GSC18 registration is closed, see you in Crete!

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GSC18 Agenda and Speakers

GSC18 preparations are continuing full speed! A summary agenda is now made available, following this link: We are also happy to announce that the list of speakers is now complete. During the three-day workshop, we will hear from: Keynote

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IDEA Mosquito Workshop

Neill Davies is a co-organizer of the IDEA Mosquito Workshop in Moorea (1-5 February 2016). The workshop will address critical information gaps that hinder our ability to efficiently control mosquito vectors and thus the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases, and

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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

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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

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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:

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MIBiG data standard published!

Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster (MIBiG) data standard manuscript is available (open access) on Nature Chemical Biology:

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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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