21st Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting

Dates: May 20-23, 2019
GSC board meeting May 19, 2019

GSC 21st 3-day meeting will highlight the nexus of genomic standards and innovative methods in genomics. The meeting in charming Vienna will bring together people from many fields, including microbiology, microbial ecology, bioinformatics, medicine and system biology.

Sequence and function, species interactions, personal genomes/microbiomes, model communities, taxonomy, viruses, symbioses and holobiont genomes, unicellular eukaryotes, large microbial/viral pangenomes, and more …

Local Organizers: Craig Herbold, Thomas Rattei

GSC Organizers: Lynn Schriml, Folker Meyer


May 20th

Evening Keynote: Phil Hugenholtz (University of Queensland) Mining sequence data — genome discovery — open data

Welcome Reception

May 21st

Towards addressing the reproducibility crisis: Morning Session: Folker Meyer (Argonne National Laboratory) (Session Chair)

Afternoon Workshops/Working Group Sessions

Evening Poster Session

Evening Keynote: Kurt Zatloukal (Medical University of Graz) Biobanking BBMRI-ERIC

May 22nd

Morning Sessions:

Standards and bioinformatics for emerging fields of genomics: Nikos Kyrpides (DOE Joint Genome Institute)(Session Chair)

Metabolomics – Genomics: Claire O’Donovan (EMBL-EBI)(Session Chair)

Afternoon Workshops:

     Virus taxonomy and standards: Simon Roux (DOE Joint Genome Institute)

     Measures and criteria for the definition of taxonomic ranks:  Phil Hugenholtz (University of Queensland)

Evening Keynote: Michael Wagner (University of Vienna) Sequence and Function

May 23rd

Morning Sessions:

Standards in medical genomics: Christoph Bock (Session Chair) (Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Sequence and Function: Michael Wagner (University of Vienna) (Session Chair)



Venue: Campus of the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Directions: Public transport: subway lines U6 (Alser Strasse) or U2 (Schottentor) and tram lines 1, 5, 33, 43, 44 (Lange Gasse). Note: campus parking is very limited.

Hotels: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to the conference venue and are easily reachable by public transport. 

Hotel Regina  The Hotel Regina is holding a limited number of rooms for participants of the GCB until 20th of April 2019. [Reservation Form Hotel Regina 2019]

Hotel Bellevue, Arthotel Ana Katharina Hotel, Strudlhof Hotel, Hotel Mania, Hotel Atlanta, Hotel Boltzmann