Yearly Archives: 2015

Marine Genomics Journal and MIxS

Marine Genomics Journal requires MIxS-compliant metadata from data article authors: “3. Data description, with phenotypic (if available), physiological and biochemical key features following the MIxS mandatory information of the MIxS checklist and environmental packages. This information should be provided in

Posted in Standards

Search NCBI BioSample for MIxS Samples

The BioSample database stores submitter-supplied descriptive information, or metadata, about the biological materials from which data stored in NCBI’s primary data archives are derived. The database is diverse; typical examples of a BioSample include a cell line, a primary tissue

Posted in GenBank

New board members

GSC welcomes our two new board member; Philip Hugenholtz and Granger Sutton! Philip’s research interests include the microbial ecology and evolution of host-associated ecosystems such as the termite hindgut and human microbiome, and genomic mapping of the microbial tree of

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MIBiG Standard featured in Innovations Report

“Learning from Nature: Genomic database standard alleviates search for novel antibiotics” article features the GSCs latest publication of the MIBiG standard: http://bit.ly/1QdlNND

Posted in Data Standards, Standards

MIBiG data standard published!

Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster (MIBiG) data standard manuscript is available (open access) on Nature Chemical Biology: http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v11/n9/full/nchembio.1890.html

Posted in Data Standards, GSC Project, Standards

Reporting missing values

The GSC MIxS project is supporting the missing/null value reporting language developed by the International Nucleotide Database Collaboration (INSDC). This language has been developed to be used where a value of an expected format for sample metadata reporting can not be provided.

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Jack Gilbert named one of the 50 Scientists that change the world

Business Insider has compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are changing the world for the better, Jack Gilbert is one of them! More details are in the article.

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Standards for Automated Function Prediction

GSC member Tatiana Tatusova will be present at the ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland (July 10-14, 2015). She is taking part in a special interest group (SIG) meeting – Automated Function Prediction (AFP-SIG). The mission of the AFP-SIG is to bring

Posted in ISMB, Meeting, Standards

GSC at the Microbiology of the Built Environment Conference

Lynn Schriml will be presenting a poster “MIxS-BE” during the fourth annual conference on the Microbiology of the Built Environment between July 15-18, 2015.

Posted in Data Standards, Meeting

M2B3 Standard Published

The M2B3 Reporting Standard has been published in the SIGS Journal. The M2B3 standard describes minimal mandatory and recommended contextual information for a marine microbial sample obtained in the epipelagic zone, includes meaningful information for researchers in the oceanographic, biodiversity and

Posted in Data Standards, MicroB3, Publications