i5k Insect and other Arthropod Genome Sequencing Initiative

The i5k initiative plans to sequence the genomes of 5,000 insect and related arthropod species over the next 5 years. This project will be transformative because it aims to sequence the genomes of all insect species known to be important to worldwide agriculture, food safety, medicine, and energy production; all those used as models in biology; the most abundant in world ecosystems; and representatives in every branch of insect phylogeny so as to achieve a deep understanding of arthropod evolution and phylogeny.

The i5k initiative will be broad and inclusive and thus is seeking to involve scientists from around the world and obtain funding from academia, governments, industry, and private sources. To get involved please sign up to this wiki, let people know which species you work with and maybe nominate some for sequencing as part of the i5k effort.

Introduction to the i5k Insect and other Arthropod Genome Sequencing Initiative – AGC Talk >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/i5K/Hackett_AGC_talk_2011-06-09

Please see attached: First Announcement for i5k Community Workshop May 30-31, 2012 >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/File:i5kFlyer010312.pdf (Open this link in a separate tab or window, click the file name, then view or download the file.)

Notice the newly added: Criteria for Prioritization of Arthropods/Pre-sequencing Informatics >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/wiki/i5K/Pre_sequencing_informatics

Notice the newly added i5k Brochure of August, 2012 >> http://arthropodgenomes.org/w/images/b/b2/i5k_flier_Aug-2012.pdf

Use the links in the left-hand margin to navigate through the wiki to find out where much of the work is being accomplished and reported.

 i5k Coordinating Group**This list is formative: additional representatives will be recruited internationally.
  • Gene E. Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kevin J. Hackett, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland
  • Susan J. Brown, Kansas State University and Arthropod Genomics Consortium
  • Owain R. Edwards, CSIRO, Centre for Environment and Life Sciences, Australia
  • Mary Purcell-Miramontes, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC
  • Christine Elsik, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Scott Emrich, University of Notre Dame
  • Jay D. Evans, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland
  • Toni Gabaldon, Comparative Genomics Group, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Marian R. Goldsmith, University of Rhode Island
  • Pedro Lagerblad de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Daniel Lawson, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton UK
  • Kang Le, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Bernhard Misof, ZFMK, Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research, Bonn, Germany
  • Monica C. Munoz-Torres, BBOP, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Oliver Niehuis, ZFMK, Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research, Bonn, Germany
  • Jack Okamuro, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland
  • Alexie Papanicolaou, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia
  • Michael Pfrender, University of Notre Dame
  • Stephen (fringy) Richards, Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
  • Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Denis Tagu, National Institute for Agricultural Research – Rennes, Le Rheu, France
  • Evgeny M. Zdobnov, University of Geneva Medical School, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Guojie Zhang, BGI-Shenzhen, China
  • Xinming Zhang, BGI-Shenzhen, China
  • Xin Zhou, BGI-Shenzhen, China

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