Monthly Archives: June 2011

Genomic Impact of Eukaryotic Transposable Elements Meeting

Registration for the “Genomic Impact of Eukaryotic Transposable Elements” meeting is now open.  The meeting will be held February 24th-28th 2012, at the Asilomar Conference Center, in Pacific Grove, California, USA.  The conference will consist of invited speakers, general sessions from submitted abstracts, and workshop sessions devoted to computational analysis of transposable elements.

Conference on the Progress of the “1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project”

The organizers of the “Second International Conference on the Progress of the “1000 Plant & Animal Reference Genomes Project” have again announced a call for abstracts for the meeting, which will be held from the 10th to 12th of July in Shenzhen, China.  I’ve noticed a large increase in the number of meetings in China (see here) and this meeting is also sponsored by the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI).

As you can gather from the name, the “100 Plant and Animal Reference Genome Project” seeks to provide a total of 1000 plant and animal genomes for the use of researchers (For more information on the “1000 Plant and Animal Reference Genomes Project” see here).

This meeting seeks to increase the number of collaborators, particularly from a global perspective, to this project.  To register for this meeting see here, and stay connected to this meeting and the BGI by following them on Twitter (@BGI-Events).  You can even enter yourself in a drawing to win a gift (a soft-drink soda!) when you provide proof you have re-tweeted meeting notices from the BGI.  The meeting with have two sessions: one on the progress and prospects of the 1000 plant and animal reference genome project and another on new developments in sequencing and bioinformatics technology.  There will be five workshops: crop genomics and breeding, aquaculture genomics, vegetable and flower genomics, forest and fruit tree genomics, and rare animal genomics (I’m not really sure what “rare” means in this sense).

Beijing Genomics Institute’s International Conference on Genomics 6

Seems like there are a whole series of symposia right now proclaiming to be the international conference on genomics and I do not know who holds the rights to the title.  I figure more meetings in this research area can’t hurt the state of the science.  The Beijing Genomics Institute has been sponsoring an annual series, The International Conference on Genomics, now on its 6th year, and, despite the name of “international conference”, it’s always held in or around Beijing.

This year’s meeting, The International Conference on Genomics 6 (ICG-VI) aims to promote research in basic and applied genomics by sponsoring a series of presentations focused on new sequencing techniques and bioinformatic strategies.  There will be sessions centered on new sequencing techniques, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and data mining, and social issues relating to new genomic information.  Registration for the meeting can be found here.

JGI’s Microbial Genomics & Metagenomics Workshops

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has offered numerous workshops for both microbial genomics and metagenomics over the past two years, and registration for the last workshop for 2011 is now open.  This last five day workshop of 2011 includes two days of seminars and three days of hands-on tutorials for both microbial genomics and metagenomic and using the following bioinformatic tools: IMG, IMG/M, IMG-ER, IMG-EDU, VISTA, GREENGENES and ARB.  Registration for this workshop can be found here.