Core for Life Genomics Work Group Meeting 25-26th March 2013, Vienna.
The first Genomics Work Group meeting took place at Campus Vienna Biocenter/Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH (CSF). The mission was to start-up an open discussion on the (general) workflow in all participating Genomics Cores in order to learn from each others' strengths and to discuss potential points of improvement and/or optimization.
First, each participating Core presented itself. Secondly, several breakout sessions helped to understand different parts of the workflows in each Core. Topics of the breakout sessions included:
- User/Sample/Request management
- Current & future technologies
- DNA sample prep
- Data management
- RNA-seq including single cell transcriptomics
- Enrichment strategies
- Core Facility strategies
- Bioinformatics tools & analysis
- Lab best practices & QC
In the final plenary session summaries of all breakout sessions were presented. From this, it could be concluded that there is already a rough consensus on a general workflow. To improve communication between members of Genomics Cores, an on-line message board will be set-up. Furthermore, it was agreed that instrument capacity and expertise can and will be shared.
As this first meeting was a success, it was decided to make this a yearly meeting.