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Cracking the Code of Life

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 – 2 p.m.

On Friday afternoons, drop by Hawaiian Hall to see pop-up presentations from Bishop Museum scientists from the Pacific Center for Molecular Biodiversity (PCMB). The Museum holds an infinite number of compelling stories from recent field work and research initiatives — now’s your chance to hear those stories directly from scientists engaged in biodiversity discovery and talk story with the team.

PCMB is the primary cryopreservation facility for Pacific-wide biodiversity. Staff carry out a diverse array of investigations spanning wildlife forensics, conservation and population genetics of rare and endangered species, wildlife parentage studies, and evolutionary research. The Center uses molecular techniques to confirm the identity and origin of unknown species, employs DNA barcode-assisted taxonomy of plants and animals, and determines the diversity and origins of “canoe species” in relation to the migration of Polynesians to Hawaiʻi. The Center promotes biodiversity research and conservation using modern genomic approaches to expand the knowledge and understanding of the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

These talks are free with Museum admission. Registration not required.


Feb 03 2023


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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General Admission
Hawaiian Hall


Hawaiian Hall
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
General Admission