Genomic Standards Consortium

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) is an open-membership working body formed in September 2005. The aim of the GSC is making genomic data discoverable. The GSC enables genomic data integration, discovery and comparison through international community-driven standards.

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Genomic Standards Consortium

GSC23 Thailand

23rd Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting was originally planned as GSC22 to take place in 2020, however as with most things in 2020, it was postponed. We are hopeful that the meeting will go ahead in 2023, and are working to set some firm dates.

Genomic Standards for Precision Medicine, Agriculture, Comparative Genomics, and Metabolomics

GSC23 sessions will focus on tackling metadata challenges related to the sample collection, processing and genomic sequencing workflow critical for small and large scale datasets within the fields of medical genomics, agriculture, comparative genomics, and metabolomics tackling metadata challenges related to the sample collection, processing and genomic sequencing workflow critical for small and large scale datasets. It is our intention to discuss and plan for evolving genomic and laboratory standards to address the needs of the clinical, academic and industry researchers with a focus on precision medicine and agriculture.

Local Hosts: The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC/NSTDA)

Dates: TBA, 2022


Location: Srisavarindhira Building, Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, 2 Thanon Wang Lang, Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

Education Day (Date:TBA), GSC22 Workshops (Date:TBA)

Main GSC22 meeting:  (Date:TBA)

** Please note that the schedule is subject to change**

Sessions: Precision Medicine, Agriculture, Comparative Genomics, and Metabolomics


Attendees are encouraged to make their hotel booking as early as possible. Here we provide a list of Bangkok (3 star and 4 star) hotels, with estimated per night costs (for the meeting dates, prices were looked up in February, 2020) 

Hotel List

Translation rates for Thai Baht (THB) to USD

Agenda – Confirmed Speakers:

Day 1 (Date:TBA)

Session: Genomic Standards for Precision Medicine

Keynote: Personalized Medicine – Leslie Biesecker (NIH/NHGRI)

Curating Clinical Genomes – Manop Pithukpakorn (Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University)

Human Cell Atlas Project – Varodom Charoensawan (Faculty of Science, Mahidol University)

Pathogen Genomics – October Michael Sessions (NUS School of Public Health, Singapore)

Session: Standards Perspectives from Publishing and Databases

Journal perspective: Gigascience – Chris Hunter

Journal perspective: Scientific Data – Varsha Khodiyar

Database perspective: NCBI Resources – Ilene Mizrachi

Database perspective: DDBJ – Kyung-Bum Lee

Database perspective: National Genomics Data Center, China –Yiming Bao

Working Group Sessions – Afternoon Networking

Day 2(Date:TBA)

Session: Genomic Standards for Metabolomics

Keynote: Jia Li (Imperial College London)

Metabolomics standards in natural product research – Sakda Khoomrung (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand)

Standardised NMR Metabolomics and its applications – Jutarop Phetcharaburanin (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Session: Genomic Standards for Agriculture Microbiomes

AgMicrobiome Research Coordination Network (RCN) – Lindal Kinkel (University of Minnesota)

Standardization of next-generation sequencing method to study gut microbial diversity in shrimp – Wanilada Rungrassamee (National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand)

Working Group Sessions – Afternoon Networking

Day3 (Date:TBA)

Session: GSC Current & Evolving Standards

Session Speakers:

GSC Compliance and Interoperability Working Group – Ramona Walls (University of Arizona)

RNA Microbial Standards – Scott Tighe (University of Vermont)

FAIR Principles Susanna-Assunta Sansone (Oxford University)

Food – Pathogen Microbiome Standards – (FDA)

Venom – Parasite Microbiome Standards – Sabah Ul-Hasan (Scripps Research)

Session: Genomic Standards for Comparative Genomics

Nikos Kyrpides – JGI

Parwinder Kaur – DNA Zoo Australia

Engineering Therapeutic Cells: Clinical Standards and Metrics – Chris Mason (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Spike-in DNA Standards for NGS Sequencing – Dieter Tourlousse (AIST, Japan)