Igor Grigoriev, David Hibbett and I are organizing a one-day workshop on March 21, 2011 at the JGI in Walnut Creek to cover comparative genome analysis of basidiomycetes. This jamboree will take place between the Fungal Genetics Conference in Asilomar (Mar 15-20) and the JGI User Meeting (Mar 22-24). The workshop will include sessions on wood decayers, symbionts and soil fungal metagenomics.
The various sessions will include an update on current genome sequencing projects running at the JGI, including the Wood Decayers and Mycorrhizal Symbionts projects, and cross-all-basidio comparisons.
People willing to make a contribution can contact Igor, David or myself.
Photo: Early stages of Fomitopsis fruiting body development. Spruce forest near Pierre Percée in the Vosges range. © F Martin