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

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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: http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v11/n9/full/nchembio.1890.html

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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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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

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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.

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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

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Ocean Sampling Day 2015

Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) was successfully completed for the second time! OSD is a simultaneous global mega-sequencing campaign aiming to generate the largest standardized microbial data set in a single day. An OSD Consortium paper has just been published in

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GSC at the Microbes in the City meeting

Lynn Schriml will be presenting “MIxS-BE”, and Jack Gilbert will be presenting “The Built Environment Microbiome: Health and Disease” at Microbes in the City meeting on June 19th, 2015

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