UC Davis, Davis, CA
Over 50 scientists came together at UC Davis in a meeting hosted by the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection and the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology yeast collection to interact with the general topic of genome programs and genome data for culture collections.
Boundy-Mills, Kyria et al. “The United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN): Enhancing Microbial Genomics Research through Living Microbe Culture Collections.” Applied and environmental microbiology vol. 81,17 (2015): 5671-4. doi:10.1128/AEM.01176-15
Wednesday, September 24, 2014. UC Davis Putah Creek Lodge
8:30-9:00 AM Poster Hanging with Coffee
9:00- 9:15 AM Welcome and Remarks | Campus and departmental representatives, Kyria Boundy-Mills and Lucy Joseph
9:15 -9:30 AM Overview of USCCN RCN | Kevin McCluskey
9:30 -10:30 AM ALGAE/PHOTOTROPHS COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH
10:30-10:45 AM Coffee
10:45 AM-12:00 PM BACTERIA COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Walk to the Robert Mondavi Institute for tours of the UC Davis Teaching and Research Winery; Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building | Tour guide: Karen Block
1:30-3:00 PM FUNGI COLLECTIONS AND RESEARCH
3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:15-4:00 PM MORE FUNGI RESEARCH
4:00 – 5:00 PM 3- minute Lightning Presentations of posters; Reception; Poster Sessions by Culture Collection Curators, Users and Potential Users of Culture Collections.
6:00-8:00 PM Dinner for Participants at the Good Life Garden, at the Robert Mondavi Institute, University of California, Davis.
+ ad hoc posters
Thursday September 25, 2014. UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI), Winery Classroom
8:30-9:00 AM Coffee
9:00-12:00PM Presentations and discussions:
Introductions of participants
Set the agenda for discussions
Kevin McCluskey: Presentation of USCCN activities, website, etc.
Matt Ryan, CABI (UK): Culture collection support in Europe and UK including MIRRI, ECCO, UKNCC
Resources and guidelines for Culture Collection Management, e.g. WFCC Guidelines, OECD Best Practice Guidelines for BRCs
Opportunities available to culture collections for genome work
Kyria Boundy-Mills, Recap of “Sustaining Biological Infrastructure” workshop
Kevin McCluskey, Report on TRUST Workshop Participation
Round Table Discussion: Convention on Biological Diversity and Nagoya Protocol
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:30 PM Tours of RMI Complex: Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Wine Yeast and Bacteria Collection, Sensory Building, teaching and research facilities
1:30 – 2:30 Tour nearby UC Davis Collections: Entomology, Wildlife collections.
2:30 – 3:30 Compare funding models and other strategies with natural history collections and other UC Davis programs such as enlisting volunteers, outreach/broader impacts, endowments, “Friends of the Collection”.
3:30-5:00 PM Working groups:
Planning the USCCN workshop for Spring 2015
Updating the USCCN website
Prospects for a US Society for Culture Collections
Wrap up: Acknowledgments, Travel reimbursement issues, etc.