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The IWGSC joins the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

16 September 2021

The IWGSC has joined the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative as a Global Engagement Organization.

The overall objective of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is to assemble and prepare a transdisciplinary community to conduct genome-to-phenome (G2P) research. The USDA-NIFA funded project connects crop and livestock scientists to each other and to scientists working in data, statistics, engineering and social sciences to identify shared problems and collaborate on solutions in genome-to-phenome science.

The AG2PI hosts activities for a broad range of researchers to connect to and learn from one another.

  • Virtual Field Days: Held on the third Wednesday of each month. Topics range from sharing research methods, approaches, capacities and identifying research challenges.
  • Workshops: Virtual in-depth studies to help researchers from different backgrounds build knowledge, vocabulary, and technical expertise across disciplines.
  • Conferences: held to identify gaps in knowledge, infrastructure, protocols, coordination, and opportunities within the G2P communities. These focus on topics that cross species boundaries such as cyberinfrastructure, bioinformatics, imaging, statistics, data storage, sharing and re-use.
  • Seed Grants: AG2PI awards seed grants that connect existing communities to jointly address shared research needs and opportunities as well as to identify gaps in physical infrastructure and data management. AG2PI awarded seven seed grants in Spring 2021 with two additional rounds of awards planned for September 2021 and Spring 2022.

Individuals are encouraged to get involved in the network by volunteering their expertise . For news and updates about AG2PI activities sign up to the mailing list .