about the MBGP

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

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:

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 Boulos Chalhoub.

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. Minutes of meetings are available here.
Date Meeting
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Oct 2016 MBGPS 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


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