Fourteenth-Sixteenth Microbial Genomics Conference-2006-2008

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The concept of an annual meeting on the E. coli genome was formulated at the Banbury Center Conference on the Genome of E. coli in October, 1991. The first meeting was held on September 10-14, 1992 at the University of Wisconsin, and this was followed by a yearly series of meetings, and by an expansion to include The fourteenth meeting took place September 24-28, 2006 at Lake Arrowhead, CA, the fifteenth September 16-20, 2007 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and the sixteenth September 14-18, 2008 at Lake Arrowhead. The full program for the 16th meeting is attached. ... continued below

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Miller, Jeffrey H April 18, 2011.

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The concept of an annual meeting on the E. coli genome was formulated at the Banbury Center Conference on the Genome of E. coli in October, 1991. The first meeting was held on September 10-14, 1992 at the University of Wisconsin, and this was followed by a yearly series of meetings, and by an expansion to include The fourteenth meeting took place September 24-28, 2006 at Lake Arrowhead, CA, the fifteenth September 16-20, 2007 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and the sixteenth September 14-18, 2008 at Lake Arrowhead. The full program for the 16th meeting is attached. There have been rapid and exciting advances in microbial genomics that now make possible comparing large data sets of sequences from a wide variety of microbial genomes, and from whole microbial communities. Examining the “microbiomes”, the living microbial communities in different host organisms opens up many possibilities for understanding the landscape presented to pathogenic microorganisms. For quite some time there has been a shifting emphasis from pure sequence data to trying to understand how to use that information to solve biological problems. Towards this end new technologies are being developed and improved. Using genetics, functional genomics, and proteomics has been the recent focus of many different laboratories. A key element is the integration of different aspects of microbiology, sequencing technology, analysis techniques, and bioinformatics. The goal of these conference is to provide a regular forum for these interactions to occur. While there have been a number of genome conferences, what distinguishes the Microbial Genomics Conference is its emphasis on bringing together biology and genetics with sequencing and bioinformatics. Also, this conference is the longest continuing meeting, now established as a major regular annual meeting. In addition to its coverage of microbial genomes and biodiversity, the meetings also highlight microbial communities and the use of genomic information to aid in the understanding of pathogens and biothreats. An additional focus cover s“bioenergetics. The meetings have a mix of invited and participant-initiated presentations and poster sessions during which investigators from different disciplines become familiar with available data bases and new tools facilitating coordination of information. The fields are moving very fast both in the acquisition of new knowledge of genome contents and also in the management and analysis of the information. The key is connecting bodies of knowledge on sequences, genetic organization and regulation to be able to relate the significance of this information to understanding cellular processes. To our knowledge, no other meeting synthesizes the biology of organisms, sequence information and database analysis, as well as the comparison with other completed genome sequences.

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  • Report No.: Final Report
  • Grant Number: FG02-06ER64224
  • DOI: 10.2172/1011419 | External Link
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Miller, Jeffrey H. Fourteenth-Sixteenth Microbial Genomics Conference-2006-2008, report, April 18, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833707/: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.