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The MULTINATIONAL BRASSICA GENOME PROJECT (MBGP)

Objectives

The Multinational Brassica Genome Project was established in 2002, following discussions amongst members of the international research community who were at that time involved in developing a number of genomic resources.

The original outine of the effort is available link, together with the subsequent Concept note link for Brassica Genome Sequencing. A White Paper was also produced.

Current efforts are focused on establishment of a Brassica Information System, development of associated standards for describing data entities and experimental resources, and in ongoing sharing of information.

Annual meetings of an ad hoc Steering Group are held at least once a year (at PAG, but also when possible at other international meetings). Minutes are recorded below

A moderated mailing list is available for sharing information and announcements with colleagues wordldwide.

A Roadmap for the Brassica Information System has been generated (2018)

Achievements

The MBGP has been successful in ensuring that a range of valuable experimental resources are now freely available, in the public domain. These now include:

Current and Future Challenges

Organisation

The MBGP arose through the recognition of the benefits of internaational collaboration and co-ordination, especially with respect to development and dissemination of experimental resources and information. The MBGP Steering Committee word has an agreed defined remit, with clear set of responsibilities. Several sub-committees exist to manage specific tasks. These include the Brassica rapa Genome Sequencing Project (BrGSP) Management Committee word, the MBGP TILLING consortium, and others focused on development of a common bioinformatics framework. In Jan 2010, it was agreed that the MBGP SC and BrGSP would merge. The current Chair is Graham King.

Meetings

The MBGP Steering Committee aims to meet at least once a year. This usually includes a main meeting at the annual Plant Animal Genome conference in San Diego, held in January. Additional meetings are held whenever there is a relevant major international brassica conference. Minutes of meetings are available here.

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Date
Meeting
download notes
July 2018
MBGP SC, Brassica 2018 (St Malo)
minutes
Jan 2018
MBGP SC, PAG XXVI (San Diego)
minutes
Jan 2017
MBGP SC, PAG XXV (San Diego)
minutes
Oct 2016
MBGP SC, Brassica 2016 (Melbourne)
minutes
Jan 2016
MBGP SC, PAG XXIV (San Diego)
minutes
Jan 2015
MBGP SC, PAG XXIII (San Diego)
minutes
Apr 2014
MBGP SC, CGW, Wuhan
minutes
Jan 2014
MBGP SC, PAG XXII (San Diego)
minutes
Jan 2013
MBGP SC, PAG XXI (San Diego)
minutes
Jan 2012
MBGP SC, PAG XX (San Diego)
minutes
Sep 2010
MBGP SC, Brassica2010 (Saskatoon)
minutes
Jan 2010
MBGP SC, and BrGSP, PAG XVIII
minutes
Aug 2009
BrGSP update, Saskatoon
minutes
Jan 2009
MBGP SC, PAG XVII
minutes
Sep 2008
MBGP SC, and BrGSP update, Lillehammer
minutes
Jan 2008
MBGP SC, PAGXVI
minutes
Jan 2008
BrGSP MC, PAGXVI
minutes
Jul 2007
MBGP SC, and BrGSP MC, Vancouver
minutes
Jan 2007
MBGP SC, PAGXV
minutes
Jan 2007
BrGSP MC, PAGXV
minutes
Oct 2006
MBGP SC, and BrGSP MC, Wageningen
minutes
Jan 2006
MBGP SC, PAGXIV
minutes
Jan 2006
BrGSP MC, PAGXIV
minutes
Oct 2005
MBGP SC, and BrGSP MC, Wuhan
minutes
Jan 2005
MBGP SC, and BrGSP MC, PAGXIII
minutes
Oct 2004
MBGP SC, Daejon
minutes
Oct 2004
B. rapa Sequencing, Daejon
minutes
Jan 2004
2nd Steering Group Meeting MBGP, at PAGXII
minutes
Jan 2003
1st Steering Group Meeting for the Multinational Brassica Genome Project, at PAGXI
Mar 2002
Held at Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Davis
Jan 2002
Initial discussion at PAGX

Previous chairs of MBGP Steering Group

(this may not be accurate - if anyone has more precise information, please let me know)
2003-4 Ian Bancroft
2005-6 Graham King
2007-8 Isobel Parkin
2009-10 Ian Bancroft
2011-12 Chris Pires
2013-14 Rod Snowdon
2015-16 Boulos Chalhoub
2017-18 Graham King