The GSC 16 Meeting
The 16th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)
Theme: Biodiversity Genomics
Date: March 31 – April 2, 2014
Co-organizers: Dawn Field, Neil Davies, Chris Meyer, Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Linda Amaral-Zettler, John Deck, Norman Morrison, Mesude Bicak, Frank Oliver Glöckner, Renzo Kottmann, Lynn Schriml, Peter Sterk, Matthias Obst, Folker Meyer, Nikos Kyrpides,Hans Peter Klenk, George Garrity, the GOs Network Steering Committee and the OSD Team
The GSC 16th meeting will take place at Oxford University March 31 – April 2, 2014.
Theme: The main theme of GSC16 is Biodiversity Genomics:
Large efforts are underway to sequence much of the biodiversity on Earth. Some focus on particular species (notably humans and other model organisms, or species of economic or ecological significance) and others on particular places or environments. These studies, whether at the organismal or ecosystem scale, increasingly address change over time. There is much potential overlap among these projects and an urgent need to establish common data standards as well as an opportunity to share lessons learned (e.g., biobanking, data policies, technological approaches, informatics platforms, theory and modeling etc.) GSC 16 will serve as the fourth meeting of the Genomic Observatories Network (GOs 4) and the first international meeting of the Ocean Sampling Day Consortium.
As this is a residential meeting, registration and accommodation will be handled by Pembroke College. Please visit this website to register and indicate your housing requirements.