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2011 Santa Cruz Genome Assembly Workshop--March 14-16, 2011
2011 Genome 10K Meeting--March 16-18, 2011
This registration form gathers the appropriate information to properly accommodate you.
Input is required when a field is marked with a red asterisk. Completing this form in its entirety is greatly appreciated!
After completing this form, please go to the Accommodations page to make lodging reservations, if needed. Please reference Genome 10K project when reserving your room. Space is limited, so please reserve early! Thank you.
For help or any questions, please contact Rochelle Fuller at or 831-459-1597.
GAW2011 will address one of the most pressing problems in genome sequencing: the increasing challenge of developing computational analysis methods that can keep up with the ever-accelerating advances in genome sequencing technology. The focus will be on computational analysis of whole-genome sequencing data and, in particular, on the critical problem of assembling these data into a reasonably complete and accurate genome sequence. Our goal is to agree on rigorous standards for de novo and reference-assisted genome assemblies and determine the best way forward to achieve these standards. To facilitate cross-fertilization in this workshop, we will engage experts from a variety of projects involving large-scale genome sequencing. At this working meeting we will produce a publication outlining our proposed standards and approach. To accomplish this, we will spend the last day in small groups determining our protocol and drafting the paper.
The subsequent 2011 Genome 10K Meeting will occur two years after the inaugural meeting that launched the ambitious project to sequence the genomes of at least 10,000 vertebrate species. Starting with a big idea, 55 leading scientists representing major zoos, museums, research centers, and universities around the world hashed out the logistics involved in assembling a genomic zoo. The meeting resulted in a white paper outlining the project, which was published in the Journal of Heredity. This project is now underway with a burgeoning database of more than 16,000 likely specimens and another 100 associates and affiliates. A pilot project was recently started to sequence and assemble genomes of the first 100 to120 species, which will include a diverse group of reptiles, mammals, fishes, birds, and amphibians of evolutionary, scientific, economic, and conservation importance.
At the 2011 Genome 10K meeting, we will analyze the progress of the pilot project and, in light of that analysis, chart the course of the full project.
Each meeting has a separate registration fee of $500 that includes most meals and transportation between your hotel and the airport if your schedule permits you to use our pre-arranged airport transportation. You are responsible for hotel accommodations and all other travel arrangements and costs. Please register below and if needed, you will find suggested accommodations here.
The meetings are restricted to a limited number of participants so that we can have maximally focused discussions. Registration closes completely January 15, 2011, but we expect the meetings to fill up long before then.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 12:00 AM
Sunday, January 16, 2011, 02:00 PM