Building Bridges from Genomes to Phenomes: A 2020 SICB Symposium

The members of the AG2P RCN are leading a new Symposium for the January 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).  This society-wide Symposium is entitled: “Building Bridges from Genomes to Phenomes: Molecules, Methods and Models”.   At its core, the 2020 symposium- with associated complementary oral and poster paper sessions, lunch planning session and policy workshop- will delve into recent progress linking phenotype plasticity to changes at the level of the genome, epigenome, proteome, and metabolome, while exploring the boundaries between variation and speciation. Presentations, discussions and syntheses will focus on new approaches, models and methodological challenges in melding different types of datasets (genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, proteomic, metabolomic) to address questions about linkages between the genome and phenome in non-model organisms. Invited Speakers, their research topics and additional information on the Symposium can be found above on the Speaker information page. We seek input from the larger community regarding what they see as important topics to be covered in the workshops and its final policy paper.  Feedback will be used to begin compiling a list of promising questions, research directions, major hurdles and vision statements from a wide community of investigators.