A new JGI CSP15 call for large scale genome projects has been announced (see 1.usa.gov/JGI-CSP). Interactions with plants, functional aspects of fungal diversity, ENCODE like projects for potential DOE relevant models are encouraged along with other genomics projects aligned with DOE missions in bioenergy, carbon cycling, and biogeochemistry, which can not be done by a single lab. In addition, single species of diverse fungi can be nominated for sequencing at 1.usa.gov/JGI-1000-Fungi withing the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project
If you are thinking about a new proposal, have questions, or hear about this opportunity for the first time, please register with Fungal Genomics Workshop on the first day (March 18, 2014) of JGI User Meeting in Walnut Creek CA. David Hibbett, Dan Cullen, Louise Glass and others will present their successful CSP projects. We'll also discuss future directions of JGI Fungal Program and MycoCosm data and tools. In addition, Mary Berbee and Rytas Vilgalys will give talks at plenary sessions of the JGI User Meeting.
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