|i5k in press|
An update from the i5k initiative published in the Jounal of Heredity. The 5000 arthropod genomes initiative (i5K) community met formally in 2012 to discuss a roadmap for sequencing and analyzing 5000 high-priority arthropods and is continuing this effort via pilot projects, the development of standard operating procedures, and training of students and career scientists. With university, governmental, and industry support, the i5K Consortium aspires to deliver sequences and analytical tools for each of the arthropod branches and each of the species having beneficial and negative effects on humankind.
About the AGC
The Arthropod Genomic Consortium brings together resources and expertise in bioinformatics and functional genomics to support scientists in the application of genomic approaches to solving problems in arthropod biology related to human, animal and plant health. The Consortium encourages interactions and collaborations between its members and other scientists around the world who are studying arthropods at the genomic level.
The Arthropod Genomics Consortium is organized to increase collaboration and information exchange among the community of scientists performing genomic studies on arthropods. Promoting pathways of communication and sharing expertise across the consortium will cost-effectively deliver outcomes such as software/databases, standard nomenclature, and white papers supporting organism sequencing, all of which contribute to future comparative genomic and phylogenetic studies. The information/resources attained will be used to seek funding to advance the study of arthropods.
The AGC steering committee consists of the following people:
|⁜ , University of Cambridge|
|⁜ , Kansas State University|
|⁜ Chris Elsik, University of Missouri|
|⁜ , University of Notre Dame|
|⁜ , Harvard University|
|⁜ Don Gilbert, Indiana University|
|⁜ , University of Rhode Island|
|⁜ , Indiana University|
|⁜ , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|⁜ , INRA, Rennes, France|
Advisors to the committee include:
|⁜ , Baylor College of Medicine|
|⁜ , NCBI|
Invitation to join the consortium
Please join us in uniting diverse arthropod research groups into a world-wide consortium. To start, please join the consortium and help us compile a comprehensive listing of the species being studied, the motivation for those studies, the expected outcomes and applications. To do so, simply click on the 'Adding data' tab above and follow the appropriate links. There are separate forms for contact information and research interests, organisms studied and genomic resources available, and one to update genome sequencing project status and white paper access. This info will allow consortium members to identify potential collaborators and genomics/bioinformatics resources. In addition, we will use it to draft white papers and focus lobbying efforts. The first thing a funding agency asks is “show me the community”. We are developing this wiki to do just that. We have started by dividing the diverse species into four working groups, around which we plan to write white papers.
The current working groups are:
|News item||Published date|
|i5K-KINBRE Script Share on Github||2456586.521 October 2013|
|i5k progress report published||2456539.54 September 2013|
|Mengenilla moldrzyki assembly released through GenBank||2456135.527 July 2012|
|Priacma serrata assembly released through GenBank||2456135.527 July 2012|
|Drosophila miranda assembly released through GenBank||2456090.512 June 2012|
|Lutzomyia longipalpis assembly released through GenBank||2456089.511 June 2012|
|Phlebotomus papatasi assembly released through GenBank||2456063.516 May 2012|
|Manduca sexta assembly released through GenBank||2456030.513 April 2012|
|Metaseiulus occidentalis assembly released through GenBank||2455971.514 February 2012|
|Heliconius melpomene assembly released through GenBank||2455971.514 February 2012|
|More news items …|
Adding data to this wiki
We need your help in making this wiki work, and that means as many people adding content as possible. We realize that many research organisms fit into multiple categories but for the moment please choose the one that best fit your research area
Please list your organism on the section home page and provide a paragraph or two of text describing the status of genomics in your organism (ie ESTs available, genome available), what resources are lacking and why they are needed.
You can check whether your species is already present by using the
- Why not for a user account on this wiki?
- Add Person information using the form.
- Add Species information using the form.
- A on how to sign up to the wiki is available.
This wiki uses the SemanticMediawiki extensions so that many of the main pages (Species,Person) do not need direct editing. Instead data can be added using the above forms and this will automatically get displayed in the relevant page (e.g. add species of interest to your person page and your name will appear in the species one, there is no need to edit the species page). The site is still under development and comments/ideas for improvements are very welcome.
If you have any questions of difficulties whilst updating pages please contact Daniel Lawson
Thanks for your help and welcome to the consortium.
The Arthropod Genomic Consortium