Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, March 1991; 2(6)
A workshop on Drosophila genome research, held in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 3-5, 1990, was cosponsored by the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School. The meeting's goals included consideration of the following:
In addition to investigators from the Drosophila community, the workshop was attended by representatives of the Caenorhabditis elegans genome project and by experts in sequencing technology and biocomputing. Because of the important issues raised and the limited number of workshop participants, attendees published a summary report of the proceedings. Readers may request a copy of the summary report from HGMIS at no charge.
Participants gave several reasons for their view that Drosophila research should be given a high priority in the allocation of funds for the genome initiative:
The workshop included reports from current and proposed Drosophila genome projects, discussions of genome analysis work being done on C. elegans and Escherichia coli, reports on current initiatives to manage information and strain maintenance and distribution, and a description of advanced sequencing technologies.
The 32nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago will include a March 23 workshop, chaired by Dan Lindsley (University of California, San Diego), to give updates on the Drosophila genome project and to develop a community position paper on computerizing the Drosophila database.
Contact: Anne Marie Langevin, 301/571-1825
Reported by William S. Reznikoff
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin
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