[Coral-List] GIGA symposium at SMBE 2014 - New abstract deadline Feb 3, 2014

Christian R Voolstra christian.voolstra at kaust.edu.sa
Sun Jan 26 03:30:10 EST 2014

Dear friends and colleagues,

This is just a friendly reminder that the abstract deadline for the 2014 SMBE meeting (Puerto Rico from June 8-12, 2014) has been extended to Feb 3. For more details please see -  http://smbe.org/annual/2014/

Our symposium entitled "Establishing a "Global Invertebrate Genome Alliance" (GIGA) for Comparative Genomics" aims to bring together researchers with the ultimate aim to cooperatively sequence or analyse whole genomes and transcriptomes of approximately 7,000 selected invertebrates, with a focus on non-insect, non-nematode marine taxa. A white paper is available at the Journal of Heredity, which outlines GIGA's goals, data and methodological standards (http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/105/1/1.full).

This symposium is organized by Jose V. Lopez, Todd Oakley, and Christian R Voolstra. It addresses modern genome technology with the history of life, and will be another step in helping the GIGA community to grow and exchange ideas in a molecular evolutionary context. We hope to see as many of you there as possible so that discussions of GIGA and related projects can continue.

Joe, Todd, I, and other SMBE symposia organizers look forward to receiving your abstracts.


Christian R Voolstra
Assistant Professor of Marine Genomics
PI Reef Genomics
Red Sea Research Center
KAUST University

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