Archive for July, 2007

The Genomic Standards Consortium will be hosting a Birds of a Feather meeting at ISMB/ECCB 2007.

Date: Monday 23rd July 2007
Time: 12.15pm – 1.30pm
Room: see noticeboards

An open invitation :-
Meet members of the Genomic Standards Consortium
Learn about the activities of the Genomic Standards Consortium
Find out how to participate in the work of the Genomic Standards Consortium
Join in an open discussion

Meeting agenda:

* 12.30 – 12.40 : Introduction by Tatiana Tatusov
* 12.40 – 12.50 : Dawn Field – Overview of Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Activities
* 12.50 – 13.00 : Robert Stevens – Harnessing Ontologies to Describe Genomes
* 13.00 – 13.10 : Lynette Hirschman – Mining Metadata for Metagenomics
* 13.10 – 13.30 : Open Discussion



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A meeting report summarizing the proceedings of the “eGenomics: Cataloguing our Complete Genome Collection III” workshop held September 11–13, 2006, at the National Institute for Environmental eScience (NIEeS), Cambridge, United Kingdom, is now available:

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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 47304, 7 pages

Meeting Report

eGenomics: Cataloguing Our Complete Genome Collection III

Dawn Field, George Garrity, Tanya Gray, Jeremy Selengut, Peter Sterk, Nick Thomson, Tatiana Tatusova, Guy Cochrane, Frank Oliver Glöckner, Renzo Kottmann, Allyson L. Lister, Yoshio Tateno, and Robert Vaughan

This 3rd workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium was divided into two parts. The first half of the three-day workshop was dedicated to reviewing the genomic diversity of our current and future genome and metagenome collection, and exploring linkages to a series of existing projects through formal presentations. The second half was dedicated to strategic discussions. Outcomes of the workshop include a revised “Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence” (MIGS) specification (v1.1), consensus on a variety of features to be added to the Genome Catalogue (GCat), agreement by several researchers to adopt MIGS for imminent genome publications, and an agreement by the EBI and NCBI to input their genome collections into GCat for the purpose of quantifying the amount of optional data already available (e.g., for geographic location coordinates) and working towards a single, global list of all public genomes and metagenomes.


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