Applications are now being accepted to participate in the upcoming workshop: Ocean nucleic acids ‘omics intercalibration and standardization funded by the US Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) program. The goal of this workshop is to develop a focused marine microbial nucleic acid (na) ‘omics intercomparison and intercalibration effort to enhance future field programs that integrate methods such as molecular barcoding, metagenomics and transcriptomics to understand the functioning of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in the ocean. Initial efforts are guided, in part, by the success of the marine geochemistry community in implementing programs like GEOTRACES.
The workshop will take place from January 8-11 2020 (arrival on Jan 8, full workshop days Jan 9-11) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. A limited number of participants (approximately 5-10 people) will be selected through an application process with the remainder being invited participants based on their expertise and leadership in being at the forefront of developing one or more of the methods considered for intercalibration in marine systems and beyond. All participants will have their travel costs and accommodation covered by OCB. We encourage applications from all experience levels ranging from senior graduate studies to well-established researchers in all related fields. Overall participation in this workshop will be limited to approximately 30 people. Applications are due by 11:59pm (EST) on October 18, 2019.
For more information and to apply, please visit the activity home page.
The 2020 OCB ‘omics intercalibration workshop organizing committee (Andrew Allen, Paul Berube, Scott Gifford, Bethany Jenkins, Adrian Marchetti, and Alyson Santoro).