Garden Genomics Tissue Banking Workshop

Posted May 24, 2017 - 11:20am

The Global Genome Initiative for Gardens (GGI-Gardens) is organizing a satellite meeting during the XIX International Botanical Congress , entitled Garden Genomics Tissue Banking Workshop, hosted by the Global Genome Initiative for Gardens on Wednesday 26 July 2017 from 9:00–12:00 at Fairy Lake Botanical Garden in Shenzhen, China.

The workshop will be focused on developing strategies for preparing genomic tissue sample vouchers for long term preservation and research from resources stored in gardens and other living collections. A list of topics that will be covered during the workshop include:

  • Use cases from GGI-Gardens partners: Why partner with GGI-Gardens and how is the GGI-Gardens sampling strategy implemented at partner institutions?

  • What are the benefits to your institution and the global botanic garden community?

  • Information about how we strategically target living collections to ensure effective, distributed sampling across Earth’s plant biodiversity.

  • Information about how we can help facilitate partnerships and pipelines between your institution and recognized herbaria and biorepositories.

Representatives of arboretums, botanical gardens, or other living collections specializing in plants are invited to attend.  RSVP to Morgan Gostel (gostelm [at] Space is limited.