The Earth Microbiome Project: The Meeting Report for the 1st International Earth Mircrobiome Project Conference
|Title||The Earth Microbiome Project: The Meeting Report for the 1st International Earth Mircrobiome Project Conference|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Gilbert, JA, Bailey, M, Field, D, Fierer, N, Fuhrman, JA, Hu, B, Jansson, J, Knight, R, Kowalchuk, GA, Kyrpides, N, Meyer, F, Stevens, RL|
|Journal||Standards in Genomic Sciences|
This report details the outcome of the 1st International Earth Microbiome Project Conference. The 2-day conference was held at the Kingkey Palace Hotel, Shenzhen, China, on the 14th-15th June 2011, and was hosted by BGI (formally the Beijing Genomics Institute). The conference was arranged as a formal launch for the Earth Microbiome Project, to highlight some of the exciting research projects, results of the preliminary pilot studies, and to provide a discussion forum for the types of technology and experimental approaches that will come to define the projects standard operating procedures.