Genomes to Life Contractor-Grantee Workshop I
Arlington, Virginia, February 9-12, 2003
As we attempt to understand, protect, and/or engineer environmental microbial communities, we need to ask what sorts of data would most benefit our models and how to obtain these cost-effectively. For this session let us answer what small (or large) technological step are we taking toward these specific challenges: (1) microscopic methods capable of tracing the chain of a small genome, (2) quantitation of “all” peptide states (either in single cells or populations), (3) Sequencing at Mbp per $, and (4) automated designed genome engineering.
The framework for the discussions will be the following questions:
Presentations on major technologies will be made during the breakout by Joachim Frank (Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health) on cryo Electron Microscopy, Bob Hettich or Greg Hurst (ORNL) and Dick Smith (PNNL) on mass spectrometry, Hoi-Ying Holman (Berkeley Lab) on FTIR imaging, Steve Colson (PNNL) on optical imaging, and possibly one or two other scientists.
We would like to invite you to bring one viewgraph to share with the participants on your views about technologies needed to meet these challenges.