Biology Faculty Articles

Title

Advancing Genomics Through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Keywords

Biodiversity, Evolution, Genetics, Metazoa

Publication Title

Invertebrate Systematics

ISSN

1445-5226

Volume

31

Issue/No.

1

First Page

1

Last Page

7

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA), a collaborative network of diverse scientists, marked its second anniversary with a workshop in Munich, Germany in 2015, where international attendees focused on discussing current progress, milestones and bioinformatics resources. The community determined the recruitment and training of talented researchers as one of the most pressing future needs and identified opportunities for network funding. GIGA also promotes future research efforts to prioritise taxonomic diversity and create new synergies. Here, we announce the generation of a central and simple data repository portal with a wide coverage of available sequence data, via the compagen platform, in parallel with more focused and specialised organism databases to globally advance invertebrate genomics. This article serves the objectives of GIGA by disseminating current progress and future prospects in the science of invertebrate genomics with the aim of promotion and facilitation of interdisciplinary and international research.

Comments

©CSIRO 2017

ORCID ID

0000-0002-1637-4125

ResearcherID

F-8809-2011

DOI

10.1071/IS16059

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