Advancing genomics through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA)
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Marine Science Program
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Online Publication Date2017-07-17
Print Publication Date2017
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/630390
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AbstractThe Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA), a collaborative network of diverse scientists, marked its second anniversary with a workshop in Munich, Germany in 2015, where international attendees focused on discussing current progress, milestones and bioinformatics resources. The community determined the recruitment and training of talented researchers as one of the most pressing future needs and identified opportunities for network funding. GIGA also promotes future research efforts to prioritise taxonomic diversity and create new synergies. Here, we announce the generation of a central and simple data repository portal with a wide coverage of available sequence data, via the compagen platform, in parallel with more focused and specialised organism databases to globally advance invertebrate genomics. This article serves the objectives of GIGA by disseminating current progress and future prospects in the science of invertebrate genomics with the aim of promotion and facilitation of interdisciplinary and international research.
CitationVoolstra CR, GIGA Community of Scientists (COS), Wörheide G, Lopez JV (2017) Advancing genomics through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA). Invertebrate Systematics 31: 1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS16059.
SponsorsThe GIGA Community of Scientists gives special thanks to the German Research Foundation (DFG, project Wo896/16-1 to G. Wörheide) for substantially supporting the GIGAII workshop in Munich (Germany) in March 2015.