EC-US TASK FORCE ON BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Workshop on Marine Genomics: High throughput technologies and their application/influence on marine microbial genomics and biotechnology
Washington D.C., US
10-12 October 2010
Douglas Bartlett, UC San Diego
Frank Oliver Glöckner, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
The workshop will be structured around four themes:
Theme I. Bioinformatic tools to process large sequence data sets
What are the tools in use today for handling large sequence data sets? How accessible and understandable are they to the broader scientific community? What improvements are needed?
Theme II. Obtaining ever larger sequence data sets: Current and future technologies
(Roundtable with industry representatives and workshop participants)
What are the new next generation sequencing technologies and what are their strengths and weaknesses? What capabilities are needed for progress in marine genomics?
Theme III. Connecting genotypes with function
How are large sequence data sets and next generations sequencing being coupled with functional studies that assess biological and environmental significance?
Theme IV. Training marine microbiologists today: culturing versus Unix
How do we better train next generation marine scientists in the integration of next generation sequencing with microbiology and oceanography?
Drafting of a preliminary US-EC joint course plan on (Marine) Bioinformatics
Director of Oceans and Human Health Initiative
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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GARBINE GUIU ETXEBERRIA
Research Programme Officer
Directorate for Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food
Directorate-General for Research
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