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Research Project: I5K WORKSHOP: AN INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO SEQUENCE 5,000 OF THE WORLD’S KEY ARTHROPOD SPECIES

Location: Bee Research

Project Number: 1245-21000-090-31
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 13, 2012
End Date: May 16, 2013

Objective:
The immediate goal is the descriptive and applied use of genomics for each of the insect and mite species that impact U.S. agriculture. This will be accomplished by leveraging federal, state, and industry funds and expertise. This workshop will be the first effort to coordinate insect genome projects across all species of importance to agriculture and medicine.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 7/22/2014
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