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The G10K-VGP/EBP Meeting

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The Genome 10K (G10K) Community of Scientists is proud to announce its Annual Meeting in 2019 to further advance the mission of the Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP). Additionally, for the first time during the Annual Meeting, the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) will partner with us in a joint effort to engage and integrate with other large-scale genome projects, including previous G10K partnerships with B10K, Bat1K, and GIGA for non-insect invertebrates as well as EBP-affiliated projects, such the aforementioned VGP, GIGA, as well as Darwin Tree of Life UK-EBP at Wellcome Trust Sanger, i5k insect genomes), GAGA (ant genomes), USDA’s Ag100Pests for insects, JGI’s 1000 Fungal Genomes Project, and 10KP for plants. We look forward to the G10K-VGP/EBP 2019 meeting!

The G10K Community of Scientists is a consortium of leading scientists representing research centers, zoos, museums, and academic institutions from around the world and is dedicated to coordinating international efforts for large-scale sequencing and analyses projects since 2009. The G10K is currently focusing on the VGP (Twitter @genomeark), whose goal is to generate near error-free reference genome assemblies of approximately all 70,000 extant vertebrate species, to address fundamental questions in biology, disease and conservation. These genome assemblies are being made publicly available via our Genome Ark GitHub and annotated in the NCBI and Ensembl databases.

The EBP is a consortium of independent partner institutions that have the common goal of sequencing and annotating the genomes of all 1.5 million known eurkaryotic species (animals, plants, fungi, protozoa and other microbes). Since its official launch in November 2018 in London, there are 25 member institutions and more than 20 large-scale projects affiliated with EBP. The EBP is expected to create a new foundation for biology to drive solutions for preserving biodiversity and sustaining human societies.

The At-A-Glance agenda is available here.

Overarching Goals:

1. Advance the missions of the VGP, EBP, and other large-scale genome projects;
2. Announce progress towards completing Phase 1 of the VGP;
3. Announce progress of the EBP and related projects;
4. Disseminate best current practices from the VGP and other projects for genome assemblies, curation, and annotation, while strategizing for further improvements in productivity, efficiency and quality; and
5. Create opportunities for collaboration, integration, cross-fertilization of ideas, and execution of plans for completing large-scale genome projects.

The 2019 meeting will consist of general session talks, breakout sessions for different working groups and projects, and networking events over four days and will be held at The Rockefeller University, Manhattan, NY. Full registration includes access to all scientific sessions (except those noted as by invitation only) breakfast, lunch, two coffee/snack breaks each day, and evening receptions on Tuesday and Thursday. A one-day registration pass is also available; however, please note that the specific day must be selected during registration and may not be changed at a later day. Please note that registration does not include accommodations or travel. The full program will be available as a PDF approximately one month before the event and will be sent to all registered participants by email. Please note that early bird registration closes July 16th without exception.


Logistics:

Venue: The G10K-VGP/EBP Meeting will be held in the Collaborative Research Center at The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. The main entrance is at 66th St and York Ave. We will also have access to the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation – David Rockefeller River Campus for breaks and selected activities. Established in 1901, The Rockefeller University is the world's leading biomedical research university, drawing top scientists and graduate students from around the world in pursuit of one mission: to conduct science for the benefit of humanity. RU has an extensive record of achievement with 25 Nobel Prizes, 22 Lasker Awards, and 20 National Medals of Science. The Rockefeller University shares the intersection of York Avenue and East 68th Street with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.


Air and Ground Transportation
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Airport: The closest airports are John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA); both are international airports.
Ground Transportation: Taxis, Ubers, Lyfts, and other car services are readily available. Citi Bike is also available.


Accommodations
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Affinia: There are rooms on hold for the room block at $199 a night until August 5, 2019. If you are going to stay here, please book as soon as possible because there are limited rooms at this rate and before the hotel releases the rooms publicly. Rooms are blocked for August 27 through 30th. Please use this specific link to make a hotel reservation. Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.zwerling@denihan.com with any questions related to booking a room at Affinia.

Other hotels in the immediate area (without room blocks) include the Bentley Hotel and Helmsley Medical Tower Guest Facility. These hotels offered rooms in the $299-350 range last year in 2018.


Conference Organizers:

Erich Jarvis, Sadye Paez, and Lauren Shalmiyev, Rockefeller University
Harris Lewin, Stephen Richards, and Nicolette Caperello, UC Davis


Poster Abstract Submission: If you would like to submit an abstract, please use the following guidelines. Submissions are due by Wednesday, July 17th (email to Sadye, spaez@rockefeller.edu). Decisions will be made by committee and notifications emailed by Wednesday, July 31st.

Rules for Abstract Submission:

1. Report original research: at the time of abstract submission, the research must not have been previously published verbatim as a meeting abstract or article.

2. State the research objectives and rationale, summarize methods and results, and state the conclusions (300-word limit). Please specify which taxa and/or area of genomic research (e.g., sample prep, assembly, annotation, etc.) applies to your abstract.

3. Persons maybe first/presenting author on only one abstract.

4. One of the authors must present the work at the meeting.

5. Poster setup may begin at 8am on the designated day (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday). You will be assigned a specific day for presenting your poster; if you anticipate that you will not be attending the entire meeting, please include that information in your submission for logistical planning.

Please include the following information in your abstract submission:

Title

Authors: Last, First: affiliations (include an email address for the corresponding author)

Introduction, Research Objectives/Rationale, Methods, Results, Conclusions

Taxa or area of genomic research


Questions: Please contact Lauren Shalmiyev (Lshanker01@rockefeller.edu) with general questions or Sadye Paez (spaez@rockefeller.edu) with poster abstract submission questions.


We are thankful to our technology sponsors and look forward to welcoming them at the G10K-VGP/EBP 2019 meeting!





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