Meeting Abstract

S7-1  Monday, Jan. 6 07:45 - 08:00  SICB Wide Symposium: Building Bridges from Genome to Phenome: Molecules, Methods and Models BURNETT, KG*; DURICA, DS; MYKLES, DL; STILLMAN, JH; College of Charleston; The University of Oklahoma; Colorado State University; San Francisco State University

Understanding the mechanistic basis by which genes give rise to both stability and variation in phenotypes is one of the Grand Challenges articulated by NSF. Accordingly, scientists in many disciplines are using a wide variety of organisms and experimental approaches to generate complex datasets at different levels of biological organization, all aiming to elucidate aspects of the genome-to-phenome framework. The goals of the Building Bridges Symposium, including invited speakers and related oral and poster complementary sessions are to build connections among ongoing research efforts, as well as to identify critical gaps and future needs to accelerate and facilitate this critical area of research. The Symposium is organized by members of NSF’s Animal Genome-to-Phenome Research Coordination Network (AG2P RCN) to encourage networking across disciplines, gender, ethnicity, and professional ranks. Participant discussions at a concluding workshop will serve as the basis for a white paper identifying major gaps, key barriers and leading edges in the field of genome-to-phenome research.(NSF IOS 1927470)