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Training Workshop 2011

7-8 April 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic

The IWGSC held its first training workshop in Prague, Czech Republic, on 7-8 April 2011.

IWGSC Coordinating Committee members were invited to participate in the annual EU TriticeaeGenome project meeting in Prague 4-6 April 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. In conjunction with the TriticeaeGenome meeting, the IWGSC held its first Coordinating Committee training workshop in Prague on 7-8 April 2011. The workshop focused on survey sequencing, comparative genomics, survey sequencing assembly methods, blast searches on the website for the IWGSC data repository, methods for comparative and integrative analyses, marker development, and physical mapping. In addition to providing an opportunity for one-on-one training sessions, the agenda for the workshop included:

  • Overview and Status of the IWGSC Survey Sequencing Initiative by initiative leader. Jane Rogers. Slides
  • Overview of the IWGSC Bioinformatics Board by board chair. Klaus Mayer. Slides
  • Demonstration of different survey sequence assembly tools led by Mario Caccamo and Jonathan Wright. Slides
  • Demonstration of Blast searches and the website for the IWGSC data repository led by Michael Alaux. Slides
  • Comparative and integrative analyses led by Klaus Mayer, Michaela Martis, and Manual Spannagl. Slides
  • Bioinformatics challenges: assembly and annotation of key regions in Wheat Chromosome 3B, presentation by Matthew Bellgard. Slides
  • Physical mapping and anchoring strategies with minimal marker requirements led by Etienne Paux. Slides
  • Design of markers from genomic sequences and genotyping technologies led by Etienne Paux. Slides
  • Discussion and approval of draft data release guidelines. Slides

More than 40 scientists and breeders from Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States participated in the workshop. Discussions are underway to follow-up with another training workshop to be held in conjunction with the next year's TriticeaeGenome annual meeting as well as in conjunction with other national and international meetings.

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