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IRIC Under New Leadership

posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:53 PM by Frances Nikki Borja ‎(IRRI)‎
On February 5th, Dr. Rod Wing of the Arizona Genomics Institute was voted as the new Chair of IRIC by the Advisory Committee. He will be coordinating IRIC activities. Rod will help promote IRIC at different workshops and engage more people to be involved in the consortium. One focus will be raising additional funds for sustaining IRIC and further development of tools for the community. Under the new leadership, one of the goals for this year is integrating new platinum reference genomes into SNP-seek. In addition, fifteen high quality reference genomes representing each of the 15 subpopulations of the 3K genomes will be generated this year.

Lastly, on behalf of the advisory committee and IRIC community, let us all thank Nickolai Alexandrov for his thoughtful leadership since the launch of IRIC.  We wish him all of the best in his new position in the USA.