Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium and PigNet Genome Conference
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK
November 2 to 4, 2009
On November 2-4 the Swine genome Sequencing Consortium (SGSC) and the EU COST action "PigNet" will organize the Pig Genome III meeting to celebrate the completion of the pig genome sequence. The sequencing of the porcine genome at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, UK is close to its initial goal of finalizing a 4x improved quality genome sequence of the porcine genome. The sequencing effort is based on a CHORI-242 BAC minimal tiling path and directed improvement will provide an equivalent quality of 6X genomic coverage.
Genome sequence data have been assembled and annotated using automated tools and published through the Ensembl genome browser (currently the Sscrofa9 genome build is available at: http://www.ensembl.org/Sus_scrofa/Info/Index ). This meeting provides an essential opportunity to convene the broader pig genomics community as well as end-users to ensure rapid and full deployment of the sequence information.
Specific goals of the meeting include:
The conference also serves to stimulate interactions between researchers who have focused on creating the sequencing platform and conducting the sequencing with those investigators who are dedicated to using this information. To date, these have in part been separate research communities and the conference will provide a forum for introductions and to engage the broader community to participate in the analysis of the genome sequence. Finally, the conference organizers will integrate a theme focusing on creating international guidelines to ensure the broadest dissemination and utilization of genomic information.
Conference program and registration:
|Lawrence B. Schook, Ph.D.||Professor, Gutgsell Chair, University of Illinois|
|Jonathan E. Beever, Ph.D.||Associate Professor, University of Illinois|
|Merete Fredholm, D.V.M., Ph.D.||Professor, University of Copenhagen|
|Denis Milan, Ph.D.||Research Director, INRA, Toulouse|
|Alan L. Archibald, Ph.D.||Professor, The Roslin Institute|
|Randall Prather, Ph.D.||Professor, Distinguished Chair, University of Missouri|
|Carol Churcher, Ph.D.||Leader, Pig Genome Sequencing Project, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute|
|Elisabetta Guiffra, Ph.D.||Research Leader, Tecnoparco, Lodi, Italy|
|Martien Groenen, Ph.D.||Professor, Wageningen University|
A full conference schedule is now available on line.
Pig Genome III is part funded by: