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Layers of Science

Posted December 14, 2016 - 12:05pm

Layers of Science - a TED-Ed-style talk by Benjamin, 2016 YES! GGI Intern

GGI Contract Employment Opportunities

Posted November 10, 2016 - 4:46pm

GGI is currently seeking to fill two full-time contract positions. For more information, and to apply, email ggi@si.edu.

GGI Vertebrate Zoology Technician
This 12-month contract position shall provide professional, technical, non-personal collections management services associated with GGI vertebrate samples and morphological vouchers.

Inaugural Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference

Posted November 3, 2016 - 9:47am

The Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics and BGI invite you to the Inaugural Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference in Washington, D.C. February 21-23, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the JW Marriott.

Registration deadlines for talks and posters is November 15, 2016.

Greater than X kb: a quantitative assessment of preservation conditions on genomic DNA quality, and a proposed standard for genome-quality DNA

Posted October 19, 2016 - 9:36am

Mulcahy DG, Macdonald KS III, Brady SG, Meyer C, Barker KB, Coddington J. (2016) Greater than X kb: a quantitative assessment of preservation conditions on genomic DNA quality, and a proposed standard for genome-quality DNA. PeerJ 4:e2528 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2528

Global Genome Initiative Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Posted October 17, 2016 - 2:51pm

The Global Genome Initiative Buck Fellowships are two-year fellowships that contribute specifically to the goals of the Global Genome Initiative (GGI) at the National Museum of Natural History and include a 60% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and 40% commitment to other GGI related activities.  The fellowships are aimed at increasing the capacity for biodiversity genomics at the National Museum of Natural History.

FAME, fortune, and genomics in Madagascar: Preserving a blueprint of hyperendemism in a biodiversity hotspot

Posted October 11, 2016 - 11:32am

Madagascar is one of the world’s “hottest” hotspots with a diverse and endemic biota that is increasingly threatened by habitat destruction. Dr. Laurence Dorr of the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History’s Botany Department is the lead of a team of five researchers that received a GGI-SIBG (Global Genome Initiative-Smithsonian Institute of Biodiversity Genomics) award aiming to collect 50% of the Malagasy genera from the team’s collective expertise, including 37 families, 433 genera, and 3,056 species, many of which are endemic.

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