Koala Genome Consortium meeting

Members of the Koala Genome Consortium (KGC) met in Sydney to discuss progress and map out approaches to future work. Attendees were from the Australian Museum, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Sydney, the University of Canberra, the University of Queensland, Australian National University, the University of NSW, CSIRO, EMBL Australia, Intersect Pty Ltd and Bioplatforms Australia who hosted the meeting.

Discussion points included:

  • overview of existing koala datasets
  • progress with trancriptome and genome assembly
  • Identification of critical research questions
  • experiences from other eukaryotic genome projects
  • bioinformatics analysis plans
  • data sharing policy
  • publications
  • development of a project plan