ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Research and publication accomplishment highlights from our consortium members

 
 
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What Have We Accomplished?

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ASSEMBLATHON 1

A competitive assessment of de novo short-read assembly methods; simulation of sequence based on human Chromosome 13.

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ASSEMBLATHON 2

A competitive assessment using de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species (i.e., bird, snake, and fish); one outcome was PBJelly gap-filling tool.

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ALIGNATHON

A competitive assessment of whole-genome alignment methods.

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101 GENOMES PROJECT (with BGI)

In 2010, BGI partnered with G10K to sequence the first 101 species, with representatives from each vertebrate group.

Avian Phylogenomics Project (APP)

The Avian Phylogenomics Project (APP), led by Drs. Jarvis, Zhang, and Gilbert, included over 200 researchers from 80 institutions in 20 countries and successfully sequenced the genomes of birds in all 40+ orders, including 7 endangered species with DNA isolated from frozen tissue samples.

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Prior VGP Member Accomplishments

  • Leadership of the G10K help develop the BLAST algorithm widely used by the scientific community
  • Members from the B10K have successfully conducted large-scale international genome projects. The B10K aims to generate representative draft genome sequences from all extant bird species.
  • The Bat1K aims to generate reference genomes of all living (~1300) bat species and contribute them to the VGP effort.
  • Cancer Genome Atlas Project
  • Autism Speaks Genome Project
  • Several members of the VGP leadership previously co-led the first human genomes project and the current 1000 human genomes project.
  • Members of the VGP leadership include those co-leading the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GAGH)
  • The Earth Biogenome Project, to which the VGP will contribute genomes.
  • 100&Change grant mechanism: our proposal was shortlisted as one of the top ten of all proposals

 

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