The purpose of the Genome Assembly & Annotation Committee (GAAC) is to assist in the coordination and integration of the DOE Joint Genome Institute sequencing of the poplar genome with structural and functional genomics research taking place in Populus and other organisms worldwide. GAAC membership is broad-based with representation from universities, government agencies, environmental groups, and industry. Each member has and will provide a unique perspective in terms of project goals and directions.
- Brian Ellis, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Stefan Janssen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
- Dan Rokhsar, DOE Joint Genome Institute
- Jerry Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA