IWGSC Will Hold Two Workshops and a Business Meeting at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX in January 2012
The IWGSC will hold two scientific workshops and a business meeting at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX in San Diego, California, in January 2012.
The IWGSC will be out in force at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference XX in January 2012. The consortium will hold two scientific workshops and a meeting at the conference.
The IWGSC Wheat Genome Sequencing Workshop will be held on Saturday, 14 January 2012. During the workshop, results from several major IWGSC projects will be presented, including the D-Genome physical mapping and shotgun sequencing project led by IWGSC co-chair Dvorak, the chromosome 3B reference sequencing project led by co-chair Feuillet, and the IWGSC chromosome-based survey sequencing initiative led by Jane Rogers. Vijay Tiwari, the early career speaker, will give a presentation on the radiation hybrid physical mapping of the D-genome chromosomes of bread wheat. And, finally, Jizeng Jia will present the draft sequence framework for the D-genome. Click here for the detailed agenda.
The second workshop entitled IWGSC Standards and Protocols designed to give participants detailed instructions on utilizing IWGSC supported tools and resources will be held on Tuesday, 17 January 2012. During the first part of the workshop, Abraham Korol and Zeev Frenkel will demonstrate how to use LTC software to assemble physical maps in complex genomes. Then, Philippe Leroy and Nicolas Guilhot will explain how to use the automated annotation pipeline, TriAnnot, and how to use the output files. Finally, Michael Alaux will demonstrate how to obtain access to the IWGSC survey sequence repository and how to perform in-silico mapping of genes using the data. Click here for the detailed agenda of the Tuesday workshop.
The IWGSC will hold an open business meeting on Saturday, 14 January 2012. An update on the current and planned activities will be provided by executive director Eversole. The annual business meeting also affords an opportunity for the wider community to provide input into IWGSC plans.