News/GSC 15 Meeting
The 15th Genomic Standards Council meeting will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, April 22-24 2013, with a hackathon on April 24 and 25. From the meeting website:
This meeting will highlight the utilization of genome metadata standards for the enhancement of our biological understanding of microbes, the interaction between microbial genomes, human health and disease. GSC15 will provide a forum for standards developers, genome and metagenome researchers and biological database developers to discuss their research, initiate collaborations, join GSC working groups and engage in panel discussions. The conference will include two days of plenary talks featuring GSC projects and community standards efforts along with a keynote speaker, discussion of standards among a government panel and groups discussion panel. Day 3 of GSC15 will include concurrent GSC working groups open to GSC15 participants.
The GSC is soliciting abstracts for 15 minute talks or posters; the topics are implementing standards in genomic and metagenomic research projects, and development of resources, tools or databases related to the GSC mission; the deadline for submission is December 1st 2012.
Visit the Genomic Standards Council website for more information on the council and the meeting.