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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Third Physcomitrella Genome Workshop, Freiburg, Germany

Third Physcomitrella Genome Workshop, Freiburg, Germany

The Third Physcomitrella Genome Workshop will take place on 13 to 15 September at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

The Physcomitrella genome was first sequenced at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) of the US Department of Energy and published in 2008 by a consortium of 70 researchers from 45 different laboratories. The event will focus in particular on the annotation of this genome, which has become a model organism in applied and in basic biology.

The workshop will aim to create a lively working atmosphere and by providing ample space for hands-on mining and annotating of the moss genome. Insights into genomic resources for other bryophytes will also be provided.

The organisers of the conference have constructed a website containing information about the moss genome. The event will talk about this new resource, which aims to attract additional researchers to help in further annotation of moss genes.

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Remarks: To ensure a productive workshop, the number of participants is limited to 50. Online registration is requested.

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