov.ec
CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) Peru, Republic of Surco http://www.corbidi.org