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Research Project: Control of Ovine Respiratory Disease through Genetic and Immunologic Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission and Disease

Location: Animal Disease Research

Title: GO-FAANG meeting: A gathering on functional annotation of animal genomes

Author
item Tuggle, Christopher - Iowa State University
item Giuffra, Elisabetta - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item White, Stephen
item Clarke, Laura - European Bioinformatics Institute
item Zhou, Huaijun - Uc Davis Medical Center
item Ross, Pablo - Uc Davis Medical Center
item Acloque, Herve - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item Reecy, James - Iowa State University
item Archibald, Alan - Roslin Institute
item Boichard, Michèle - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra
item Chamberlain, Amanda - Victoria State Government
item Cheng, Hans
item Crooijmans, Richard - University Of Wageningen
item Delany, Mary - Uc Davis Medical Center
item Groenen, Martien - University Of Wageningen
item Hayes, Ben - University Of Queensland
item Lunney, Joan
item Plastow, Graham - University Of Alberta
item Silverstein, Jeffrey
item Song, Jiuzhou - University Of Maryland
item Watson, Mick - Roslin Institute

Submitted to: Animal Genetics
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/21/2016
Publication Date: 10/1/2016
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/5501723
Citation: Tuggle, C.K., Giuffra, E., White, S.N., Clarke, L., Zhou, H., Ross, P.J., Acloque, H., Reecy, J.M., Archibald, A., Boichard, M., Chamberlain, A., Cheng, H.H., Crooijmans, R., Delany, M., Groenen, M.A., Hayes, B., Lunney, J.K., Plastow, G.S., Silverstein, J., Song, J., Watson, M. 2016. GO-FAANG meeting: A gathering on functional annotation of animal genomes. Animal Genetics. 47(5):528-533.

Interpretive Summary: The international FAANG (Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes) Consortium recently held a Gathering on FAANG (GO-FAANG) Workshop in Washington, DC on October 7-8, 2015. The FAANG Consortium was formed to advance the annotation of newly assembled genomes of non-model organisms. The GO-FAANG Workshop gathered together from around the world a group of 100-plus genome scientists, administrators, representatives of funding agencies and commodity groups to discuss the latest advancements of the Consortium and new perspectives. The Workshop was streamed live and recorded, and all talks, along with speaker slide presentations, are available at www.faang.org. In this report, we describe the major activities and outcomes of this meeting. We also provide updates on ongoing efforts to implement discussions and decisions since GO-FAANG to guide future FAANG activities. In summary, reference datasets are being established under pilot projects, and plans for tissue sets, morphological classification, and methods of sample collection for different tissues, core assays and data and meta-data analysis standards were identified.

Technical Abstract: The FAANG (Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes) Consortium recently held a Gathering On FAANG (GO-FAANG) Workshop in Washington, DC on October 7-8, 2015. This consortium is a grass-roots organization formed to advance the annotation of newly assembled genomes of non-model organisms (www.faang.org). The Workshop gathered together from around the world a group of 100-plus genome scientists, administrators, representatives of funding agencies and commodity groups to discuss the latest advancements of the Consortium and new perspectives. The Workshop was streamed live and recorded, and all talks, along with speaker slide presentations, are available at www.faang.org. In this report, we describe the major activities and outcomes of this meeting. We also provide updates on ongoing efforts to implement discussions and decisions taken at GO-FAANG to guide future FAANG activities. In summary, reference datasets are being established under pilot projects, and plans for tissue sets, morphological classification, and methods of sample collection for different tissues, core assays and data and meta-data analysis standards were identified.