Workshop Roscoff 2018
Our third workshop took place at the Station Biologique Roscoff in Roscoff, France from November 5 to 9 2018. This effort brought together taxonomists with expertise in individual lineages that span the eukaryotic tree of life to curate reference 18S rDNA sequences of these lineages by incorporating knowledge of phylogenetic, morphological, and/or environmental contextual data. This third edition was particularly (but not exclusively) focused on Diatoms, Dinoflagellates, and Green Algae. During the workshop, the working group integrated the curation efforts on individual eukaryotic groups into a biological data warehouse consisting of curated sequences, flexible taxonomy, and phylogenetic trees and their underlying sequence alignments. We will further use this 18S rDNA reference database to investigate the environmental distribution of eukaryotic microbes from large-scale HTES datasets. Each curator was encouraged to use their curated data to address research questions of interest. We discussed how to tackle such projects and encourage participants to publish their results. The workshop was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Moore Foundation, and it has been endorsed by GlobalHAB.
|Martin Kolisko||Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre - ASCR|
|Evan Morien||University of British Columbia|
|Serafim Nenarokov||Institute of Parasitology Biology Centre - ASCR|