International Aphid Genomic Consortium
|Over the past years, several significant advances have been made towards developing aphids as a model system for evolutionary genetics and genomics.
The International Aphid Genomic Consortium was created in Paris (June 2003) in order to coordinate various efforts, both to cut down on unnecessary redundancy and to enhance the likelihood of future for large-scale projects.
The ultimate goal of this network is to develop the aphid model system to the same level of molecular, cell, and developmental biological understanding as other model insects (mosquito, drosophila, Lepidoptera, bee…), but with the added advantage of being able to more easily study the mechanisms of adaptation and biotic interactions in the context of natural and agronomic environments.
The IAGC Board includes :
(INRA, France) is the co-Regional Representative for Europe/Africa
(CRG, Spain) is the co-Regional Representative for Europe/Africa
(Emory university, USA) is the Regional Representative for the Americas
(CSIRO, Australia) is the Regional Representative for Asia/Oceania
If you are willing to become a member of the IAGC, please register at the IAGC membership page and to the aphidgenomics mailing list.
Beside their annual meeting, IAGC is delivering various steering documents for the groups belonging to the consortium (White Paper, White Paper II). They are now working on a third white paper describing needs around
- aphid genome sequencing in the context of the I5K initiative
- ecological genomics
- functional tool development
- bioinformatic tool development
Creation date: 26 November 2008
Update: 04 February 2013