Start Date: Jun 13, 2012
End Date: May 16, 2013
Provide an open workshop to initiate a worldwide project to provide insect and mite genetic information needed to develop more sustainable pest management practices, and to support populations of pollinators and other beneficials. After opening remarks by one of ARS' National Program Leaders, the first day of the workshop will consist of sessions devoted to Opening Session: “Global Needs for Insect Genomics”, “Sampling for Impact and Diversity”, “Strategies for Successful Community Genome Projects”, and “Current Progress on 100+ Genomes”. The second day will comprise of breakout groups targeting “Funding and Resources", “Taxon and Sampling Decisions", “Sequencing, Assembly and Annotation”, and “Community Building and Training.” Common Session will allow Report-backs and Discussion: Coordination of specific writing plans and a framework for initiating the next 400 projects in 2012.